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.
Is marijuana for pot smokers or are there legitimate medicinal applications for cannabis? This article looks at the evidence for medicinal cannabis to treat migraine. If you can withhold judgment until the end, you might be surprised by the controversy, political agendas, misinformation and the scientific reality of this topic.
According to the US Centre for Disease Control (the CDC) more than 35% of US adults are obese and over 34% are overweight. This weight issue is three times more common today than in the previous generation. Weight is clearly something that affects most of us. But does it cause migraine, or make it worse?
People who grind their teeth are three times likely to suffer from headaches. Clenching and grinding occur naturally when eating but when you clench or grind involuntarily and excessively throughout the night or during the day or both. Problems arise. Find out how to treat clenching and grinding and relieve your overworked jaw muscles and joints.
Migraine does not discriminate amongst leaders, presidents, artists, actors, elite athletes, singers, authors and others who have made significant achievements and contributions to our society, culture, and history. With migraine comes discrimination, stigma and social ostracism. Given the unpredictability of migraine and the often disabling nature of attacks, it requires an unusually brave person to speak out publicly about their migraine attacks.
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?
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