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  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS or SEID)

    MedicineNet Headache Specialty
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Title: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS or SEID)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Virginia Tech researchers discover possible drug target to combat sleeping sickness

    Headache / Migraine News From Medical News Today
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Biochemists say interfering with parasite's cellular clockwork may curb diseaseVirginia Tech biochemists are trying to deliver a stern wake-up call to the parasite that causes sleeping sickness.
  • Migraines: Finding Relief

    Migraine Headache News
    17 Feb 2015 | 9:50 am
    Everyone gets a headache now and then, but migraine headaches are characterized by recurring attacks of moderate to severe headache pain. Often called migraines , these headaches are a common neurologic condition that can negatively affect an individual's quality of life.
  • A Migraine Trigger You Shouldn’t Ignore

    Headache and Migraine News
    James
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:15 am
    When most of us think about migraine triggers, we think of food. Things like caffeine, chocolate, bananas, red wine, and old cheese. But triggers – those things that set off the migraine chain-reaction for certain people – are a very individual thing. And the truth is, patients report many triggers that aren’t foods. One of the most common triggers, in fact, is a change in schedule. That includes changes in sleep schedule. Sleeping too little, too much, or even sleeping in. If you have migraine disease, your body is probably very sensitive to changes. And when you think…
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    Kelly
    21 Feb 2015 | 11:41 am
    Early November 2005: The shared hospital room was dark and I was glad to have the window bed as my roommates were revolving. Many of my friends had come to visit me in the hospital including one who had become a dad for the first time just days earlier. His wife called me on the phone and I could hear the gurgles of their newborn baby through the hospital phone receiver. My work supervisor had come bringing bags of magazines and crossword puzzles and even cried when seeing how weak I was. My dad endured the torture of such a small space and seeing his daughter in pain he couldn't fix. Cards…
 
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  • Migraines: Finding Relief

    17 Feb 2015 | 9:50 am
    Everyone gets a headache now and then, but migraine headaches are characterized by recurring attacks of moderate to severe headache pain. Often called migraines , these headaches are a common neurologic condition that can negatively affect an individual's quality of life.
  • Judge: DTE doesn't need to restore power to home

    29 Jan 2015 | 4:53 pm
    An Oakland County Circuit Court Judge has ruled that DTE does not need to restore power to a Royal Oak couple's home. In her decision, Judge Nanci Grant said Andrea McNinch and her husband didn't show why they were able to tolerate having a smart meter outside of their home for 3 years, but suddenly couldn't.
 
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  • A Migraine Trigger You Shouldn’t Ignore

    James
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:15 am
    When most of us think about migraine triggers, we think of food. Things like caffeine, chocolate, bananas, red wine, and old cheese. But triggers – those things that set off the migraine chain-reaction for certain people – are a very individual thing. And the truth is, patients report many triggers that aren’t foods. One of the most common triggers, in fact, is a change in schedule. That includes changes in sleep schedule. Sleeping too little, too much, or even sleeping in. If you have migraine disease, your body is probably very sensitive to changes. And when you think…
  • 10 Highlights from the past 3 Months (February 2015 edition)

    James
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:41 am
    It’s that time again! Let’s look at the posts which have been most popular with guests to Headache and Migraine News. Once again, the most popular posts come first, but the three that had the most likes on Facebook are in bold. The “Revolution” in Migraine Treatment (Dr. Peter Goadsby) Why this Essential Oil may help, but won’t ever be popular… The Best Medication for Migraine? The AHS Reports What is Retinal Migraine? Topiramate + Nortriptyline (and another reason why treatment is not simple) Fake Supplements at Major US Retailers? New Migraine Research…
  • Acetazolamide for Migraine

    James
    20 Feb 2015 | 11:22 am
    Acetazolamide, sold under brand names Diamox and Diamox Sequels or as a generic drug, has attracted some attention as a migraine treatment. Is acetazolamide for migraine something that should be investigated further? Finding treatments for migraine is very much like detective work. Finding connections, testing hypotheses, making gradual discoveries. This has been the case in the slow study of acetazolamide for migraine. The first connection was found unexpectedly in 1978. Patients who had been misdiagnosed were given the drug, and the results were remarkably positive. Acetazolamide became a…
  • Whatever Happened to Lasmiditan?

    James
    17 Feb 2015 | 1:07 pm
    We last talked about Lasmiditan in 2012, with hopes that it would be on the market by now. But although a lot of money is being invested, and trials are still ongoing, it’s not likely we’ll see Lasmiditan for migraine until 2018 or later.Lasmiditan is a migraine abortive and a serotonin receptor agonist, like triptans. But unlike triptans, it doesn’t seem to cause vasoconstriction – very important for those at risk of stroke and heart disease. Lasmiditan is going to undergo phase III trials, further investigating the drugs ability to fight headache, nausea, photophobia…
  • Whatever Happened to Levadex?

