Although changing your diet may not be the answer to getting rid of your migraines completely, there have been many studies which suggest that eating certain foods could help to reduce migraine intensity and frequency.
Cannabidol oil (CBD), as the name might suggests, can be found in cannabis from the marijuana plant. This might suggest that it’s not something which should ever be used to treat medical conditions – given that it comes from an illegal drug. This isn’t the case though. CBD oil doesn’t contain more than a trace, if any, amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC for short) – which is the compound which produces the psychoactive effects of cannabis. So, though it’s not a commonly prescribed treatment, it is still a treatment which UK doctors can legally prescribe to a patient if they see fit.
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?”.