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Don’t Miss the Latest Scenes of Migraine on TV

Khloé Kardashian, Ellen DeGeneres, Paul Giamatti and Erika Girardi Show the Ugly Reality of Migraine on TV For years, it’s been pretty rare to see any substantial references to Migraine on TV or films. Until now. Three times this spring, main characters in popular television shows experienced Migraine attacks that figure prominently in the storyline. […]

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How to Make Infused Water to Stay Hydrated

Trying to stay hydrated but tired of drinking plain water? Try infused water [Updated 7/12/2018] You’ve probably heard that you need about eight glasses of water a day for adequate hydration, and good hydration is essential for effective migraine prevention. According to Dr. Richard B. Lipton, Director of Montefiore Headache Center in New York, and Chair of Neurology […]

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Ditch Diet Coke? Artificial Sweeteners “Toxic” to Your Gut

You Are What You Eat: The Conundrum of Migraine and Food Medical Review by Headache Specialist Dr. Jessica Kiarashi Living with unpredictable Migraine attacks is frustrating enough. Add to it the mysteries of finding the best Migraine diet and avoiding reported Migraine food triggers, and you have a recipe for extra stress. Food should be […]

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Swap Out Smelly Cleaning Products that Aggravate Migraines

Household chores are unpleasant enough without smelly cleaning products triggering a Migraine attack Like cinnamon-scented-everything in December, cleaning is an unavoidable evil. For many of us with Migraine, cleaning is elevated from a dull chore to a costly disaster when smelly cleaning products trigger an attack. Cleaning products are among one of the most commonly […]

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Bad Migraine Advice You Should Ignore (And What To Do Instead)

Medical Review by Dr. Jessica Kiarashi There is a ton of bad Migraine advice out there – most of which isn’t helpful at all. Most of the time, people offering suggestions mean well, but they just don’t get what it’s like to manage migraines day in and day out. Are you drinking enough water? Have […]

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12 Ways to Win Your Battle with Chronic Migraine

Updated June 29, 2018 One of the labels patients with Chronic Migraines identify with and simultaneously dislike is “sufferer.” It implies that our pain will never end. Some days you just feel like crap. What can you do when the unending pain from Chronic Migraine gets you down – really down? Make a choice: do you want […]

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Drinking Plenty of Water? 13 Easy Ways to Stay Hydrated and Avoid Triggering a Migraine

If you’re like me, you know you should drink lots of water, but it just gets boring. And it’s hard to know how much is enough. Yet if you have migraine, it’s absolutely essential to drink enough water to prevent a dehydration headache. Staying effectively well-hydrated may be the easiest, cheapest way to avoid triggering […]

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“By My First Year of University, the Migraine was Constant”

Emily W. Age 20, Toronto, Ontario, CAN Most Predictable Trigger: Rainy, damp weather Weirdest Migraine Symptom: Brain fog Best Migraine Friend: Ice packs— I go to bed every night with one on my head. Most Amusing Pain Distraction: Watching stand up comedy Favorite Migraine Book: The essay “On Being Ill” by Virginia Woolf. Recently I’ve really […]

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8 Fun Experiences That Can (Surprise!) Trigger A Migraine

[Updated July 2018] Roller coasters, 3D movies, concerts … Sometimes, what we intend to be fun only offers a short-lived thrill.  Sometimes, activities that are supposed to be fun can actually trigger a migraine. Aside from the Migraine 101 basics on managing this condition, I always remind people: “don’t forget to have fun.”  Fun is such a great […]