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    “I have lived my entire life with light sensitivity”

    I have lived my entire life with light sensitivity, otherwise known as photophobia. As a young child I was called a bat because I couldn’t handle light and was much happier in the dark or dusk. Besides the intermittent, unpredictable pain I have on a daily basis – my fibro and PA likes to mess with my eyes regularly.

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    A Team of Doctors Discovered This Link Between DNA and Migraines

    Migraine is the third most prevalent illness in the world, and 12% of people suffer from migraines. Given this information, it’s should come as no surprise that DNA could play a critical role in causing a migraine headache. A research team, led together by Biomedical Innovation associate professor Dale Nyholt and QUT’s Institute of Health, discovered a grouping of 44 DNA

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    Can an MRI Scan Diagnose Your Migraine?

    A new study out of the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, AZ shows that a new MRI technique can accurately classified migraine patients 86% of the time. This could be a game-changer in helping doctors accurately care for patients with migraine symptoms.

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    Headache or Migraine? How You Know the Difference

    Many of us have experienced a headache at some point during our life and can recognize the signs and symptoms with ease. But, how do you determine if you’re dealing with something more serious than a headache? How do you tell if you’re suffering from a migraine?

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    NIH Study Uncovers the Top Foods That Can Trigger Migraines

    For people who suffer from migraines, different smells, changes in the weather, flickering lights and even certain foods can trigger a migraine headache. While there aren’t universal triggers, it’s not unusual for foods, drinks and food additives, like aspartame, to trigger headaches. A National Institute of Health (NIH) study cited that 12-60% of patients, varying among a few different studies,

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    Researchers Expose Top Myths About Migraine Triggers

    Many people around the world suffer from migraine—up to 1 billion worldwide. But how many of these people, you included, actually know exactly what triggers a migraine? Not nearly enough. Migraines are so diverse and frequently misunderstood that people often don’t know what can trigger them. This is partially to blame on the large number of different things that can trigger a migraine.

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    Marijuana and Migraines: Who Knew?

    For hundreds of years, people have used cannabis, or marijuana, for medicinal purposes. Physicians have recommended its use for treating and helping ease the pain in various diseases. Literature and scientific research suggests that medical cannabis and cannabinoids play therapeutic roles in certain chronic pain and headache disorders, including providing cluster headache and migraine relief. A study published by researchers

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    Studies Show How Other Disorders Can Affect Migraines

    There is a definite link between chronic migraine and mental health disorders according to a review of multiple studies on the subject in the Journal of Headache and Pain. People who suffer from chronic migraine oftentimes also suffer from anxiety, depression, or other psychiatric disorders. Knowing why this occurs and why certain people are more at risk than others will

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    Managing Light Sensitivity in the Workplace

    Migraines can be triggered by a number of external factors. As a migraine sufferer, you can reduce your likelihood of an attack by limiting your exposure to these triggers; but when it comes to controlling your surroundings that’s usually easier said than done. Controlling your environment is difficult in public settings, especially in the workplace. When you’re at work, you’re

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    HIT-6 Questionnaire: How 2,049 People Described Their Migraines to Doctors

    The HIT-6 is a brief questionnaire used to determine how severe your headaches are and assess the impact they’re having on your life. Patients answer six questions related to the frequency and intensity of headaches as well as the work, emotional and cognitive effects of their headaches.

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    Top 5 Migraine Tracking Apps

    5 Apps for Tracking Your Migraines: Mobile apps are a practical solution for tracking your migraine symptoms, triggers, and patterns on the go. Created by industry professionals, these apps can recommend treatment and create customizable reports for you and your doctor. Here is a look at the top 5 migraine tracking apps in 2016.

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    Axon in the Air

    Dr. Brad Katz was on a flight to St Louis and the flight attendant was wearing Axon glasses and was extolling their migraine and light sensitivity virtues to one of the other passengers. We thought that was pretty cool! They were able to snap a picture together in the terminal afterwards.

    We hope to see more of you out there wearing Axon Optics eyewear….

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    How Well Do You Know Your Migraine Triggers?

    For some people around the country, chronic migraines are a crippling reality. What many people don’t know is what triggers these migraines. Think you know common migraine triggers? Take our quiz and find out!

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    Think You’re Not Hypersensitive to Light? These 2 Studies Could Change Your Mind

    Light sensitivity can be subtle – very subtle – and now two studies have revealed some surprising facts about light and migraines that could have an impact on the way the headaches are diagnosed. Read here to learn more.

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    Attend The Migraine World Summit | Over 30 Migraine Experts | Free Online Event

    Dr. Bradley Katz of Axon Optics is one of the over 30 world leading migraine experts, doctors, and specialists taking part in The Migraine World Summit, a free online event from April 15-20, 2016.

    Experts have come from world leading institutions such as Harvard Medical School, the Mayo Clinic, University of Utah, Stanford Medical, the Cleveland Clinic and the International Headache Society.

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