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  • amitriptyline. (Elavil, Endep)

    MedicineNet Headache Specialty
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: amitriptyline. (Elavil, Endep)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Six reasons for headaches in school-age children and how parents can help relieve the pain

    Headache Research News -- ScienceDaily
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:15 am
    As the school year approaches and begins, many parents may start to hear their children complain about headaches.
  • Symptom relief following non-endoscopic migraine surgery

    Headache / Migraine News From Medical News Today
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    A revised version of a surgical procedure to treat severe chronic migraine headaches led to significant symptom relief more than 90 percent of the time in patients treated at Massachusetts General...
  • Now This is a Headache! Employee Terminated for Migraine Headaches Can Advance FMLA Claim

    Migraine Headache News
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:04 pm
    In the cold, sadistic world that is the FMLA, the Department of Labor tells us that ordinary, run-of-the-mill headaches are not covered by the FMLA.
  • 10 Highlights from the past 3 Months (July 2014 edition – a little late!)

    Headache and Migraine News
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:21 am
    Ok, so it’s not July any more.  However, it’s still a great time to catch up on the posts that have been most popular with people like you over the past 3 months! Here are the posts, the most popular of all coming first… This Key Sleep Question Could Lead to Better Treatment for Headache Disorders Will Botox Work for You? A New Clue in Your Blood… Are Migraine Patients “Visually Impaired”? Do You Make this Medication Mistake? Cluster Headache: Seasons and Temperatures Hemicrania Continua: Is Melatonin an Alternative to Indomethacin? Getting a Headache…
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    MedicineNet Headache Specialty

  • amitriptyline. (Elavil, Endep)

    28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: amitriptyline. (Elavil, Endep)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Health Tip: Easing Headache Pain

    25 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: Health Tip: Easing Headache PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/25/2014 7:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/25/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Turnera diffusa (Damiana)

    24 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: Turnera diffusa (Damiana)Category: MedicationsCreated: 3/2/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/24/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Sinus Infection (Sinusitis)

    14 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: Sinus Infection (Sinusitis)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/14/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Mumps

    11 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: MumpsCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/11/2014 12:00:00 AM
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    Headache Research News -- ScienceDaily

  • Six reasons for headaches in school-age children and how parents can help relieve the pain

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:15 am
    As the school year approaches and begins, many parents may start to hear their children complain about headaches.
  • Women with migraines experience more headaches during the menopausal transition

    24 Jun 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Migraine attack frequency is higher in women during peri-menopause and menopause than in pre-menopause researchers have foun. During pre-menopause, periods are typically regular. During the menopausal transition or “peri-menopause” menstrual periods become irregular and at menopause, menstrual periods stop.
  • Summer season springs cluster headaches into action

    13 Jun 2014 | 10:05 am
    Did you know that while most people celebrate the start of summer on June 21, nearly 1 million Americans are facing the debilitating pain of cluster headaches due to Earth's shift towards the sun? It's true. The human biological rhythm is tied into earth's rotation, making individuals who suffer cluster from headaches encounter unrelenting head pain.
  • Headaches during sex likely more common than reported

    10 Jun 2014 | 7:03 am
    About one percent of adults report they have experienced headaches associated with sexual activity, and that such headaches can be severe. But the actual incidence is almost certainly higher, according to a neurologist and headache specialist. "Many people who experience headaches during sexual activity are too embarrassed to tell their physicians, and doctors often don't ask," he said.
  • Healthcare professionals must be aware of rarer causes of headaches in pregnancy

    23 May 2014 | 5:29 am
    Most headaches in pregnancy and the postnatal period are benign, but healthcare professionals must be alert to the rarer and more severe causes of headaches, suggests a new review. There are 85 different types of headache. Approximately 90% of headaches in pregnancy are migraine or tension-type headaches. However, pregnancy can lead to an increased risk of certain secondary headaches, a headache caused by an underlying health condition, states the review.
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  • 10 Highlights from the past 3 Months (July 2014 edition – a little late!)

