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Treatment Spotlight: Drug-Free Devices

There are several drug-free devices using the latest technology and applications from the chronic pain field to help those with migraine and headache. The exciting news is that not only are there now several devices approved and available on the market today, there’s also a huge pipeline of new devices…

Migraine and Exercise: Trigger or Preventive?

If there’s one thing doctors always tell you, it’s: get regular exercise. Now whether you’re a marathoner or a couch potato, we all need to understand how movement and exertion affect people with migraine both positively and negatively. Is gentle movement enough, or do you have to break a sweat?…

Drug Interactions With Common Migraine Meds

Have you ever felt like something wasn’t quite right after taking your medication? Maybe you didn’t notice the side effects right away, but soon you notice things like weight gain or mood change; maybe digestive issues or even hair loss. In this interview we find out what we need to…

When Migraine Disables But Doesn’t Hurt

Migraine is more than just a headache. In fact, for many people it’s not a headache at all. Bouts of vertigo, waves of nausea, vision loss, and the inability to speak or walk are just some of the scary symptoms that people with migraine with aura can experience. Dr. Shazia…

Treating Attacks: Real Migraine Patient Case Studies

Despite the fact that there are currently 1 billion people with migraine around the world, we rarely hear of real stories of remission or recovery from migraine. Dr. Rashmi Halker Singh details five real-life case studies to reveal the good, the bad, and the ugly about the realities of migraine…

Understanding Balance, Vertigo, and Dizziness

When we put out the call for topics last year in preparation for the 2019 Migraine World Summit, we were flooded with requests for a world-class expert to discuss all forms of balance-related migraine symptoms, which can be just as debilitating — or even more so — than the migraine…

Treatment Spotlight: Ditans and Gepants

Among the wave of new treatment classes, devices and medicines currently in development are ditans and gepants. Learn more about how these breakthrough treatments are different, how well they work, and when they will arrive with our next featured expert. Professor Uwe Reuter is a professor of neurology at Charité…

The Latest on Medical Marijuana for Migraine

Medical marijuana legislation is sweeping the United States and the world, making this a viable legal option for people in pain. Meanwhile, people with migraine need to know, “Are there legitimate medicinal applications for cannabis?” Australia, Canada, and over half the states in the US and Europe now have legalized…

1,300 headache experts attended this meeting

In July this year we attended the 61st Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Headache Society. This meeting was larger than in recent years with around 1,300 attendees. We have attended these events over the last few years, but never before have we felt such a buzz of excitement and…

Dodging False Promises and Migraine Treatment Claims

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and we’ve all tried a promising new treatment that just left us disappointed. If you’d like to ensure that you don’t lose your hard-earned money on the next so-called cure, be sure to check out the interview with Dr. Elizabeth Leroux, a respected headache…

Scans and Tests: Do You Really Need One?

Today we’re going to talk about a number of different diagnostic tests and how they apply to people who have various diagnoses. You never really know when you’re at the doctor’s office if they say “Well you need this,” or, for example, if you’re reading something, people might say you…

Diagnosing Pressure Headaches vs. CSF Leaks

Do you regularly wake up from headache or migraine in the morning? Does your headache change with your position? High- and low-pressure headaches are common types of headache disorders that can mimic migraine or tension-type headache. We went to a leading expert in the field, Dr. Deborah Friedman, to find…

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