Visual Snow Guide

March 19, 2017

Everything You Wanted to Know About Visual Snow  “I first became aware of seeing visual snow around 10-11 years of age (I’m now 47, and it’s never gone away). As far as I know, I’ve always seen visual snow (although for decades, I didn’t know that it had an actual name). In fact, when I say […] Read More

New Axon Optics Office

February 27, 2017

We moved! In the fall of 2016 we realized that we could improve our service to customers by fulfilling our own inventory.  So we decided to move away from a third party fulfillment center and into our own office and warehouse space.  Aside from a few hiccups during the first week of January when we were […] Read More

Top 5 Migraine Tracking Apps

February 21, 2017
Apps for tracking migraines

  If you aren’t using a migraine app to track your migraines, stop what you are doing and download a migraine tracking app. Knowing what triggers your migraine is the first step to reducing the frequency of your migraine attacks. Which migraine tracking app is the best? While app store reviews are nice, having people […] Read More

This Study Suggests We’ve Discovered What Causes Migraines – At Last!

January 15, 2017
nerve cells and concept for Neurologic Diseases

What Causes Migraines? While every person and every migraine is different, we do know what the common migraine triggers and symptoms are, like weather, food, stress, nausea and sensitivity to light and sounds, the latter actually being both a trigger and a symptom. What doctors and migraine sufferers haven’t been able to quite pinpoint yet […] Read More

Fluorescent Light Migraine Relief

January 9, 2017
Fluorescent lights on the ceiling

Chelsea guest posts about big box stores, light sensitivity, bright lights and fluorescent light migraines.  Fluorescent lights present particularly challenging situations to migraineurs.  Below Chelsea describes one option that may provide fluorescent light migraine relief. 10/17/2016 I have been sensitive to light for a long time now. I also have chronic migraines. The two seem […] Read More

What Does a Migraine Feel Like?

December 14, 2016

People that don’t have migraines or people trying to understand if they have a migraine may ask, “What does it feel like to have a migraine?”  We compiled answers to this question from a doctor, artists, and students with migraine to help explain how a migraine feels. The Doctor’s Perspective on What a Migraine Feels […] Read More

“I have lived my entire life with light sensitivity”

November 10, 2016

The following is a post by jen @craftymomof3: 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 […] Read More

A Team of Doctors Discovered This Link Between DNA and Migraines

October 14, 2016
Dna strand

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 […] Read More

Can an MRI Scan Diagnose Your Migraine?

September 20, 2016
Image of MRI asking if an MRI can help diagnose migraine.

MRI scans are not used to diagnose migraines or tension headaches — but that may be changing.  Currently they can help physicians rule out possible medical conditions, like a brain tumor, an abscess, or fluid in the brain.  Now, a study out of the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, AZ shows that a new MRI technique can accurately classify […] Read More

Headache or Migraine? How You Know the Difference

September 13, 2016
Headache (Mosquito) vs Migraine (Sharkbite)

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 a headache or a migraine? How do you tell if you’re suffering from a migraine?  The International Headache Society (IHS) publishes a classification guide that […] Read More

NIH Study Uncovers the Top Foods That Can Trigger Migraines

August 28, 2016
Migraine Trigger Foods - Chocolate

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 […] Read More

Researchers Expose Top Myths About Migraine Triggers

August 22, 2016
Literal gun trigger to represent migraine trigger

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 […] Read More