The Migraine Painful Truth: What are we going to do about it in Canada?
The Migraine Painful Truth: What are we going to do about it in Canada? On World Brain Day, the Migraine Canada team reflects on what should be done. If you live and Canada and you suffer from migraine, you are probably aware that access to…
Headache and neck pain: is it possible that nerve compression is to blame?
Headache and neck pain: is it possible that nerve compression is to blame? A team of researchers investigates the possibility of a surgical approach Patient story: my neck is killing me «For the last few years, my neck has been killing me. I had migraines…
Will Aimovig work for me?
Summary of the results from published randomized controlled trials See below the table for comments and how to read it. 50% RR 75% RR Episodic migraine STRIVE (70, 140 mg) 5/10 2/10 Episodic migraine ARISE (70 mg) 4/10 NA Refractory EPISODIC (fail 2-4 preventive) LIBERTY…
CoQ10 and L-carnitine for migraine: a new study suggests a benefit
In a new study realized by researchers in Iran, a combination of coenzyme Q10 and L-carnitine was found to be effective for episodic migraine prevention, with 10% of constipation and stomach ache side effects. Let’s look at some details! What are the natural supplements recommended…
Survey on Aimovig for CADTH – part 2
CADTH (Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technology in Health) is currently evaluating the clinical value of Aimovig (erenumab) for the prevention of migraine. The input from patient groups is solicited. If you have tried Aimovig for migraine prevention, we need your input! This survey is…
Fed up of pills? Here is a short summary on Single Pulse Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to treat migraine.
These days, there is a pill for everything, and as many patients soon discover, there is often more than onepill for everything. While pharmacology remains a cornerstone of modern medicine, no therapeutic option is perfect. Many patients are often left feeling as if they’re making a…
Vitamins and supplements: can we trust that the content is what is advertised?
Complementary and integrative medicine for migraine prevention is an important area of interest for migraine doctors and migraine sufferers alike. There is evidence (Grade B, C) that certain minerals and supplements such as Magnesium, Riboflavin, and Coenzyme Q10 may be helpful in the prevention of…
NEW RESEARCH: Forget the ketogenic diet… use ketone supplements instead!
(This article is not focusing on ketogenic diet but on research on ketone supplements) The interest for diets to treat migraine is a constant. Low histamine, rich in magnesium, gluten and lactose free…of course the variability of migraine forbids any «one size fits all» approach,…
The traffic light system
A simple way to think about your headaches, using the Canadian Headache Society Guidelines, which stratifies medication choices based on headache severity. The traffic light system is based on the associated disability of the migraine attack: Green: “I can still go” headache Yellow: “I have…
What causes migraine? Scientific answers.
People with migraine often wonder what’s the cause of their disabling symptoms. The science of migraine has been progressing, thanks to the hard work of researchers all around the world. Dr Elizabeth Leroux recently gave a talk in Calgary about the last discoveries on migraine….
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- What about Lifestyle?
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