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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…

Controlling Unresponsive Chronic Migraine

Daily unremitting migraine attacks are perhaps one of the most severe and debilitating forms of migraine disease. Is chronic migraine a life sentence, or can it be controlled? Dr. David Dodick is one of the world’s leading authorities on the science of migraine today. He leads the Mayo Clinic headache…

Will You Lose Access to CGRP Meds Soon?

Next week will mark the one-year anniversary since the first CGRP (calcitonin gene-related peptide) antibodies became available in the US. These are the first preventive medicine designed specifically to reduce the frequency of migraine attacks. While they are not a cure, they have been incredibly helpful for many people living…

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