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Teri Robert

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Author of "Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches"

Migraine with Brainstem Aura - The Basics

If you've heard of this form of migraine before, you've probably heard or seen the terms basilar artery migraine (BAM) or basilar-type migraine (BTM). Under the International Headache Society's International Classification of Headache Disorders, 3rd Edition, the new designation for this form of migraine is migraine with brainstem aura (MBSA). It... Read moreChevron
posted 09/02/2014, comments (0)|
Cyndi Jordan

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Patient Advocate and Migraineur

Going to the ER for Migraines - Interesting and Helpful Research

Most of us with frequent or severe migraines have considered going to the emergency room due to our migraines at one time or another. I have frequently heard those with migraines debate the pros and cons of going to the emergency department (ED). The most common reasons I have heard migraineurs give are that they can’t endure the pain,... Read moreChevron
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Is cluster headache considered migraine? Treated with surgery?

Full Question: I suffer with Cluster Headaches (severe pain behind my eye, as if someone were using an ice pick behind my eye ball.)  This is the only symptom. I take Imitrex which can stop the onset if taken early enough. Sometimes it comes on without much warning and the although the medicine might lessens the pain, it is still severe and... Read moreChevron
posted 08/28/2014, comments (0)|
Teri Robert

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Author of "Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches"

New Research Shows Migraine Responsible for 13% of Deaths in Women

For several years now, studies have shown an association between migraine and cardiovascular  disease and incidents. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and events include diseases and events related to the heart and blood vessels and include: heart attack, aka myocardial infarction; atherosclerosis: a condition in which plaque builds up in the... Read moreChevron
posted 08/27/2014, comments (0)|
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Cluster migraines brought on by barometric pressure changes?

Full Question: My husband suffers from chronic cluster migraines which he is working with a neurologist and has greatly improved over the past year. The issue that I can not seem to help him with is barometric pressure headaches. It seems that now he will have a spell every six months and will have to take a cycle of steroids to stop the pain from... Read moreChevron
posted 08/26/2014, comments (0)|

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