Caffeine The Culprit Behind Our Migraines

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Agnes, a 39 year old married woman have come to see a doctor and complained about recurring headaches and migraines. A thorough examination revealed that there wasn’t any obvious cause and her doctor thinks Agnes headaches are more of psychological in origin. On further investigation, Agnes told her doctor that she was taking a lot […]


Bright Lights And Jagged Lines

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It occurs without a warning. They look like jagged flashes of lightning bolts shimmering around the object or field of vision. It usually interferes or obscure vision. The seemingly hallucination episode usually lasts for 15-20 minutes and may or may not be followed by a headache. You might think that you are seeing things or […]


Migraine Pain Relief Causes Treatments And Alternatives

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Serotonin is a hormone that is technically called 5-hydroxyterpitamine and is produced and found in the pineal gland, blood platelets, the digestive tract, and the brain. Seroronin acts both as a chemical messenger that transmits nerve signals between nerve cells; and a substance that causes blood vessels to narrow. Changes in the serotonin levels in […]


The Dreadful Migraine

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A migraine is a throbbing or pulsating headache that is often one sided (unilateral) and associated with nausea; vomiting; sensitivity to light, sound, smells; sleep disruption, and depression. Attacks are often recurrent and tend to become less severe as the migraine sufferer ages. Types Migraines are classified according to the symptoms they produce. The two […]


Aromatherapy Mother Nature S Treat For Migraine Headache Sufferers

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Nearly 18 percent of American women will suffer at least one migraine headache every year. These painful headaches are often accompanied by vomiting and nausea or visual symptoms such as flashing lights or dark circles in the field of vision. Migraine headaches are caused by expansion of the blood vessels in the head. This serious […]


Nature S Oils And Herbal Remedies For Migraine Sufferers

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Research shows that women are three times more likely to suffer from migraine than men. Migraine is also more common among American women than type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis, or asthma. More than 80% of people with migraines (called migraineurs) have other members in the family who have them too. Migraine headaches are the second most […]


Nailing A Migraine Hitting It Hard And Early

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Most people with migraine attacks learn that they have more success if they treat their attacks early rather than delaying medication until two or more hours have passed. They find there is a window of opportunity during which they can resolve their headaches completely, but if they wait too long, then in most cases the […]


Frantic Friday For Migraine Sufferers

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Fridays are usually, if not the most anticipated day of the week for students and working people. It’s the last day of the week which means a halt from your books, from your computer, from the never ending meetings and away from your professors or your bosses. Friday nights can simply mean fun, fun, fun! […]


Visual Stimuli Can Lead To Migraines

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Sight is the sense that human minds get the most information about their environment out of. While we may not entirely retain all of that rich information, it nonetheless stands that visual information forms the core of how we recall details and perceive reality. So when visual information is constricted, cut off, or downright unintelligible, […]


Top Migraine Triggers Revealed

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(c)Mayur Vibhakar – All rights reserved. When it comes to migraine triggers, sometimes it’s not so much what you do as what you don’t do. Below is a list of the top migraine triggers and further information on them. As always, make sure you consult your physician before changing diet or implementing new methods to […]


Chronic Daily Headache Same Old Same Old

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“Chronic daily headache” (CDH) refers to the unhappy situation in which headaches are present at least fifteen days per month. Headaches can even occur every day or almost every day. CDH is more of a category than a final diagnosis, and different, recognizable patterns of headache are included in this category. It is important to […]


Confusing Retinal Migraine

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Due to the varied types of the disease, most doctors would diagnose migraine based on the universally accepted standards of The International Classification of Headache Disorders (ICHD) to avoid misdiagnosis. Retinal migraine is a classic example of confusion and misdiagnosis, simply because the term is often poorly understood and widely misused. When a migraine sufferer […]


Migraines And Women

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Migraines occur far more frequently in women than in men. In fact, in adult women the rate of frequency is roughly fifteen to seventeen percent, whereas in men it is only about five percent. Studies have concluded that estrogen withdrawal is a key factor in migraines related to menstrual cycles. Twenty-five to thirty percent of […]


Menopause And Headaches

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During the mid-life phenomenon known as menopause, changes in headache type, duration and intensity are more common. Throbbing, explosive headaches can pain the sides of your head, and your energy become totally depleted. The slightest opening of an eye can cause a ripple of pain to burst on one side of your fragile head, leaving […]


Survey Shows Two Thirds Of Migraine Sufferers Dissatisfied

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If you haven’t found relief for migraine, you’re not alone. About 28 million people suffer from the severe, throbbing pain of migraine, which can last from hours to days, keeping sufferers from family, work and daily life. Yet, two-thirds of patients say they are less than satisfied with their current treatment, according to a survey […]


Headaches And Botox Injections

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Most people are unaware that the use of Botox for the prevention of migraine headaches came about purely by accident. It all happened through the use of Botox by plastic surgeons. Patients undergoing plastic surgery, who were also experiencing headaches, noticed that their injections of Botox helped with their migraine headaches. Botox, also known as […]


Best Ten Ways To Avoid Migraines

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The problem with migraine prevention is that there isn’t just one cause for the headaches. There are very many triggers for migraines, in fact, and trying to avoid them all would be an exercise in hermitry. Who wants to spend the rest of their life living in a cave just to avoid headaches? That being […]


Helpful Tips Offering Relief From Migraine Headaches

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Migraine headaches affect millions of individuals around the world. They are extremely painful and hard to bear. Migraines can last anywhere from one hour to three or four days. Within that time, it may literally be impossible for migraine suffers to function properly. Although relief might not come right away, there are many options available […]


Living With And Treating Migraine Headaches

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Stress leads the list of all psychological triggers for migraine headaches and may be the most common migraine trigger of all. Understanding stress and how it effects your life could help you cope better with migraines. Think of specific things you can add to or take away from your daily routine to reduce stress and […]