Understanding Blood Pressure Migraine and Headache

September 5, 2018

It’s called the silent killer. You may have it and not even know it. Researchers estimate that 1 in 3 adults in the United States have it and only about half of those people have it under control. This silent killer often has no symptoms. That’s what makes it so dangerous. For some people, though, […] Read More

Headache or Migraine? How You Know the Difference

August 22, 2018
Headache or migraine graphic comparing it to a mosquito vs shark bite

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

Migraine and Mental Health: What You Need to Know

August 20, 2018

You need to know a hidden fact about your migraine.  It’s something that is rarely discussed openly. It’s alarming. It’s heartbreaking. More than 20% of people that suffer from migraine have thought about suicide.  Twenty percent! Moreover, more than half of your loved ones with migraine experienced depression according to the Migraine and Mental Health […] Read More

Take the Headache Impact Test (HIT-6™)

August 20, 2018

Take the Headache Impact Test (HIT-6™) This questionnaire was designed to help you describe and communicate the way you feel and what you cannot do because of headaches.  It is a clinically validated tool used to determine how severe your headaches are and assess the impact they’re having on your life.   After you complete […] Read More

New Migraine Supplement Could Mean More Pain Free Days

August 13, 2018
Axon Migraine Supplement Drink Mix In a Bottle

One of the biggest treatment barriers that people with migraines face is cost. Medication for migraine has a reputation for being expensive and for having a number of unpleasant side effects. Because of these and other reasons, many people are turning to nutraceuticals to treat their migraines. A new migraine supplement, Axon Relief, combines several […] Read More

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