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  • Homeopathic Migraine Relief - Does it work?

    Chronic Migraine Awareness Blog
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    The verdict is still out but studies are churning up promising results for homeopathic migraine relief and this alternative school of thought has many migraineurs eager to learn more.
  • Rabies

    MedicineNet Headache Specialty
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: RabiesCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/22/1999 7:02:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 8/26/2014 7:08:37 PM
  • Rheumatologic diseases like lupus can initially look like neurological disorders

    Headache Research News -- ScienceDaily
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:49 am
    Lupus and other rheumatologic diseases can initially present as neurological disorders such as headaches and seizures, and thus delay diagnosis for many months, experts say. Moreover, treatments for rheumatologic disorders can cause adverse neurological effects. Rheumatologic diseases include autoimmune and inflammatory disorders of the joints and soft tissues, such as lupus, systemic vasculitis and ankylosing spondylosis.
  • Seeking out skin creams that contain toxic mercury

    Headache / Migraine News From Medical News Today
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    As countries try to rid themselves of toxic mercury pollution, some people are slathering and even injecting creams containing the metal onto or under their skin to lighten it, putting themselves and...
  • FLOATERS...Part 3

    Migraine Headache News
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Anyone can develop floaters but they begin appearing most commonly in people between 50 and 75 years old.
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    MedicineNet Headache Specialty

  • Rabies

    26 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: RabiesCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/22/1999 7:02:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 8/26/2014 7:08:37 PM
  • Cosmetic Eye Procedure May Ease Migraines, Small Study Says

    25 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: Cosmetic Eye Procedure May Ease Migraines, Small Study SaysCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/22/2014 12:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 8/25/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Schistosomiasis

    21 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: SchistosomiasisCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/19/2010 5:05:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 8/21/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Could Chiropractic Manipulation of Your Neck Trigger a Stroke?

    8 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: Could Chiropractic Manipulation of Your Neck Trigger a Stroke?Category: Health NewsCreated: 8/7/2014 4:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 8/8/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Alzheimer's Disease

    5 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: Alzheimer's DiseaseCategory: Symptoms and SignsCreated: 8/5/2014 2:43:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 8/5/2014 2:43:52 PM
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    Headache and Migraine News

  • 10 Highlights from the past 3 Months (August 2014 edition)

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:51 pm
    What have other people been reading over the past three months?  It’s time to catch up – here are the most popular posts, with the most popular of all coming first.  Join the conversation! Neck Pain: A Missing Piece of the Migraine Puzzle? Will Botox Work for You? A New Clue in Your Blood… Will new Migraine Med fight Obesity and Diabetes? Are Migraine Patients “Visually Impaired”? Cluster Headache: Seasons and Temperatures Hemicrania Continua: Is Melatonin an Alternative to Indomethacin? Getting a Headache right after Drinking Alcohol? Topamax not working?
  • Complex Confusional Migraines

    25 Aug 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Sometimes it might feel like a migraine diagnosis just makes things – well, more complex and confusing!  That certainly can be the case if you have been diagnosed with complex confusional migraine.  So let’s try to clear things up a little bit. First, we do need to insert a note of caution.  Sometimes doctors will use migraine terminology that is outdated or just very unspecific.  For example, the term “complex migraine” can simply mean that the migraine attacks are not what the doctor is familiar with, or that there are other symptoms that suggest…
  • Topamax not working? Here’s a Possible Alternative

    21 Aug 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Although Topamax (topiramate) has helped many patients, it is by no means the silver bullet to stop migraine.  It’s popularity has also been hampered by the side effects that some patients experience. Of course there are many good alternatives to Topamax, but researchers are looking for something similar that will work for patients that are good candidates for something like topiramate, but who do not respond well to topiramate itself. A study published in July (2014) investigated a drug called zonisamide as an alternative to topiramate.  In this case, patients with episodic…
  • Vasculitis: When Your Body Attacks Your Blood Cells

    18 Aug 2014 | 5:34 pm
    There have been some reports of patients who appear to have migraine, but who are later diagnosed with some type of vasculitis* (also known as angiitis or arteritis). MedlinePlus describes vasculitis this way: Vasculitis is an inflammation of the blood vessels.  It happens when the body’s immune system attacks the blood vessel by mistake.  It can happen because of an infection, a medicine, or another disease.  The cause is often unknown. It can be very difficult to diagnose, because it’s so rare.  The symptoms can also be varied and sometimes very severe.
  • Using Migraine as an Excuse

    15 Aug 2014 | 11:48 am
    If you’re like me, you may have experienced a migraine attack that left you unable to stand, unable to drink water without throwing up – and attack that has left you writhing on the floor.  If you are half as sick as this, there’s little doubt that a migraine attack is a VERY good reason to not go to work. But today we’re not talking about someone with migraine, but someone who doesn’t have migraine at all – but they still use the “I have a migraine” excuse. The reality is that most of the migraine patients I know will push themselves…
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    Fly With Hope

  • And Into the Light

    19 Aug 2014 | 4:25 pm
    The United Nations observes World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th every year. And September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in the U.S. which is ironic as it is the month George attempted.30 days before attemptThis year, George and I are going to walk (and roll as my stamina is low) as a part of the Chicago Out of the Darkness Walk in Grant Park on September 20th. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) who puts on these walks describes the purpose for the walks:"Suicide claims more than 38,000 lives each year in the United States alone, with…
  • Do You Struggle With Two Brain Syndrome?