    James
    13 Feb 2015 | 4:48 pm
    We’ve been talking about the new migraine drug, Levadex, since 2010. But it’s still not on the market. Will it ever be? Levadex was still in the news last year, but under a brand new name. Semprana is the new name for Levadex, a new formulation of dihydroergotamine mesylate (DHE). It’s now owned by Allergan, the makers of Botox. Semprana is an inhaled migraine abortive. It looks especially promising for nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound. But last summer, Semprana was rejected yet again by the FDA in the United States. That’s the third time. The good news is…
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    Kelly
    21 Feb 2015 | 11:41 am
    Early November 2005: The shared hospital room was dark and I was glad to have the window bed as my roommates were revolving. Many of my friends had come to visit me in the hospital including one who had become a dad for the first time just days earlier. His wife called me on the phone and I could hear the gurgles of their newborn baby through the hospital phone receiver. My work supervisor had come bringing bags of magazines and crossword puzzles and even cried when seeing how weak I was. My dad endured the torture of such a small space and seeing his daughter in pain he couldn't fix. Cards…
  • Because we have to

    Kelly
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:46 pm
    Last week, I was finally able to do some light housework ( a couple loads of laundry and steam-cleaned one room.) I also was taking care of our black & tan Cavalier, Zoe, who got some sort of allergic reaction. As my stamina is low, when I push my body at all, it retaliates and this time it unfortunately kept me from visiting with my sister-in-law when she was in town for a square dance event on Saturday.  She encouraged me through text to get outside and enjoy the beautiful day. And we did. I couldn't resist a photo session. I was so engrossed in doing something I love,…
  • 30 Things About My Invisible Illnesses -Migraine & NDPH- You May Not Know

    Kelly
    5 Sep 2014 | 7:16 pm
    September 8-14, 2014 is National Invisible Illness Awareness Week. This annual event, started in 2002 by Lisa Copen, features a variety of ways to get involved.  2014's theme is JUST ONE. "You may be just one, but you are one of over 100 million people who live with a chronic illness, and most of the illnesses are invisible."The "30 Things You May Not Know About My Invisible Illness" meme has been around for a while. I filled it out here on my blog for II Awareness Week 2009. Five years later I am filling it out again & I haven't yet read the 2009 meme. I'll be focusing solely…
  • And Into the Light

    Kelly
    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?

    Kelly
    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…
 
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  • Americans still divided over Obamacare

    19 Feb 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Although people around the world are eating more healthy foods, that positive trend has been outpaced by a rising consumption of unhealthy foods, a new study finds. Although people around the world are eating more healthy foods, that positive trend has been outpaced by a rising consumption of unhealthy foods, a new study finds.
  • 2 deaths, scores of potential 'superbug' infections at UCLA med center

    19 Feb 2015 | 12:46 pm
    At least 100 patients may have been exposed to medical devices contaminated with a "superbug" at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, where the devices are already believed to be responsible for... At least 100 patients may have been exposed to medical devices contaminated with a "superbug" at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, where the devices are already believed to be responsible for seven... Although people around the world are eating more healthy foods, that positive trend has been outpaced by a rising consumption of unhealthy foods, a new study…
  • Healthy eating up worldwide, but unhealthy eating up even more

    19 Feb 2015 | 8:36 am
    Although people around the world are eating more healthy foods, that positive trend has been outpaced by a rising consumption of unhealthy foods, a new study finds. Although people around the world are eating more healthy foods, that positive trend has been outpaced by a rising consumption of unhealthy foods, a new study finds.
  • Sleep group updates shuteye guidelines

    18 Feb 2015 | 8:38 am
    For the youngest and oldest, the National Sleep Foundation has new guidelines on what constitutes a good night's rest. For the youngest and oldest, the National Sleep Foundation has new guidelines on what constitutes a good night's rest.
  • Moldy homes may mean more asthma in young kids

    17 Feb 2015 | 4:54 pm
    Migraines aren't just a problem for adults -- about 6 percent of children and more than one-quarter of teens aged 15 to 17 have migraines, according to the American Migraine Foundation . A new study seems to lend credence to the adage that there may be snow on the rooftop but there's fire in the furnace.
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  • Everybody Be Propelled Through a Hurtling Vortex, Now!

    kelliejane
    17 Feb 2015 | 1:32 pm
    C&C Music Factory probably didn’t have synesthesia or migraine with aura in mind when they paid an obese woman to sing “Let the rhythm move you” (& then filmed a super skinny chick lip syncing it because the general public have no idea how diaphragms work). At this very moment I am recovering from a migraine that woke me at 4AM this morning, unfortunate as I fell asleep after midnight. It was also accompanied by the usual sense that the world is blurrier than usual & the desire to pop out my right eye & hurl it with full force at the wall. There are also…
  • Psychedelic Drug Could Have Promising Future In Treatment Of Asthma

