The Headache Diary: Track Your Triggers for Better Migraine Prevention

June 14, 2018

Have you been keeping track of your migraines with a headache diary or app? You should be. Here’s why. When you visit a doctor or migraine specialist, one of the first questions they’ll ask is about patterns in your attacks. When do they occur? Have you noticed any potential triggers? Perhaps your migraines are related […] Read More

Migraine and Stroke: Separating Fact from Fiction

May 30, 2018

  May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Each year more than 795,000 Americans have a stroke and 140,000 die from stroke despite the fact that around 80% of strokes are preventable. Recently, there has been a lot of talk about migraine and stroke that has been generating concern and even panic among some people. The truth […] Read More

Rebound Migraine: Understanding Medication Overuse Headaches

May 17, 2018
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Most migraine sufferers experience attacks once or twice a month. These are called episodic migraine (EM), meaning that they have 0 to 14 migraine attacks per month. However, for the nearly 14 million Americans with chronic migraine (15 or more days per month for more than 3 months), the rescue medication they take to control […] Read More

Restless Night? Sleeping Tips For People With Migraine at Night

April 27, 2018

Why are you still up? Oh, that’s right. You have a blinding headache that won’t let you rest. A migraine at night is the worst, isn’t it? Don’t worry; you’re not alone. There’s millions of people out there that have the same problem you do, and all they want to do is a get some […] Read More

Living With Light Sensitivity Anxiety

April 23, 2018

Light sensitivity or photophobia is known to cause discomfort and even migraine attacks. But did you know light sensitivity anxiety is also a problem for many who suffer from photophobia? If you suffer from anxiety related to light sensitivity, you’re not alone. As Jen writes, “I have lived my entire life with light sensitivity, otherwise […] Read More

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

April 17, 2018

Over 30 of the world’s most prestigious, knowledgeable, and talented specialists, doctors, and experts in headache and migraine will be taking part in The Migraine World Summit, a free online event from April 18-26, 2018. Register here. A few years ago, Axon’s very own Dr. Katz was a guest. This year, Dr. Kathleen Digre, also of the […] Read More

Foods that Trigger Migraine

April 15, 2018

Migraines can be caused by a variety of factors, but food is a fairly common trigger. The challenge is there are no absolutes that apply across the board. Several foods that are common triggers still vary from person to person when it comes to how or even if they are affected. What doesn’t faze one […] Read More

Migraine Medication Assistance: Resources to Help You get Your Prescriptions

April 12, 2018

Why does migraine medication have to be so expensive? Many migraine patients struggle to afford their medication and care. One study found that people with chronic migraine pay an average of $145 per month for healthcare while those who don’t have migraine pay an average of $89 per month. There is a significant need for migraine medication […] Read More

Wearing Sunglasses Indoors is a Bad Idea

April 4, 2018

“I have had extreme photophobia for a year. I am now able to function in the house with glasses — but blinds are down. At night, I use low wattage incandescent bulbs with dimmers and 25 watt amber lights in lamps that diffuse light. When I go out I wear two pairs of sunglasses and […] Read More

What’s The Difference between Computer Glasses and Readers?

April 3, 2018

Glasses are glasses are glasses, right? Well, not exactly. When it comes to computer glasses and readers, there are some pretty significant differences. It may be a little tough sometimes to figure out which you need at a given time. This brief guide will help you better understand your eyeglass options as well as when […] Read More

Sinus Migraine: When Sinus Pain is More than a Headache

February 28, 2018

You have a headache. It extends over your eye and you have pressure in your face Your nose even runs a little. You take some Sudafed or ibuprofen, tell everyone you have a sinus headache or even a sinus migraine, and lay down for a while. Two or three hours later you are better. You […] Read More

Migraine Contact Lenses: Colorful Contacts for Light Sensitivity and Migraine Relief

February 21, 2018

There was a time when therapeutic tinted lenses for light sensitivity were only available as glasses. Thanks to exciting developments at Axon Optics, that is no longer the case. Migraine contact lenses are available through the Axon Optics website and the positive testimonials are pouring in as customers say they bring much needed relief to […] Read More