This blog is dedicated to helping you take control and improving your migraine condition.
My migraine journey over the last 20 years has often been slow, painful, frustrating and expensive. Seeing specialist after specialist and trying option after option, I swung regularly between despair and hope.
I learnt the hard way.
But you don't have to.
This site is about helping others who are going through the same thing.
You can control your migraines.
Below are articles that share my experiences, research and stories on the path to recovery.
Almost half of all migraine attacks occur between 4 am and 9 am. Waking with a migraine or headache is common. The time of the attack can be an important clue in finding the appropriate cause, treatment and prevention. This article lists a number of potential causes, treatment and prevention strategies.
Topamax is a billion dollar blockbuster drug used to help prevent migraine and epilepsy. It’s one of the most commonly prescribed migraine preventative drug in the USA. So what is Topamax or it’s generic name Topiramate? How effective is it according to the scientific evidence and patient surveys?
Find out which migraine medications have clinical medical studies to back them up and which don't. Is your migraine medication on this list?
Discover some of the top videos from around the web which describe and animate the mechanics and pathophysiology of a migraine based on recent research and current understanding.
Recent findings between the gut microbiota and the brain suggest that our microbiota can deeply influence our health, brain and potentially even our behaviour. This article reviews evidence for those gut conditions associated with migraine and what you can do about it. Is your microbiota playing a role in your migraine condition?
What happens in our gut may have a profound impact on what happens in our brain. Researchers are edging closer to understanding how gut microbiota could potentially influence conditions like depression, autism, epilepsy and migraine. Animal studies have shown profound impacts on the way the microbiome can affect health and a range of conditions including autism, obesity and MS. Do these findings translate across into humans and what are the implications for us?
Many of us have been taking migraine treatments for years and even decades that have been prescribed by our doctors. But how much do you know about your treatments and the guideline recommendations for migraine?
Researchers found that patients experienced less anxiety and anger after listening to pleasant music and that listening to positive music induced corresponding emotional states in the participants. This isn't suggesting music will cure a migraine but findings revealed that pleasant music reduced pain. Come again.... Pleasant music reduces pain? Find out what type of music in this article.
Funding for migraine and headache disorders is so poorly misaligned to the scale of disability and economic cost that we can no longer ignore it. The lack of migraine and headache funding has stalled the development of better treatments, support and solutions for decades. The consequences have rippled across our hospitals, homes and to our quality of life.
Today is a golden age in clinical trials for migraine treatments. CGRP, genetics, devices, behavioral interventions and many more approaches are being clinically trialled to collect scientific evidence to support innovative new and effective treatments. Trials may be a way access new clinical care, treatments and supplementary income.
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