    15 Aug 2014 | 11:29 am
    Yes, I have two brains and I imagine so do most people with chronic illness. I call it Two Brain Syndrome. One brain knows the truth of the current severity of my chronic illnesses, understands my limitations and respects what I need to do to take care of myself. My other brain is left over from my other body, the one before chronic illness. See, this brain thinks she can still do the things she used to be able to do with ease over nine years ago.Brain One says:You are running back and forth to the toilet because little dudes inside your bowels have sounded the alarm to evacuate! Your abdomen…
  • Ever Wonder About My Chronic Illnesses? In Depth Posts To Come

    6 Aug 2014 | 2:37 am
    Quite a bit of time has passed since I have shared an in depth discussion of my chronic illnesses. Interspersed among my regular posts, I will be sharing special posts on each chronic illness that affects me: explaining what the illness is (i.e. what caused it); sharing my history with the illness; describing how the illness affects me currently; discussing how the illness does or does not relate to others I have; discuss what treatments I have tried; share a general description of my current treatment regimen.My hope is that these posts will remind others who have these conditions that they…
  • My Dad's Gift of Himself

    26 Jul 2014 | 12:09 am
    Our doorbell is unplugged and from my bed, I heard a pounding knock on the door. Sick and in clothing not appropriate for strangers, I zipped my oversized Star Trek hoodie on as fast as I could and saw a FedEx truck outside. I opened the door quickly apologizing for the wait because I was sick and he said, "I'm sorry. But it is from Germany. I couldn't leave it." I signed my name.I closed the door and clutched the package to my chest. I knew what it was. I leaned my back against the door and wept. I felt incredibly loved and thought: this is my dad--he has an incredible capacity to love and…
  • I Won't Give Up - Dance

    17 Jul 2014 | 4:28 pm
    Our first dance at our wedding was to a song from Jim Brickman's "The Disney Songbook" featuring Wayne Brady called "Beautiful." Our second first dance, we danced a round dance which is what George grew up dancing in addition to square dancing. A round dance is a cued and choreographed ballroom dance. George's mom gave to us the gift of a choreographed round dance which she cued live at our wedding. Our round dance to the grammy winning song, "Could I Have This Dance" by Anne Murray is something that we still waltz around the house signing and dancing to. Most certainly, dancing is a natural…
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  • Why Didn't I Think of That?

    21 Aug 2014 | 7:35 pm
    I have Cluster Headache and Migraine. Most people hear that and think, “OK, well, maybe you should take an aspirin or something.” Some of them even say it out loud, unaware that their ignorance on the matter, combined with what is probably an instinct to help their fellow human avoid pain, results in nothing more than an insult. As if, at some point in the 24 years that I have been dealing with this condition, it had never once occurred to me or my team of doctors to try taking an aspirin? Or, altering my diet or avoiding triggers or using acupressure or drinking more water or taking…
  • This Thursday...I Woke Up To A Migraine...

    21 Aug 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Migraine aura…the little warning before the big headache comes.  I was late to work, but I am thankful that I didn’t miss the day and was still able to help out people and get stuff accomplished.  Most of all I am thankful that I am able to realize that I took the time to learn how to better manage my migraines.  It is because of this I was able to move through it quickly. Some days still take a whole day to recoup, but I am Thankful I was able to discern what needed to be done and get it done so I could continue on with my day.  What are you thankful for…
  • Blog Challenge Day 24 - Slimming World Week 3

    21 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
      Right so after last week’s extremely disappointing result at the scales, I had a chat with Jess who runs the group. There were a couple of things I was doing wrong (like having cornflakes as my Healthy Extra B!) and I needed to make sure I was eating 1/3 superfree with each meal. At least there was a few things that could have caused the little loss. So this week I went full throttle into it. I changed the cereal for 2 weetabix. I am still not eating bread (unless it’s for toast in the morning which is a little bit of a waste if you ask me!) and I had my salads for lunch…
  • Migraine and hypnosis

    21 Aug 2014 | 3:36 am
    The purpose of this article isn’t to write an medical study on Migraines, but to give simple tricks to make the pain recede or disappear in minutes with auto hypnosis, even if you never actually experienced a trance Migraine is a really common medical issue, and I recommend you to consult you medical doctor in every case of chronic headaches, with or without Aura (phenomenon that comes generally before the pain) to investigate the causes. That said, Hypnosis shines in pain management, and migraines are a great indication, either with a professional or with auto hypnosis. Once, I just…
  • Asking for help

