The Role of Self Management

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Key Questions

  • If we are seeing the doctor and listening to them, shouldn’t that be enough to find relief from migraine?
  • What exactly is self-management? Does it mean you stop seeing the doctor?
  • Is there always a role for self-management in our own health?
  • Why can’t we just take the pill or treatment and be done with it?
  • What are our responsibilities as a patient?
  • What impact does self-management have on the migraine condition? 
  • What are some of the more important principles of self-management for migraine?
  • What role does sleep play in migraine management?
  • Why isn’t there more evidence to support complementary approaches?
  • Is a headache diary helpful?
  • Why don’t more doctors talk about these complementary approaches?
  • Why isn’t there more evidence to support these options?
  • Sometimes I feel like I am well-managed, but then I get into a bad phase and nothing seems to help. Why does the disease seem to fluctuate at times (all triggers being equal)?
  • Is it common for migraine to go between episodic and chronic with month to month differences?
  • What is NDPH? Are the guidelines for migraine treatment and management appropriate for NDPH?
  • When with headache 24/7 and pushing every day what can we do to support the fatigue of constant pushing?
  • I have had a migraine (or multiple migraines) that have lasted about 60 days so far, do you have any advice on helping stop this cycle?
  • What can help when we can barely tolerate light and noise, and our usual medications haven’t worked?
  • And more audience questions

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  • 5:00 pm (ET) June 12 – COVID-19 Considerations for Migraine Patients
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  • 5:00 pm (ET) June 15 – Non-Drug Options 
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Amy Gelfand

Amy Gelfand, MD

Director of Pediatric Headache Program and Pediatric Headache Specialist
University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Amy Gelfand is a board-certified child neurologist and director of Pediatric Headache at UC San Francisco. She specializes in diagnosing and treating children who suffer from a variety of headache disorders, as well as children with childhood periodic syndromes, such as abdominal migraine, that may be precursors to migraine headache later in life. Her research focuses on the epidemiology and treatment of pediatric migraine and childhood periodic syndromes.

Dr. Gelfand received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. Subsequently, she completed a residency in pediatrics and residency in child neurology at UCSF, then subspecialty fellowship training in pediatric headache at UCSF. Dr. Gelfand is a Fellow of the American Headache Society and a member of the International Headache Society and the American Academy of Neurology.

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