Chronic Migraine Awareness Blog

Is Botox Becoming a Candidate Test for Migraine Relief Surgery?

Posted by Greg Lewis on Thu, Jul 17, 2014

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.
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Topics: Botox injections for migraine, migraine relief, chronic migraine, Migraine treatments

6 Things You SHOULD Say To A Chronic Migraine Sufferer

Posted by Greg Lewis on Tue, Jul 08, 2014

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.

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Topics: migraine triggers, migraine awareness, migraine support

Summertime Sadness: Dehydration Is A Migraine Trigger

Posted by Greg Lewis on Thu, Jul 03, 2014

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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Topics: migraine triggers, migraine awareness, Migraine treatments

INFOGRAPHIC: The Economic Impact of Migraines Will Leave you Speechless

Posted by Greg Lewis on Fri, Jun 27, 2014

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Migraines are a chronic condition accompanied by throbbing head pain, nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light or sound. Symptoms can last a few hours or a few days and affect nearly 37 million people in America, making the condition the 19th most common reason for disability.

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Topics: migraine statistics, migraine, migraine awareness month, migraine awareness

Why So Many Chronic Migraine Patients Suffer From Depression

Posted by Greg Lewis on Wed, Jun 18, 2014

A recent study conducted by the University of Toronto is shedding new light on the prevalence of depression in chronic migraine syndrome patients. According to the research, depression is twice as likely in patients who also experience chronic migraine pain, a relationship that does not exist with other forms of chronic pain. The question everyone is asking is – why migraines?

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Topics: migraine tips, depression, migraine awareness

Are My Migraines Just Sleep Apnea Symptoms?

Posted by Greg Lewis on Mon, Jun 09, 2014

It has long been accepted that sleep disorders and migraines are closely related. Migraines can influence lack of sleep and just the same, lack of sleep can trigger a migraine, making the presence of a sleep disorder difficult to identify. 

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Topics: migraine tips, migraine symptoms

Migraine Research: Are Older Migraine Sufferers At Risk For Silent Brain Injury?

Posted by Greg Lewis on Mon, Jun 02, 2014

Silent brain injuries, also referred to as ischemic silent brain infarctions or silent strokes, are brain injuries that show no symptoms and are presumably caused by a blood clot that blocks blood flow to necessary brain tissue. These injuries increase an individuals risk of stroke in the future. 

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Topics: migraine awareness month, migraine awareness, migraine research

Migraine Mix Ups: Sinus Headache & Sinus Migraine

Posted by Greg Lewis on Wed, May 28, 2014

Here’s a shocking statistic: Nearly 36 million people in the United States suffer from migraines and of that 36 million, close to 42% are misdiagnosed as having sinus headaches.

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Topics: migraine tips, migraine, migraine symptoms, migraine awareness, headaches

Chronic Migraines & The Cefaly Device

Posted by Greg Lewis on Mon, May 19, 2014

It looks like something straight out of a Sci-Fi movie; however, the gadget is anything but a figment of imagination. It’s called the Cefaly device and since the FDA’s approval of its use for migraine treatment, the super sleek tiara-like apparatus has been taking the migraine community by storm.

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Topics: migraine awareness, chronic migraine, migraine therapy, Migraine treatments, Migraine Devices

Why The Ultimate Migraine Trigger Might Be Job Loss

Posted by Greg Lewis on Tue, May 13, 2014

High on the list of chart-topping stressors is losing your job. Whether you’ve already lost it or sense that the conversation is impending, it doesn’t take long for anxiety to kick in, sending your stress meter into a frenzy.

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Topics: migraine tips, migraine triggers, migraine awareness, stress

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