Migraines

Chronic migraines may be linked to vitamin deficiencies

Chronic migraines may be linked to vitamin deficiencies

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Researchers examined a possible link between vitamin D, riboflavin, coenzyme Q10, and chronic migraines.

Migraines may increase CVD risk in women

Migraines may increase CVD risk in women

Women who experience migraines had a 50% greater risk for developing major CVD.

Migraine medications not linked to stroke risk

Migraine medications not linked to stroke risk

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For patients with basilar or hemiplegic migraines, two common migraine medications do not increase the risk of stroke and cardiovascular events.

People with asthma more likely to develop chronic migraine

People with asthma more likely to develop chronic migraine

In a study of 4,446 Americans, more than 5% of people with asthma developed chronic migraine, compared to 2.5% of those without.

Integrative and OTC treatment of headache

Integrative and OTC treatment of headache

Headache is one of the most common complaints in outpatient practice. There are 10 things that clinicians need to know to help treat their patients with headache.

Improving migraine diagnosis and treatment

Improving migraine diagnosis and treatment

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Taking a thorough headache history is key for timely migraine diagnosis.

No link between migraines, breast cancer risk

No link between migraines, breast cancer risk

Researchers found no association between patients with clinician-diagnosed migraines and invasive breast cancer.

Vertigo, then headache: what is 
the diagnosis?


Vertigo, then headache: what is 
the diagnosis?


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A man, aged 56, presented with complaints about episodes of vertigo and disabling headaches.

Topamax migraine indication expanded to teens

Topamax migraine indication expanded to teens

Adolescents ages 12 to 17 can now take the drug, FDA says.

FDA approves first device for migraine prevention

FDA approves first device for migraine prevention

First transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation device specifically authorized for use prior to onset of pain.

Migraine message matters

Migraine message matters

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Receiving positive information from a healthcare provider improved migraine outcomes regardless of therapy.

Obesity increases migraine risk

Obesity increases migraine risk

Strongest relationships seen among those younger than 50 years, white and female.

Migraines may change brain structure

Migraines may change brain structure

Migraines have been linked to structural brain changes, particularly in the presence of aura.

Migraines associated with poor school performance

Migraines associated with poor school performance

Children with migraines are more likely to perform poorly in school than those without, with headache severity and duration influencing performance.

Could a sleep disorder be causing your patient's migraines?

Could a sleep disorder be causing your patient's migraines?

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If your patient complains of ongoing headaches, especially upon waking from sleep, consider obstructive sleep apnea as a possible cause.

AAN issues migraine prevention recommendations

AAN issues migraine prevention recommendations

Seizure drugs and beta-blockers can reduce the frequency and severity of migraines.

Halting migraine in someone with coronary artery disease

What treatment would you recommend for aborting a migraine in a patient with known coronary artery disease?

Serotonin syndrome in depressed patients with migraine

How concerned should clinicians be about serotonin syndrome when prescribing a triptan with a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI)?

Is there one pill to treat hypertension and migraine?

A hypertensive patient with migraines experienced undesirable side effects (irritability and weight gain) while taking the nonselective beta-blockers nadolol (Corgard) and propranolol (Inderal).

NSAIDs for CVD patients: 'No safe therapeutic window'

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Risk for death, recurrent myocardial infarction high even with short courses of NSAIDs in patients with established cardiovascular disease and prior MI.

Is a patient in pain or seeking drugs?

How should a clinician treat a patient with recurring migraines, that also has a history of drug seeking behavior?

The role of myofascial trigger points in migraine therapy

What is the relationship between myofascial trigger points and migraine headaches?

Migraine medication concerns

Is it okay to combine promethazine with migraine medications?

An effective natural remedy for migraine and allergies

An effective natural remedy for migraine and allergies

Butterbur, once discouraged because of its potential to cause liver damage, is now widely used in Europe to combat allergic rhinitis, asthma, and migraine.

Aspirin often works for migraine pain

A single aspirin dose can substantially reduce moderate-to-severe migraine pain within two hours.

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