• 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.

  • the treatment pie is a holistic migraine treatment approach
    Chronic Migraine,  Migraine,  The Treatment Pie,  Vestibular Migraine

    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.

  • brown bags with red cross on them used for at home migraine treatment plan
    Chronic Migraine,  Episodic Migraine,  Migraine,  Vestibular Migraine

    How To Assemble An At Home Migraine Treatment Plan

    Ever have a migraine attack bearing down and you blank on what to reach for to treat the attack? The misery and neurological changes that come with migraine attacks have the ability to wipe out thoughts of basic reliefs we know can help. This happens to me all the time and I end up relying on my Migraine Strong partners, Danielle Aberman and Jennifer Bragdon, to help remind me of things I can try. Having an at home migraine treatment plan in place helps me when my people aren't available to make suggestions. So what can we do to make sure we have our ducks in a row BEFORE we have…

  • I followed a migraine elimination diet and here are my thoughts on if it's worth it. #migraine #migraines #migraineremedies
    Diet,  Heal Your Headache,  Migraine,  Vestibular Migraine

    I Followed a Migraine Elimination Diet: Here’s What Happened

    What is a Migraine Elimination Diet? Diet affects the frequency and severity of migraine symptoms in some people. The purpose of a migraine elimination diet is to reduce your exposure to common food triggers with the hopes of creating a calmer migraine brain. The migraine trigger list is a long one. Some migraine triggers are unavoidable like hormones, weather, sensory stimulus and so on. Others like irregular sleep, dehydration & food triggers can be avoided in an attempt to reduce our trigger load and to raise our migraine threshold resulting in better control over symptoms.    ** While Migraine Strong writes about the latest in migraine treatments, this is not…

  • Pic of a migraine cocktail in a hand plus a glass of water
    Chronic Migraine,  Episodic Migraine,  Medication,  Migraine,  Science/Research,  Vestibular Migraine

    Migraine Cocktail: Your Comprehensive Guide and Helpful How To Tips

    According to the Migraine Research Foundation (MRF), migraine affects one billion people across the globe, 39 million in the United States alone, and it’s the 6th most disabling illness in the world. Finding an effective migraine cocktail is one of the single most important things that anyone with migraine can hope to find. 

  • Photo of a woman balancing
    Dizzy,  Meniere's Disease,  Natural Treatments,  Vertigo,  Vestibular Migraine

    Natural Remedies for Dizziness Relief That You Need to Know

    One of the hardest parts about living with a vestibular disorder is dealing with constant dizziness. It’s such a terribly unpleasant and unsettling sensation. Feeling dizziness daily is exhausting more than most people know. Our brains use so much energy in attempting to compensate for dizziness. Did you know doctors actually consider 'Dizzy' to be an all-encompassing, vague word to describe the many types of symptoms we experience. Dizziness can include anything from feeling faint, disorientation, general imbalance, rocking and swaying, dropping and bouncing sensations to full on whirling vertigo. I'm hoping the many natural remedies for dizziness relief discussed here will help ease all of these symptoms for you.

  • Medication,  Migraine,  Vertigo,  Vestibular Migraine

    How to Use Vestibular Suppressants to Best Treat Vestibular Migraine

    Living with a balance disorder like vestibular migraine interferes with our quality of life. Working, driving, our ability to participate in activities with friends and family and function in a way that allows us to simply enjoy life are all inhibited by uncomfortable and at times disabling symptoms. Because of this it’s important to seek treatment from a qualified vestibular specialist who can decipher between similar symptoms caused by very different balance disorders and begin proper treatment. Treatment depends on the underlying cause. But, the three cornerstone treatments specialists typically recommend to alleviate distressing vestibular symptoms are vestibular rehabilitation therapy, lifestyle changes and medication that may include vestibular suppressants.

  • Meniere's Disease,  Migraine,  Tinnitus,  Vestibular Migraine

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

    Tinnitus is the perception of hearing noise in your ears when no external sound is present. Tinnitus is a symptom of another condition like Migraine, Meniere’s Disease, noise exposure or injury. In many cases an exact cause is never found. It’s often described as ringing, but it can also sound like hissing, buzzing, clicking, whooshing, roaring and other sounds. Tinnitus pitch and volume often fluctuates. It can be present all the time or it may come and go. There is a migraine tinnitus link although researchers are uncertain why. It may be the result of abnormal neural activity that happens before, during and after migraine attacks.

  • Dizzy,  Migraine,  Vertigo,  Vestibular Migraine

    Visual Vertigo: When Dizziness Is Triggered by What We See

    Sometimes what we see can trigger dizziness and vertigo. If you have a vestibular disorder or disease, chances are you’ve experienced visual vertigo or visually induced dizziness. It’s a disorienting and frightening symptom that is common in those with vestibular (or ocular) disorders like vestibular migraine, Meniere’s disease, vestibular neuritis and more.