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….
Global Patient Advocacy Committee
GPAC = Global Patient Advocacy Committee People working together to improve migraine care and understanding. GPAC is a group of physicians, patient advocates and representants from institutions, associations and industries related to the migraine field. Countries represented included Brazil, Japan, Spain, Italy, France, US,…
Join other people with migraine during a 2-hour focus group!
Did you ever look for something you wanted to know about migraine but just could not find it? Here is your opportunity to speak up! Migraine Canada! Join other people with migraine during a 2-hour focus group to share your comments on how you’d like…
Headache in the UK : are things better than in Canada?
A recent survey done in British Headache Clinics reveals interesting facts. Only 1/3 of patients had received a clear diagnosis from their primary care doctor. Up to 2/3 of patients wanted a brain scan to find the cause of their headaches. Less than 15% were…
You are invited to be part of a dynamic focus group, geared to improve the website of Migraine Canada!
Join other Migraine Warriors during a 2-hour focus group to share your comments on migraine websites. We believe that you, and all other Canadians, deserve an Association for migraine and headaches support. Our current website will be improved to fit your needs; are you interested…
What are the Top Ten things needed in the migraine field?
International experts have provided the following ideas. • Respect for the condition as a genuine neurological disorder and recognition of the significant burden on patients • Better training and education for primary care providers so more patients can be adequately diagnosed and treated • A…
A tribute to Neil Raskin and ice-cream headache
Dr Neil Raskin is a pioneer of headache medicine who is still practicing at 83 years old in San Francisco. He described the famous «DHE Raskin Protocol» that helped so many patients. But do you know those four special headaches that were described by Dr…
CGRP antibodies for migraine
CGRP antibodies are coming to Canada and are stirring a lot of interest from the medical community. Patients also have many questions about these new treatments. Migraine Canada has created a handout to provide basic information. Have a look, and if you are a health care…
Dr. Elizabeth Leroux – Bio
Elizabeth Leroux, President Dr Elizabeth Leroux, MD, FRCPC, completed her residency in neurology at the University of Montreal. She did a 2-year fellowship in Paris at the Emergency Headache Center and published research on cluster headache. She is now the director of the Headache Clinic at…
- Board of Directors
- Course and Workshop
- Migraine and Science
- Migraine and Society
- Migraine or Headache?
- Other headaches
- Preventing attacks
- Stop the attack
- Top Ten Topics of the EHMTIC congress in Glasgow
- What about Lifestyle?
- Women and Children