What about strong painkillers?
By strong painkillers, most people mean the ones that contain opiates. The most common opiate included in the combination drug analgesics is codeine. Although such medications are in some ways good painkillers, there are reasons to try to avoid them in migraine. For one thing,…
The available symptomatic migraine medications
The medications to be discussed here are the symptomatic migraine medications which are used to treat individual migraine attacks. They can be divided into four broad categories 1) The simple analgesics Included here are medications like acetylsalicylic acid ASA for example, Aspirin and acetaminophen ,for…
Migraine & Posture
So we have all likely been told at one time or another to stand up straight. Proper posture is an important part of overall health and wellness. For those who experience a headache disorder, including migraine and/or tension-type headache, postural awareness and correction is an…
Nutrition is one aspect of lifestyle that deserves some attention in one’s quest to manage a migraine disorder. Migraine is a complex neurobiochemical process – meaning it affects the nervous and biochemical systems of the body. Food is the fuel that makes our engines run….
Ways to improve sleep
Lack of sleep is a common trigger. Is there a way you can improve sleep? Read more for advice on how a regular sleeping schedule can improve your headaches. 5 tips to improve sleep: A regular sleep schedule of 7-8 hours a night. Do not…
More frequent with time?
For some individuals with migraine, the headaches become more frequent with time. Although most people with migraine can look forward to eventual improvement, or at least stability of their migraine, migraine does worsen over time in some people. This has been called migraine progression. A…
Are there other reasons to image the brains of people with migraine?
The main reason would be if some other diagnosis is suspected. The patient’s symptoms or findings on the physical examination may suggest that there is a significant chance of finding another cause , other than migraine for the patient’s headache. Are there other reasons to…
What is a tension headache?
A tension type headache is very different from a migraine. It is actually its opposite! How can you differentiate it from a migraine attack? You have a headache that you can recognise at the onset, which occurs once in a while: – Light to moderate,…
THE MIGRAINE TREE
- ACUTE TREATMENTS
- DEVICES AND NEUROMULATIOIN
- PREVENTIVE TREATMENTS
- PROCEDURES AND INJECTIONS
- SELF-CARE AND LIFESTYLE
- SOCIAL LIFE