Chronic Migraine Awareness Blog

10 Common Misconceptions About Migraine Relief

Posted by Greg Lewis on Wed, Aug 20, 2014

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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Topics: migraine misconceptions, migraine statistics, migraine

13 Indications You Have Retinal Migraines

Posted by Greg Lewis on Mon, Aug 11, 2014

Retinal migraines are also referred to as monocular, ocular, visual or ophthalmic migraines. As you might have guessed, they are associated with visual symptoms that only affect one eye. They can also be a sign of retinal disease.

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Topics: migraine awareness, migraine warning signs, migraine research

5 Essential Ingredients Every Migraine Relief Emergency Kit Needs

Posted by Greg Lewis on Wed, Jul 30, 2014

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.
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Topics: chronic migraine pain relief, migraine, migraine relief, migraine awareness

14 Migraine Relief Massage Tips

Posted by Greg Lewis on Tue, Jul 29, 2014

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.
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Topics: massage therapy for migraines, chronic migraines, migraine relief, chronic migraine, headaches

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

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