During the COVID-19 pandemic, health care and other essential workers are often required to wear face masks for long periods of time.In many places, everyone is being asked to wear a face mask in public. The typical face mask is held in place by loops around the ears.
Comparing CGRP blockers is the next big challenge for Migraine patients. Now that we have three new preventive options specifically designed for Migraine, we’re faced with that all-important question: Which one should we choose: Aimovig, Ajovy, or Emgality? Which one works better?
While it's common for people with Migraine to also experience Primary Stabbing Headaches, SUNCT and SUNA can both be confused with these "ice pick" headaches. Primary Stabbing Headache, SUNCT, and SUNA all involve brief, stabbing pain. That is where the similarities end.
Migraine treatments are probably the most discussed issue among patients with Migraine because of their huge impact on our lives. Discussions of Migraine treatments can be quite confusing. Migraine treatments fall into three categories – preventive, abortive, and rescue.
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Having migraine in the workplace presents unique challenges. There are laws designed to protect employees with disabilities. Yet the status of migraine as a disability has yet to be firmly established. If migraine is interfering with work productivity, here are a few places that may help sort out your options.
Most people are aware of triptans for the acute treatment of Migraine, but aren’t aware that there are several different forms of triptans. It was an impressive event when Imitrex (sumatriptan) was first introduced in 1992. It was the first medication developed specifically to abort Migraine attacks, and six more triptans followed over the next 10 years.
Benign paroxysmal torticollis is a rare migraine variant that is seen only in very small children. Symptoms usually appear in the first three months, starting with a tilted rotation of the head and an upward gaze. Attacks can last from a few minutes to several days. There is no known treatment for the condition.
Say Good-Bye to Midrin and Equivalents for #Migraine by Teri Robert. After 11 years of ups and downs and confusions, the FDA has ordered an end to the distribution of Midrin and equivalents for Migraine.
Symptoms of the Migraine aura usually last from five to 60 minutes. However, when aura symptoms persist for a week or more we need to see our doctors. If aura symptoms last this long, it could be a rare form of migraine aura called Persistent Aura without Infarction.
Types of Migraine Migraine with Brainstem Aura is a type of Migraine disease with aura symptoms clearly originating from the brainstem, but no motor weakness.
The SpringTMS device from eNeura was approved by the FDA for the acute treatment of Migraine with Aura on May 23, 2014. On September 7, 2017, it received FDA approval for the preventive treatment of Migraine, making it the only device with FDA approval for both acute and preventive treatment.
Advances in delivery methods have made SPG blocks a more comfortable treatment option for intractable Migraine and Cluster Headache. SPG is short for sphenoplatine ganglion. According to the American Migraine Foundation 3, the sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) is a cluster of nerve fibers located inside the skull, behind the nose. It is responsible for the autonomic (involuntary) reflexes that ...
Primary Stabbing Headache, aka "Ice Pick Headache" strikes suddenly with a searing bolt of pain, and before you can explain what happened, the pain is gone just as suddenly. They last mere seconds, but feel as if you've just been stabbed in the head with an ice pick.
Migraine trigger identification and management is an integral part of Migraine management that's too often overlooked. Knowing the most common Migraine triggers is a great start toward identifying and avoiding as many as possible.
Aimovig™ received FDA approval for the prevention of Migraine in patients experiencing four or more Migraine days per month. It's a big day for people living with Migraine disease. For the first time in history, we have a treatment that was specifically developed to prevent Migraine attacks
Migraine Facts & Myths Dr. David Watson and Teri Robert answer a reader question about the effectiveness and safety of the lemon juice and salt Migraine remedy.
In the simplest of terms, Chronic Migraine is Migraine or Headache occurring 15 or more days a month, at least eight of which must have Migraine symptoms.
Affordable access to Migraine treatments can be a challenge. Often health insurance companies exclude beneficial treatments or unreasonably limit quantities based on cost alone. They also use a tiered formulary system that increases our copays on higher-tiered medications.
We can learn from anything related to Migraine, including the Migraine prodrome.Sometimes referred to as the “premonitory phase,” the prodrome is the first of four possible phases of a Migraine attack.. Sir Richard William Gowers first mentioned the sleepiness that can occur in “A Manual of Diseases of the Nervous System,” published in 1899.