    21 Aug 2014 | 12:46 am
    I got to a point with my former neurologist, Dr. Jane Prosser, where she had run out of treatment ideas. I had something of a breakdown & couldn’t cope. I knew I couldn’t have any decent quality of life going on like this – days or weeks in bed and spending small moments of feeling ok enough to only just keep my life together. I was (and still am) overwhelmed by having to do all the things I needed to do in those small windows of opportunity – let alone make art, socialise or earn some income. I made this pretty desperate call for help on Facebook (read the rest…
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    Headache News

  • Obama’s Westchester Visit Causes Some Headaches For Labor Day Weekend Travelers

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:33 pm
    Business Owners Angry Over Lost Revenue As A Result Of President's Excursion August 29, 2014 5:52 PM TRI-STATE NEWS HEADLINES From our newsroom to your inbox weekday mornings at 9AM. Sign Up WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – President Barack Obama has …
  • Low Vision Works Expands into Jacksonville Area

    29 Aug 2014 | 10:29 am
    Exclusive Visual Therapy Now Offered in Duval, St. John, Nassau, and Clay Counties  SARASOTA, FL, USA, August 29, 2014 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Low Vision Works, the leading provider of low vision occupational therapy rehabilitation services, has expanded …
  • Obama’s Westchester Visit Could Cause Headaches For Labor Day Weekend Travelers

    29 Aug 2014 | 10:22 am
    TRI-STATE NEWS HEADLINES From our newsroom to your inbox weekday mornings at 9AM. Sign Up WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – President Barack Obama has made some slight changes to his planned two-day visit to Westchester County. The president will be …
  • Evening Standard comment: Ukip and the PM’s European headache

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    David Cameron’s Europe strategy is designed largely to keep backbench critics on board and the cracks in his party papered over: hence his use of Britain’s veto in December 2011, then in January 2013 his promise of an in/out referendum, and then his …
  • Sport24.co.za | Alberts loss is Bok headache

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:39 am
    12 minutes ago Brenden Nel - SuperSport Willem Alberts (Gallo Images) Cape Town - The loss of Willem Alberts is a bitter blow for the Springboks ahead of their departure for the Australasian leg of the Rugby Championship. According to the supersport.com …
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  • Migraine hacks I wish for: Psychic Earplugs

    The Migraine Girl
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:17 am
    I’m back for another installment of my new Migraine Hacks I Wish For Series. File this under Impossible Inventions or Things I Wish Existed. As someone who has dealt with migraine for... READ MORE
  • Hot Wings for Headache

    <a href="http://migraine.com/members/tammy-lrome/" title="Tammy L Rome">Tammy L Rome</a>
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:24 am
    By now you are familiar with the ALS “ice bucket” fundraising and awareness campaign. People have been posting videos of themselves accepting the challenge, sharing facts about ALS, and then challenging others... READ MORE
  • How Open is your Doctor to Complementary and Alternative Medicine?

    <a href="http://migraine.com/members/katie-golden-migraine/" title="Katie Golden">Katie Golden</a>
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:17 am
    Complementary and Alternative Medicine (or CAM) is widely used by patients, but often left undiscussed with their traditional doctors. According to one study, 82% of headache sufferers use some type of alternative... READ MORE
  • Can Having a Purpose in Life Protect You From Pain?

    Sarah Hackley
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:46 am
    Purposeful people live longer; that’s the takeaway from a recent study1 based on data taken from a longitudinal sample that followed 7,108 participants for approximately 15 years. According to the study, this... READ MORE
  • Faking It

    Prof. Joanna Kempner
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Headache advocates are taking to social media to express their (justified) outrage about a wikiHow that explains how to fake a migraine. The article, one of many “how to fake” pieces on... READ MORE
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    Chronic Migraine Awareness Blog

  • Homeopathic Migraine Relief - Does it work?

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    The verdict is still out but studies are churning up promising results for homeopathic migraine relief and this alternative school of thought has many migraineurs eager to learn more.
  • 15 Quick Tips for Migraine Relief Part 2

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    Welcome back to part two of our "Quick Tips for Migraine Relief" segment. If you have not read part one, you can find it here. Without further ado, here are the next seven tips for your migraine relief needs. 
  • 15 Quick Tips for Migraine Relief Part 1

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    Anyone whose ever had a migraine knows relief couldn’t come fast enough! Pain can surface suddenly and in some cases, can increase to a level that leaves sufferers incapable of getting out of bed.
  • Can CoQ10 Be Used for Migraine Relief?

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    The path to chronic migraine relief can be a long and trifling one, embedded with forks in the road, dead ends and detours. Because everyone responds to treatment differently, there’s no telling what will work for you and what won’t.
  • 10 Common Misconceptions About Migraine Relief

    20 Aug 2014 | 9:02 am
    Migraines currently affect over 35 million Americans. That being said, it’s shocking how many questions still remain unanswered about what causes an attack and how to treat the source rather than mask the symptoms. Sadly, there is no guarantee those who suffer from migraines will even get a correct diagnosis.
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