    1 Aug 2014 | 6:21 am
    Ok, so it’s not July any more.  However, it’s still a great time to catch up on the posts that have been most popular with people like you over the past 3 months! Here are the posts, the most popular of all coming first… This Key Sleep Question Could Lead to Better Treatment for Headache Disorders Will Botox Work for You? A New Clue in Your Blood… Are Migraine Patients “Visually Impaired”? Do You Make this Medication Mistake? Cluster Headache: Seasons and Temperatures Hemicrania Continua: Is Melatonin an Alternative to Indomethacin? Getting a Headache…
  • Will new Migraine Med fight Obesity and Diabetes?

    17 Jul 2014 | 5:04 pm
    The high expectations for CGRP-blocking migraine medications could turn into a craze before they even get to the market.  New research has raised the hope that this type of medication could fight obesity and diabetes, and help the patient to live longer in general. Before you start looking to these new meds as the fountain of youth, there are a few things you should know about the study, published this May in the journal Cell. First, this is a very early study, using mice, not humans.  And it all revolves around TRPV1 pain receptors. When these pain receptors were destroyed, the…
  • Child migraine research goes forward

    14 Jul 2014 | 8:35 am
    More good news about funding toward migraine research comes out of the UK.  £20 million is being put toward an initiative to focus on children’s medicine.  With migraine, as with many other diseases that children and adults get, the children tend to be an afterthought.  This worked for adults, let’s see if it works for kids too.  But this new initiative will focus on medicine specifically for children.  This will include medicine for children’s migraine. Read more about this grant at the Royal Liverpool Children’s NHS Trust’s…
  • Headaches during Pregnancy: Not What You Think?

    11 Jul 2014 | 6:58 am
    Your girlfriends have given you lots of ideas about what to expect during pregnancy, including what to expect regarding headaches.  This will especially be true if headaches made a significant impact on your life before you were pregnant. All this advice can be very useful.  But it can be dangerous if you don’t do two key things that you should be doing. Specialists Kirsty Revell and Paul Morrish recently teamed up to look at the data regarding headaches and pregnancy.  Their findings were published in the journal The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist this spring (see…
  • Getting a Headache right after Drinking Alcohol?

    9 Jul 2014 | 7:54 pm
    You’ve had a little to drink – or maybe more than a little – and while you’re still having a good time, the headache strikes.  What’s happening?  Should you be concerned? Yes, you should be.  If you have a headache within two or three hours of drinking alcohol, you’re experiencing something different from the familiar “hangover”.  In fact, the International Headache Society has classified these as two different types of headache. The headache that arrives early is known as an immediate alcohol-induced headache.
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    Fly With Hope

  • 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…
  • Dandelion Seeds

    16 Jul 2014 | 4:13 pm
    Monday was a stressful day. Actually the weekend was a stressful weekend. Well the last several weeks have been pretty rough. We have been struggling for months: months that have been a challenging two years. But Monday, yeah, it was a stressful day.Stress is a dandelion whose seeds have been blown into every nook and every cranny of our lives. Monday, despite the Migraine, I plowed through a list of computer-related tasks I had put off for a while: paying bills; untangling messes; individually reaching out to some of the 100+ "friends" on my Facebook because I'm deactivating soon;…
  • Celebrate in the Rain

    8 Jul 2014 | 4:28 pm
    I have thought a lot about my post for today. I have thought how I could share how on the day George and I got married, I thought I knew everything and it turns out I knew nothing. By pure special coincidence, George and I share our anniversary with his cousin and his aunt. His cousin and wife have been married for 25 years. His aunt and uncle have now been married for 52 years!George and I went to Walt Disney World in September 2013 over the exact year to date of his suicide attempt. Because of my mental health, I did not think I could be at home during the actual dates. I was working…
  • Ready to Write

    7 Jul 2014 | 6:13 pm
    For many months, I have attempted to write a transition blog post from my last post on June 6, 2013 to upcoming blog posts. I have struggled as to what to say. I have verbs and nouns and adjectives and adverbs and prepositions and pronouns and conjunctions and interjections that I am itching to share with you!  But none of the wordy drafts I have written seemed to do the job of saying:Here I am and I'm ready to start writing and connecting.Mission Complete. See you soon! Today's happy thought brought to you by six Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.Casper (12), Giselle (7), Zuzu (7),…
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  • "Thanks Migraine For Making Me Healthy"

