• 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…

  • 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.

  • Migraine,  Nausea,  Vestibular Migraine

    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…

  • spinning toy that represents vertigo and how magnesium can help
    Magnesium,  Migraine,  Vertigo,  Vestibular Migraine

    Magnesium For Vertigo and Vestibular Migraine That Really Works

    Vertigo is unpleasant to say the least. True room spinning vertigo is, in my opinion, one the most hideous symptoms someone with vestibular migraine can experience. Imagine turning your head and suddenly feeling and seeing the world violently spinning around you. Like you’re seeing the world from the perspective of a child’s top spinning on a table. It leaves you feeling helpless as you clumsily feel your way to the bathroom to be sick and wait for it to end. Could a natural supplement like magnesium for vertigo really help to ease this sensation of spinning?

  • woman lying in bed with migraine and fatigue
    Fatigue,  Migraine

    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…

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

    Timolol For Migraine: Is It 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 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.