Ocular Migraine:  What You Should Know

July 10, 2018

Many people are surprised to learn that there is more than one type of migraine. Typically, the throbbing, insistent pain that’s characteristic of most migraine events is what comes to mind. However,  a relatively small portion of migraine sufferers – about one out of every 200 – will experience visual symptoms without headache. This is […] Read More

Does Medicare Cover Migraine Treatment?

July 5, 2018

Medicare has been our nation’s health insurance program for seniors since 1965. According to the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, it covers more than 56 million people in the United States, . This includes some people under 65 who are on Social Security disability income. But does Medicare cover migraine? Originally, Medicare […] Read More

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
medication for basilar migraine

If you are like most migraine sufferers, an attack occurs once or twice a month.  It is the awful. However, for some of you, this once or twice a month transforms into fifteen or more a month. You somehow are able to move forward despite the pain.  You take medication to control the attacks and […] 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