    My Warfarin Diet
    17 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    …DOI treatment prevented the majority of the asthma-like symptoms wrought by ovalbumin exposure. DOI-treated asthmatic mice could breathe normally, and did not show the expected increase in mucus production and inflammation that one would expect in this model of asthma. Furthermore, the researchers could ameliorate this type of asthma with a dosage of DOI that was 100 times lower than the dosage required to elicit behavioral symptoms – raising the possibility that low doses of DOI might be able to treat human asthma without causing a psychedelic experience. Source: Psychedelic…
  • Between two Worlds - Surfacing through a Migraine

    lenadigenti
    17 Feb 2015 | 8:54 am
    The pain it comes on slowly and all at once. There are signs that it’s impending but I can’t see them until the pain arrives, only once I’m trying to see my way through the cement bricks smashing into my head can I see the warnings that were there. The difficulty in thinking, the trouble forming words, the need to plan and prepare and get everything in order, like a pregnant mother trying to nest in the fog that has replaced her once useful brain. The pain doesn’t come on it’s own, it comes armed with it’s friends guilt, despair and sheer hopelessness, all swirling around my brain…
  • Aching Back and the Cold Weather

    drbrettmyers
    17 Feb 2015 | 7:42 am
    You’re not imagining it, you might really be more achy in this cold weather.  Your muscles are tighter and less flexible, therefore, they are limiting the range of motion of your joints.  Secondly, when you shiver your muscles are rapidly and repeatedly contracting to generate heat to keep you warm.  It’s really a survival reflex that produces heat to keep your vital organs warm. So what can you do.  Well obviously you can dress correctly for the cold.  Layering and limited your exposure in this scary cold.  Then you can take a hot shower that will help relax the muscles.
  • Can acupuncture prevent migraine? New research tell you.

    zakacupuncture
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:12 am
    One of the best ways of preventing migraines is recognising the things that trigger an attack and trying to avoid them. You may find you tend to have a migraine after eating certain foods or when you are stressed and by avoiding this trigger, you can prevent a migraine. Until this date, there have been no medications that were designed with the specific purpose to decrease the number of migraine attacks, which prompts a search for alternative interventions that could be valuable, such as acupuncture.  A researcher  reviews large and well-designed trials of acupuncture for…
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  • Hello world!

    admin
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:15 pm
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
 
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  • The five benefits of chiropractic care

    28 Feb 2015 | 9:24 am
    … . A co-worker is suffering from migraines, and off to Monday morning …
  • About last night: My migraine didn't stop him celebrating

    28 Feb 2015 | 6:19 am
    … on December 31 with a migraine. My partner of three years … by the timing of your migraine, and decided that he was … from his perspective. People with migraines tend to shut themselves away … of this event. Do your migraines regularly disrupt your mutual plans …
  • Akorn, Avago Lead IBD 50 Stocks In Earnings Growth

    28 Feb 2015 | 6:08 am
    … of ailments including thyroid deficiency, migraine headaches, epilepsy and glaucoma is … of ailments including thyroid deficiency, migraine headaches, epilepsy and glaucoma is …
  • 9 subtle signs you could have a heart problem

    28 Feb 2015 | 5:08 am
    … Doctor for Depression You get migraines Sometimes a headache is just … , regular migraines suggest that something is amiss with your ticker. Migraines occur … clear-cut connection, the occurrence of migraines with auras has been related …
  • Subtle Signs You Could Have a Heart Problem

    28 Feb 2015 | 4:24 am
    … , regular migraines suggest that something is amiss with your ticker. Migraines occur … clear-cut connection, the occurrence of migraines with auras has been related …
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  • My Ectopic Pregnancy

    Heather
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:16 pm
    Hi, dear blog readers! I fully realize that I deserted my blog for a while...no good excuses, life just got in the way. I get overwhelmed easily, and this was just one more thing I "had" to do, so I needed a break.I'm taking a break from the break to share some things going on with me and to talk about something new (new for me, that is) I'm trying for my headaches/migraines.First, how cute is my little girl?! This is her at Christmas. She is such a blessing.Hollis, 17 monthsSecond, and this is the bad news, I just had an ectopic pregnancy. My husband and I had been TTC (trying to conceive)…
  • I'm in a magazine!

    Heather
    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

    Heather
    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...

    Heather
    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!

    Heather
    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…
 
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  • Community Poll – Words That Describe Migraine

    Migraine.com
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:38 am
    After reading The Migraine Girl‘s recent article on patient-created language, we became curious about YOUR favorite terms for describing migraine. So we asked our Facebook community: What are some of your self-created phrases you use to... READ MORE
  • Not knowing how much you can take ’til you’ve made it through

    The Migraine Girl
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:19 am
    As I have mentioned a handful of times on here, I tend to run cold and very often have cold fingers and toes.  At six feet tall and very thin, I usually... READ MORE
  • Why Wasn’t I Chosen for a Clinical Trial?

    Migraine.com
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:49 pm
    In any clinical trial, participants must meet certain criteria to be eligible to participate. There are two commonly used terms when describing clinical trial eligibility, and those are “inclusion criteria” and “exclusion... READ MORE
  • Saving money on migraine treatments

    Tammy L Rome
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:38 am
    If you’ve been following us for very long, you likely hear advice like this: Use abortive, preventive, and rescue medicines. Try acupuncture, chiropractic, etc. See a headache specialist. Stock up on ice... READ MORE
  • Migraine Elimination Diet: Foods to Eat, Foods to Avoid

    Kerrie Smyres
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:01 am
    The easiest way to follow this diet is to keep meals very simple. You’ll trade a few months of dietary boredom for lots of information about your own migraine triggers. Two important things... READ MORE
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