We've talked quite a bit about Migraine prevention here -- in articles, Ask the Clinician questions, our community question and answer section, and on our forum.
There are a few things we all know. There's nothing that works for everyone... It can take time and patience to find a preventive regimen that works for us... What works for one Migraineur won't necessarily work for the next Migraineur... and more.
We don't necessarily agree if and when we should explore preventive options, but it's not necessary that we all agree on every detail.
We try to give you information that make it easier for you to talk with your doctor and make the right decisions for YOU. If you're to work with your doctor as a treatment partner, understand what he or she is saying, and take part in making your health care decisions, it's important that you have the information necessary to make good decisions.
Over the nine years that I've been writing about Migraine disease and headaches, the role of preventive treatment has been evolving. It probably always will be. Dr. Elizabeth Loder sat down with me and talked about the changing role of prevention and agreed to her answers being recorded so I could share it with you.
Dr. Loder is a Migraine specialist and researcher. She is the chief of the Division of Headache and Pain in the Department of Neurology at the Brigham and Women's/Faulkner Hospitals in Boston and an associate professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School.
Thank you, Dr. Loder!