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:03 am
    photo credit: angeloangelo via photopin cc I saw that statement a few months back either in a blog post, tweet or Facebook post. At the time I wasn’t healthy. I was eating any and everything, even things I suspected to be triggers. That statement was one of the things that motivated me to restart my fight against my daily headache and chronic migraine disease. Now I can say, “Thank you migraine for making me healthy.” Since July 2nd, I’ve been sticking to the suggested diet in the book, ” Heal Your Headache The 1-2-3 Program, by Dr. David Buchholz, M.D. Can you…

    23 Jul 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Photo credit goes to Sara Richardson. Design credit goes to Michelle Tracy Welcome to “WARRIOR WEDNESDAY” and our second “Migraine Warrior of the Week!” As explained in a previous post, each Wednesday a different migraineur will be featured on this blog. Any pictures that are provided, along with their answers to a questionnaire will be posted here, with the hopes of providing alternate perspectives with regards to migraine and other headache disorders. These people battle migraines with determination and bravery and deserve to be celebrated and spotlighted for the way they live their…
  • Baby with leukemia testimony. Whoah!

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:18 pm
      Testimony: “1st Feb 2014 was a nightmare for my family when everyone were getting ready to celebrate Chinese New Year but I’ve received a call from my sister in Melaka. She was weeping and told me that her 18months old daughter has Leukemia. She said they can not come home this New Year because baby Siew Siew must start on Chemo treatment asap. During that anxious moment, I can only pray and trust God! I’m so thankful for an angel, Rachel started to broadcast about my niece’ssituation to her company downline and I was so surprise by the many volunteers willing…
  • In pain with migraine

    jantina kamminga
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:21 am
    By Jantina Kamminga ‘Migraine? Oh that is just a headache. It is not that bad’, that is what I sometimes people here say. I personally can strangle those people. It is not just a headache. And I know it is not that bad, I would call it a mix of terrible and annoying pain. A few weeks ago I was talking to someone and I thought about my migraine. I realized I did not have any migraine attacks since I came to South Africa the beginning of February. I should have knocked the wood, because two days later I had to stay in bed whole day because of a migraine attack. Do not get me wrong, I also…
  • Crossroads

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    I dump by back on a bench and begin riffling through it, looking for my phone. I find it at the bottom. I dig out my wallet for good measure as well. “Hello?” my mom answers the phone. “Mom,” I sound desperate, lost, and on the verge of crying.  I drag my hand through my hair, and hold it there, it feels like I’m holding my skull on my head. I pull it out, just to check to see if there’s any blood. My head feels like it should be bleeding, it hurts that much. I pull my bag back onto my shoulders and start walking. I take a deep breath. “Hey.” “What’s wrong?” she asks.
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    War on Headaches

  • I'm in a magazine!

    20 Jul 2014 | 8:49 pm
    I did public relations in my past life (it was my first career), but I promise I don't go out promoting myself and my blog. (Why would I? I rarely write posts these days!) But recently I received an interview request through my blog from a writer (and senior medical correspondent) who was doing an article for Living Without's Gluten Free & More magazine on gluten and migraine. She read about me going gluten free briefly (here are the posts if you're interested) and wanted to include my lack of success in her article. I was definitely on board because I can't stand when articles about…
  • Expiration Dates

    27 Jun 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Don't worry, this post is about medications, not people. It is true that we're all slowly expiring, but that's a whole other monster. :)Unless you're reading this post in the future, this med is still good!You probably don't need this reminder, but boy did I need it a few weekends ago. So here it is:Make sure your medications haven't expired!!!I keep Fioricet and Tylenol (the only meds I can take for head pain right now since I'm still nursing Hollis) in my purse at all times. But when I travel, I pack a separate pill container that fits my multi-vitamins. Since I stay at home quite a lot, I…
  • I Love My Husband, But...

    5 May 2014 | 8:10 pm
    I love my husband, but he just asked me, "What's the difference between a headache and a migraine?"REALLY?We've been married ten years, and he still doesn't understand. I had a migraine today and I mentioned that it was starting to get a little better, and he said, "You still have a headache?" and I corrected him - "migraine" - and that's when he asked what the difference was.I guess moral of the story is, nobody's going to truly understand what you're going through unless they go through it themselves. So instead of getting angry at him, I'm going to drop it. Because anger would just make my…
  • Book Review: My Head Hurts!

