Is the Gut-Brain Connection at the Heart of Oral Migraine Treatment Failure?

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Key Questions
  • Why do some oral treatments fail to provide consistent relief?
  • How are migraine and the gut related?
  • Other than nausea and vomiting, what other gastrointestinal symptoms are associated with migraine?
  • What is gastroparesis?
  • How do the gastrointestinal issues associated with migraine affect oral treatment?
  • What does the American Headache Society recommend for patients with nausea or vomiting?
  • What is the most effective way to treat migraine without pills?
  • When should people with migraine consider a non-oral treatment?
Interview Notes
Nada Hindiyeh, M.D

Nada Hindiyeh, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor & Director of Clinical Research in Headache Medicine
Stanford University

Nada Hindiyeh, M.D., is a board-certified neurologist and headache specialist and is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in the department of Neurology at Stanford University. She is the Director of Clinical Research for the Stanford division of Headache Medicine and serves as principal investigator for several clinical trials.

She was awarded the 2013 Clinical Research Fellowship in Neurotoxins by the American Academy of Neurology and was chosen as an Emerging Leader in the field of Headache Medicine by the American Headache Society in 2017. Her research interests include pathophysiology and novel treatments for migraine, and participation in clinical trials for new headache therapeutics. She is currently a member of the American Headache Society (AHS), serves on the AHS Electronic Media committee and a member of the International Headache Society and the Headache Cooperative of the Pacific.

Dr. Hindiyeh completed her medical degree at the University of Toledo College of Medicine in Toledo Ohio. Both her internship and Neurology residency were completed at the University of California, Irvine, Medical Center, where she was chief resident. She completed her fellowship in headache and facial pain at Stanford University School of Medicine.

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