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…
Acute Migraine Treatment Guidelines
The Canadian Headache Society has produced this PDF document outlining fundamental knowledge we believe will be beneficial to Migraineurs who need to understand what is happening to them and how to approach acute Migraine Attacks. This guide is intended to help you choose the best…
Why is headache so hard to understand, and ultimately treat?
The list of Headache, is arguably one of the longest in medicine. Currently there are over 200 classified types for physicians to choose from – with roughly 18-19 falling into subcategories like ‘common types, migraine categories, rare headache types and uncommon types. Each Headache Type…
I have sinus headaches…could this be migraine?
Patients with migraine are often diagnosed as having sinus headache or “sinusitis”. Acute sinusitis is caused by an infection of the sinuses and is usually associated with other symptoms, such as coloured nasal drainage, fever, post nasal drip in the back of the throat and…
Is it necessary to have a scan or MRI to diagnose migraine?
There is no test that will diagnose migraine. The diagnosis is based on the symptoms that you describe to your doctor. After you have described your symptoms, your doctor will examine you to make sure that there is no sign of any other reason for…
The Future of research in Migraine
During the opening session of the International Headache Conference, Dr Messoud Ashina, working in Copenhagen, was asked to present the future of migraine research. Here are some research ideas he discussed and presented as important topics of interest for researchers. Migraine with or without…
Can men get migraines?
Close to 7% of men are migraine sufferers. Often, they go unnoticed even with doctors, who perceive migraine as a women’s disease. Men also have a tendency to describe their symptoms differently. They will not say “I’m nauseous” or “light bothers me”, but will tend…
Choosing the best medication for you
A good medication for you is obviously one that quickly stops the migraine pain and other symptoms, and that has few or no side effects for you. For most migraine sufferers, this ends up being one of the NSAIDs, a triptan, or dihydroergotamine DHE. But…
Are any tests needed for the diagnosis of migraine?
There is no test that will diagnose migraine for you or your doctor.Migraine is diagnosed based upon the person’s symptoms. There is no test for migraine. All blood tests, x-rays such as brain CT scans, and other diagnostic imaging tests including brain MRI scans are…
Do I have sinus headache or migraine?
People with migraine are often diagnosed as having another type of headache or condition, particularly tension-type headache and sinus headache. Sinusitis does not usually cause recurring headache attacks over a timespan of months or years. Acute sinusitis can cause headache, but the diagnosis is usually…
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