• bottle of timolol maleate drops for migraine
    Medication,  Migraine,  Research,  Science/Research,  Timolol

    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
    Chronic Migraine,  Episodic Migraine,  Migraine,  Science/Research

    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.

  • a sprig of rosemary for article about rosemary for migraine
    Essential Oils,  Migraine,  Natural Treatments

    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.

  • young girl drinking from a water fountain for DoesDrinking Water Help Migraine blog
    Migraine,  Natural Treatments,  Nausea,  The Treatment Pie,  Triggers

    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.

  • several hands holding drinks with the best and worst alcohols for migraine
    Diet,  Migraine,  Triggers,  Wine

    Best and Worst Types of Alcohol for People With Migraine

    Migraine attacks can be debilitating, and most people who experience them will do anything to find relief. Avoiding personally known triggers can be a useful way to reduce the number of potential attacks. Alcohol is a common trigger for migraine attacks, but some types may be less likely to cause problems than others. Let's explore the best and worst types of alcohol for people with migraine.

  • white pillows for migraine and headaches on top of a white comforter
    Migraine,  Sleep

    The Best Pillow For Migraine and Headaches- Reviews and Info You Need

    Are you ready for some pillow talk? Specifically about the best pillows for migraine and headaches? The best pillow for migraine and headaches is an often debated topic online, with good reason. With many of us finding ourselves in bed to weather the storm of a migraine attack, we need a comfortable and supportive pillow. However, as we are all unicorns, there doesn’t appear to be one best pillow for migraine and headaches. We have compiled some recommendations from our private Facebook group and through personal research on the topic. The list below contains the current recommendations from our community. 

  • capsules that are migraine supplements
    Migraine,  Natural Treatments,  Science/Research,  Supplements,  The Treatment Pie

    Migraine Supplements- The Big 5 You Should Know About

    There is good evidence that some migraine supplements help prevent attacks and others help treat active episodes. We wish there were bigger studies on these supplements so that more doctors in primary care and general neurology would learn some of the things that certified headache specialists know – they work! So, since social media continues to transform how people with migraine educate themselves, we hope this summary of the five most effective migraine supplements can help you soothe your own cranky neurons.

  • Migraine meditation activity of petting a cat
    Alternative Therapies,  Migraine,  Mindfulness,  Natural Treatments,  The Treatment Pie

    Migraine Meditation- Learn From a Professional

    Break the rules when trying meditation for migraine. As a long-time teacher of meditation and a meditator myself, I entered into this type of setting when first learning to meditate, and in fact, I hated it! The experience had lots of rules and left me with a sense of failure because of how the session was taught.  As years went on, I had opportunities to learn from other teachers and practice meditation. This guided me to the greater benefits and love of the practice.

  • green sign with preventive medication for migraine spelled out in white and blue tablets
    Chronic Migraine,  Episodic Migraine,  Medication,  Migraine,  Vestibular Migraine

    Your Practical Guide to Migraine Preventive Medications

    While over 1 billion people world wide have migraine, only a small percentage of them use migraine preventive medications to control their migraine attacks. A migraine preventive medication is considered and offered when people with migraine meet certain criteria: Four or more attacks per month or eight head pain days - Can include severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually (but not always) on one side of the head. It is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine attacks typically last for 4-72 hours, and the pain can be so severe that it interferes with daily activities. Vestibular migraine attacks might not have head pain,…

  • Woman feeling dizzy to show symptoms of vestibular migraine
    Migraine,  Vertigo,  Vestibular Migraine

    Symptoms of Vestibular Migraine That You Need to Know

    Migraine is commonly thought of as a terrible headache, but it’s so much more than that. Migraine is a common and complex neurological disorder. So complex that it can present in lesser known variations that can actually occur without any head pain at all. These variations are called migraine variants. Vestibular migraine is just one of those migraine variants. Let's spend some time on the common symptoms of migraine as well as some of the less common signs.