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    Migraine Treatment

    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…

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    Migraine Facts

    What is the Root Cause of Migraine?

    Back in my early days of episodic migraine I didn’t give much thought to the root cause of migraine attacks. It wasn’t until I had chronic migraine that I started to wonder what the heck was causing my once full life to get smaller and smaller.  I wanted to know what was wrong with my body so I could fix it. What was my root cause of migraine?

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    Symptoms and Conditions

    Traveling With Migraine – How To Avoid Airplane Headache And Other Migraine Pitfalls

    Traveling with migraine and avoiding the inevitable airplane headache is…challenging. The excitement, extensive planning and packing, remembering to pack all of our meds/supplements, and planning for head friendly meals away from home are just a few things to navigate. I have found that if I plan ahead, I can mitigate some of the normal triggers that happen when I travel. Stick with me while we explore these tips. 

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    Medication

    Practical Things You Must Know About Migraine and Medications

    For as long as I can remember, I have considered myself a headachy person. At some point the headaches progressed to migraine. Fortunately, for most of my life I had infrequent episodic migraine (EM). An attack would start, I’d treat it with ibuprofen and I was better in an hour. I sought treatment when I began losing a few days per month to terrible attacks that didn’t respond to over-the-counter (OTC) remedies. Over time, my frequency of attacks increased and I “chronified” while under the care of my well-intentioned primary care physicians. 

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    Symptoms and Conditions

    Painful stiff neck with your migraine attacks?

    A stiff, painful neck is common when it comes to migraine. I have had neck pain along with migraine for as long as I can remember. It took me a long time to realize, and believe, that the stiff, painful neck was actually a symptom related to migraine. It was not a separate underlying condition for me. However, cervical neck dysfunction can co-occur with migraine which can make the diagnosis more difficult.

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    Vitamin D and Migraine – Evidence and Answers You Must Know

    Vitamin D has been getting a lot of attention over the past few years. This is because much of the general public is low in this important nutrient. But what about those of us with primary headache disorders? Can low Vitamin D cause headaches (tension-type headaches)? We all know that migraine is more than a headache. But what evidence is there about the relationship between Vitamin D and migraine? According to an observational study, approximately 42% of people with chronic migraine were considered deficient in Vitamin D. What's also eye-opening was that the longer the person was chronic, the more likely they were to be low.

  • 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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    Symptoms and Conditions

    Migraine and Fatigue: Tips to Increase Energy Now

    If you have migraine and fatigue you’re not alone. Fatigue is one of the most common invisible symptoms of migraine. It has been found to occur in as many as 70% of migraine patients. (1) To make things more complicated fatigue can trigger a migraine attack, though it most often comes as a result of one. Fatigue is more than the tiredness that someone without chronic illness feels after a hard workout or a long day at the office. Fatigue is also not just sleepiness. It can’t be alleviated by a good night’s sleep. It’s muscle weakness, a deep lack of energy, alertness and strength. Migraine and fatigue are always…

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    Symptoms and Conditions

    Headache and Hair Loss- Smart Strategies To Help You Look Your Best

    When I first got sick with vestibular migraine, to say I was suffering is an understatement. I couldn’t function. I couldn’t move through space without feeling like I was whirling. Feeling too much movement is indescribably hideous. It leaves you feeling exhausted, dizzy, nauseous and disoriented. Even sitting perfectly still, I felt rocking, dropping and swaying sensations. My eyes couldn’t focus on moving objects. I tried to be strong in front of those I love, but I was seriously depressed. I cried every single day while I was alone. Who would have thought I’d have to consider needing help for headache and hair loss. The toll vestibular migraine placed on…

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    Natural Remedies

    Best Teas for Migraine: Check Out Our Top Picks

    OK, I know what you’re thinking…tea for migraine? Insert eye roll right? But hear me out here. I do understand the seriousness of our neurological disease. After spending MANY months housebound due to the ongoing dizziness caused by vestibular migraine, I understand how debilitating it can be as well. So I am not touting tea for migraine as our miracle cure. Tea is not going to magically make your neurological disease go away, but it can help ease some of its symptoms.