The CGRP monoclonal antibodies (MABs): new treatments on the horizon
CGRP is a neurotransmitter playing an important role in the migraine attack. Four companies are now developing antibodies to block CGRP and prevent migraines. Clinical studies are ongoing. The available phase 2 studies (smaller studies performed to prepare the bigger phase 3 studies who can…
The migraine network in the brain: it’s all in your head…and we can see it!
A big problem if you suffer from migraines is that no one can actually see them. There is no visible proof of your suffering. In the research world, some zones of the brain were already identified as being active during a migraine attack but different…
The next meeting of the International Headache Society takes place in Canada in 2017
If you want to have a look, see the International Classification of Headache Disorders, now available online! The headache community works for YOU, for people suffering from headaches. We often talk about migraine because it is so frequent, but our meetings also include new data…
Young scientists: major research centers allow the knowledge to grow
During the congress, hundreds of participants interacted with many dozens of researchers. It is very important to help junior researchers to do research. To achieve this, senior researchers train PhD students, supervising them, teaching them research techniques. How to manage mice in the lab? How…
Migraine around the world: a major threat for human well-being
Many people don’t believe that migraines are a real problem. The Lift The Burden team is working tirelessly to document the prevalence and impact of migraine and headaches around the world. The goal is of course to influence politicians and get more resources to study…
Identifying and treating Chronic Migraine
Is it possible to have a migraine more than 50% of the time? Unfortunately, it is. And it’s called «chronic migraine». An even MORE unfortunately, many doctors do not know how to diagnose chronic migraine. See what an expert, Dr Gordon Robinson, has to say…
I heard that migraine disappears after menopause….is it true?
Author: Dr Vanessa Doyle and Dr Suzanne Christie Menopause marks the time when your periods actually stop and on average occurs between age 50-52 years, but may occur between age 40-60. During the peri-menopausal years leading up to menopause, when a woman’s periods are often…
Which medication can I take during pregnancy?
Dr Vanessa Doyle and Dr Suzanne Christie Many different medications are used to treat migraines, both acute and preventive, and thus it is important to talk to your doctor about which medications are safe to take during pregnancy, especially since many migraine medications are considered…
What will happen to my migraines during pregnancy?
Author: Dr Vanessa Doyle and Dr Suzanne Christie Hormonal changes during pregnancy can have an impact on your migraines with fluctuations in the levels of hormones, causing your migraines to improve, worsen or even stabilize. The levels of estrogen and progesterone, the two main types…
I have migraine with aura. Can I use an intra-uterine device?
Dr Vanessa Doyle and Dr Suzanne Christie Some studies show that low-dose estrogen may be prescribed in women who have simple visual aura. Many other studies recommend using progestin-only pills, an intrauterine device (IUD) or barrier contraception, like condoms. This remains a controversial topic…
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