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Is It a Migraine or a Stroke? Getting It Wrong Happens in 18% of Cases, Says New Study

Dec 03// Migraine

It’s easy to mistake migraine with aura for stroke, especially when you don’t get migraine attacks regularly. When someone is having a stroke, time is of the essence. If it’s an ischemic stroke — the most common kind, which is caused by a clot blocking blood flow to the brain — you need a drug […]

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Who Really Needs to Take CGRP Medication to Prevent Migraine? What New Guidelines Say

Nov 28// Migraine

These new medications are pricey, and insurers aren’t eager to cover them. New guidelines on which migraine patients need CGRPs most could help with access. If you frequently suffer from debilitating migraine attacks, you may already have a prescription for more than one type of medication: a pain-relieving drug to be taken when the pain […]

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Aimovig®: A Cautious New Hope

Aug 07/Jamie Sanders/ Migraine

By now, just about every migraine patient has heard about Aimovig® (erenumab), the first FDA approved treatment for the prevention of migraine in episodic and chronic patients. The news was announced on May 17, 2018 and I’m sure there was a resounding cheer from migraine patients all across the country. Aimovig® is a member of […]

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Have You Tried…? Some Of The Worst Things You Can Say To A Migraine Patient

May 16// Migraine

It feels like migraine patients have been given remedies, cures and suggestions that will help them since the beginning of time. Most of the time these “tips” are things we have already tried, or simply old wives’ tales passed down from someone’s uncle’s cousin’s great-grandmother. I asked my closest migraine friends and advocates to share […]

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10 Things Migraine Advocates Wish the World Knew About Migraine

Apr 12// Migraine

  The absolute number one thing we wish the world knew about migraine is that it is NOT a headache. Headache is one of several disabling symptoms of migraine, which is a serious and debilitating neurological disease affecting over almost 40 million men, women and children in the United States and over 1 billion worldwide.1 […]

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Acetaminophen Overdoses More Common During Flu Season, Study Finds

Mar 19// Uncategorized

During flu and cold season, patients are nearly 25 percent likelier to take too much of the over-the-counter painkiller acetaminophen — one of whose brand names is Tylenol, and which is an ingredient in hundreds of medications — than they are the rest of the year. That’s what researchers found when they studied 14,481 patients […]

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