    3 Apr 2014 | 10:26 am
    If you want to read a good, and dare I say, entertaining, headache book - this one's for you. It reminded me of the book Chocolate & Vicodin which I reviewed three years ago (wow, time flies!).In My Head Hurts!: My struggle with the headache that refused to stop, author Jonathan Larney very openly discusses his constant headache and how it affected every aspect of his life. His headache started suddenly one day when he was lifting weights, and it remained constant for more than two years.So how could a book about pain possibly be entertaining? Thankfully, Jonathan has a wonderful sense of…
  • Book Review: Migraine & Headache Answers

    13 Mar 2014 | 3:01 pm
    This is the first of two book reviews I'll be doing - finally! Special thanks to the authors because it took me months to get these done and they have both been very patient with me.Cover from amazon.comMigraine & Headache Answers: Find Out How to Heal Your Migraines is by migraine sufferer Michelle Tweedy and her partner, Bryan Inkson. If you don't have time to read my entire post, here's the main takeaway: the book contains a wealth of information and unique things for migraine and headache sufferers to try.I was provided the e-book version, but since I don't have an e-book reader I…
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  • Treating “migraine brain”

    Tammy Rome
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:32 am
    Anyone who has ever experienced a migraine will tell you that it is nearly impossible to think clearly or communicate effectively during an attack. Many will attest to residual problems during the... READ MORE
  • 4 Summertime Triggers and Their Migraine-Friendly Alternatives

    Sarah Hackley
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Sunscreen is a major trigger for some migraineurs, and with the smells, the chemicals, the accidentally-spray-in-your-face method of delivery, it’s easy to see why. Thankfully, there’s an alternative out there for whatever... READ MORE
  • Muscle weakness during the postdrome stage of migraine

    The Migraine Girl
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:27 am
    Migraine postdrome can last many hours (sometimes over a day!), and boy oh boy have I been feeling that lately. In the old days (I sound like I’m reminiscing fondly, don’t I?),... READ MORE
  • Botox Basics

    <a href="http://migraine.com/members/katie-golden-migraine/" title="Katie Golden">Katie Golden</a>
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:51 am
    Over the past few weeks, I’ve interacted with a lot of Migraineurs who are trying Botox for the first time. I started using Botox 3 years ago and find it essential in... READ MORE
  • “You’re Doing Everything Right”

    Kerrie Smyres
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:05 pm
    “You’re doing everything right.” My friend Kate wrote that to me in a card when my migraines were at their very worst. Her words carried me through my darkest, most painful (physically... READ MORE
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    Chronic Migraine Awareness Blog

  • 5 Essential Ingredients Every Migraine Relief Emergency Kit Needs

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:18 pm
    When living with migraines, half the battle is the inability to predict when one might rear its ugly head. Chronic migraine sufferers frequently experience stress and anxiety related to this dilemma because no matter the scale of planning, a migraine episode can always swoop in, just in time to ruin the day.
  • 14 Migraine Relief Massage Tips

    29 Jul 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Reflexology is a system of massage techniques believed to reduce tension and treat illnesses. It is based on the theory that reflex points located in the hands, feet and head are linked by nerves to every other part of the body.
  • Is Botox Becoming a Candidate Test for Migraine Relief Surgery?

    17 Jul 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Migraines have been reported in individuals as early as 3,000 B.C. and yet, the condition is still widely underrated and misdiagnosed. But with modern medicine and a recent boom of studies, relief from chronic pain is getting closer.
  • 6 Things You SHOULD Say To A Chronic Migraine Sufferer

    8 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    Being emotionally supportive to a friend or loved one suffering from chronic migraine syndrome can be challenging. You may not fully understand what they are going through and as much as you’d like to – you can’t magically take their pain away. What you can do is ask the right questions to ensure you are being helpful.
  • Summertime Sadness: Dehydration Is A Migraine Trigger

    3 Jul 2014 | 8:34 am
    The salacious summer sun has finally arrived and with it, a slew of outdoor activities! But for chronic migraine syndrome sufferers, the climate shift from cold to hot means you need to be extra mindful of episode triggers.
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