• Symptoms and Conditions

    Migraine Nausea Relief: 15 Tips to Help You Find Relief Now

    Nausea and vomiting have to be some of the most uncomfortable and debilitating symptoms that come with the intense pain of a migraine attack. While it usually ends in stage three, nausea can occur in any of the four stages of migraine. Researchers think nausea begins in the brain, stimulates our nervous system and causes our digestive process to dysfunction resulting in nausea. We’ll do anything to find migraine nausea relief, right? For the best success, you’ll want to treat it early, at the very first twinge of symptoms. Read on for 15 migraine nausea relief tips to help you manage this hideous symptom so you begin to feel more comfortable…

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    How To Take Control Of Nausea During A Migraine Attack

    One of the salient features of migraine - what distinguishes migraine from other headache disorders - is the presence of nausea. You don’t have to experience nausea in order for your headache to be considered migraine, but most people do experience it as part of their migraine attacks. The nausea does not actually come from the gut, but it is due to activation of certain areas of the brain by inflammatory neurotransmitters. Many anti-nausea medications can treat migraine as well, and could be a helpful addition to your acute migraine treatment plan.

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    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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    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.

  • 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 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.

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    Managing Migraine Triggers

    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.

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    Migraine Treatment

    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,…

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    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.

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    Migraine Treatment

    Is A Holistic Migraine Treatment Right For You?

    Have you ever tried a holistic migraine treatment approach? The Migraine Strong team developed the Treatment Pie to illustrate the need to attack migraine using a multimodal approach. These nine "slices" represent the medical interventions and holistic migraine treatments that are known to best effect migraine outcomes. When applied together, they have a greater chance of reducing the frequency and severity of migraine attacks than any one slice alone. Each slice is described below.