Boston - Day Two

Eileen Gray Health Guide
  • Today is our second day here at the conference. We woke up early again today to go to a satillite symposium on Conventional Management and Novel Modalities for Improved Treatment of Chronic Migraine. One of the speakers at the session was Dr. Richard Lipton who is a chairperson on the AHS.

     

    The session was about tracking Migraine from low-frequency episodic Migraine to chronic Migraine and how to reduce attacks to bring chronic Migraine back to low-frequency episodic Migraine.

     

    Then, later in the day we went to the first official meeting of the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy meeting. Our advocacy efforts are paying off nicely! There is going to be some exciting things coming up very soon. You won't be dissapointed!

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    After this, it was time for lunch. We had the pleasure of dining with our Ask the Clinician doctor, the one and only - Dr. Krusz! We had a blast! Come to find out, Dr. Krusz knows where I live because he used to summer at the lake there as a child! He is the only one I've met so far that knew exactly where I live by the name of the town, and not having to name surrounding towns.

     

    We talked a bit about the IV therapy he is using in his clinic. It was wonderful to hear from him first hand. He is so excited to talk about his work. I have been so impressed by the doctors I have met here and how much they really do want to help us, the patients.

     

    If there are any of you out there who still are not seeing a migraine specialist - please see Teri's article she posted last week called Migraine and Headache Specialists: What's so Special? After meeting these doctors, I can tell you a few things that are special about them. They all have such a strong desire to help their patients, to learn from each other, and to practice what they know.

Published On: June 27, 2008