Although Botox is most commonly thought of as a cosmetic surgery treatment designed to smooth out wrinkles, for some migraine sufferers it is their treatment of choice for reducing the number of migraine attacks they experience.
If you’re hoping to start a family, suffering from migraines shouldn’t be something to hold you back. Having said that, the idea of going without your migraine medication is an idea that would fill most migraine sufferers with dread. Unfortunately, many migraine medications aren’t safe to take if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding. That’s not to say that there aren’t any medications you can take though.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has rejected the proposal that the NHS fund the use of a new treatment called Aimovig for migraine sufferers, despite its being approved for use in Europe last July as the region’s first treatment designed specifically to prevent migraines.
According to a study recently published in the Journal of Child Neurology, children who experience migraines with an aura are more likely (than those children who experience migraine without aura) to have at least one thrombotic risk factor.
According to a recent study, women who suffer with migraines have a significantly reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The study also discovered that, in the years before a diabetes diagnosis, the frequency of migraines decreased.
If you’re not sure whether what you have is a migraine or a headache, then this handy checklist should help. Although, everyone’s headaches and migraines are a bit different, hopefully these general guidelines will be a means of differentiating a tension headache from a migraine.
There are some definite feel-good effects that come from having a workout. When we exercise, our bodies release endorphins which give us an euphoric natural high. Plus, endorphins act as analgesics, meaning that they diminish the perception of pain, which is an excellent reason to go and spend some quality you-time at the gym. However, when you also suffer from migraines there’s always a worry in the back of your mind in most aspects of day-to-day life – “will this trigger a migraine?”. Or, if you’ve already got a migraine, “will this make my migraine worse?”.
A team of researchers have recently published the results of their study which examined a potential link between ADHD and migraines in BMC Neurology. The aim of the study was to assess whether migraines (both with and without visual disturbances) and Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are comorbid disorders. ADHD and migraine have already been found to be associated in children and adolescents, but the association had not been assessed in adults before.
Those of us who suffer with migraines enjoy spending our time with friends and going on holidays as much as everyone else. This is something which might come as a surprise to some non-sufferers who know migraineurs and rarely see them socially.
According to a study published in the November 14th online edition of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, people who suffer from migraines with visual aura may have a greater risk of also having an irregular heartbeat.