• woman waiting for neurologist appointment in exam room
    Migraine Facts

    The Best Questions To Ask Your Neurologist About Migraine

    When we finally get an appointment to see a headache specialist or a neurologist, it is important to be as prepared as possible. We may have had to wait months for this appointment. You may have a million thoughts and migraine questions in your head right now. Let's sort through what to tell your neurologist about your symptoms and the main questions you want answers to

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    Migraine Treatment

    The Latest on Butterbur for Migraine- 5 Questions and Answers

    I was once advised to take butterbur for migraine prevention followed shortly by a warning to not take the medicinal herb. I wondered what had changed and if the caution was warranted as the suggestion and then retraction came from my well-known and respected headache specialist at Jefferson Headache Center in Philadelphia. I had been impressed with their expertise and wondered about the reversal. Since that time, more information has become available. Is butterbur safe and effective for migraine? Let’s take a look.

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    Managing Migraine Triggers

    Does Chocolate Help or Hurt Migraine Headaches?

    If you ask a group of people with migraine, ‘does chocolate help headaches’, a majority of them will tell you that chocolate and migraine don’t mix. It has been accepted for many years that chocolate can and does trigger migraine attacks (usually in only 25% of people with migraine). (1) But other studies show that it is roughly the same as administering placebo. (2) But, as with all things related to diet and migraine, it tends to be complicated. This article will unpack if chocolate can trigger migraine headaches, why it might be the villain many see it as today and what the real scoop is about chocolate and migraine.

  • Symptoms and Conditions

    The Migraine Tinnitus Link: Simple Strategies to Help Tune It Out

    Tinnitus or ringing in the ears is a common symptom of migraine. Migraine and tinnitus can be incredibly debilitating on their own, dealing with both can feel impossible to ignore. Have you noticed a migraine tinnitus link before, during or between your migraine attacks? Researchers are not exactly sure what causes the migraine tinnitus link. But, it may be the result of abnormal neural activity, changes in blood flow or inflammation that happens before, during and after migraine attacks.

  • Medication

    Muscle Relaxers for Migraine and Headache – Helpful Information for Relief

    Muscle relaxants can reduce migraine attacks and improve quality of life for those who haven't had luck with the first, second and third lines of preventive treatments. Additionally, some people cannot take the afore mentioned medications for medical, personal or insurance reasons. Your doctor may choose to put this category of medication at the front of the line for your care plan. If you are reading this, you are likely doing a little homework to help you decide if taking muscle relaxers for migraine is for you.

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    Migraine Diet

    Omega 3s and Migraine Headaches- Helpful Fish Oil Info You Can Use Today

    Raise your hand if you’ve heard the phrase, “fish is brain food.” This is not just old an wives’ tale. There are old and new studies that have consistently encouraged healthcare providers to encourage their patients to eat more fish for brain health. An exciting new study suggests that eating more fish may be helpful in preventing migraine headaches.

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    Medication

    Timolol For Migraine – The Right Abortive for you?

    Timolol eye drops for migraine is a big topic of conversation in our private Facebook group. Why would glaucoma eye drops be so interesting to people with migraine? A couple of small studies have shown Timolol maleate ophthalmic drops (0.5% solution) to be effective for treating acute migraine attacks. This article will explore how timolol eye drops for migraine and vestibular migraine can be an effective and less expensive option for treating attacks. The goal is to give you information to evaluate if Timolol maleate eye drops 0.5% ophthalmic solution is an appropriate treatment to discuss with your doctor. 

  • Woman touch her hair to show possible migraine allodynia
    Symptoms and Conditions

    Migraine Allodynia: Top Reasons & What to Do When Touch Hurts

    While head pain is a component of migraine disease for most, migraine actually causes many other multi-sensory symptoms. The whole multitude of symptoms migraine comes with make it a complicated neurological disease to manage. The most common multi-sensory symptoms include sensitivity to scents, light and sound. But, those with migraine may also experience a sensitivity to touch called allodynia. If you are struggling with migraine allodynia read on to learn more about what allodynia is, if it’s a cause for concern and how to find relief from its discomfort.

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    Migraine Treatment

    A Close Look at Rosemary for Migraine Headaches

    We pride ourselves on bringing you scientifically supported information that is actionable. From time to time there is a topic that is scientifically unsatisfying to present, but we think it's worthy of a short blog. The information may help some people decide if it's worth spending time and energy on a possible natural migraine remedy. Today is one of those days as we review the evidence for using rosemary for migraine and headache relief.

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    Migraine Treatment

    How Drinking More Water Can Help Migraine and Headaches

    In social media, it’s not uncommon to see rants like “if one more person tells me to drink more!” Or the sarcastic, “Gee, why didn’t I think of that.  A glass of water to cure me of this disease I’ve had for 30 years.” When well-intentioned friends or family members suggest drinking more water as a remedy to our aching heads and neurological weirdness, I think most of us just bite our tongues while a few others may fire off a flippant response. But, does drinking water help migraines? Let's take a good look.