Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Health Guides

Teri Robert

Teri Robert, Health Guide

Author of "Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches"

Migraine, Oral Triptans and Nausea - Are the Triptans Contributing?

When we have a migraine, we need our medications to work. We need them to work consistently and as quickly as possible. Researchers are finding, however, that if we're nauseous when we take oral triptans (medications such as Imitrex (sumatriptan), Maxalt (rizatriptan), Zomig (zolmitriptan), etc.), we may not achieve the relief we need. One ... Read moreChevron
posted 09/16/2014, comments (0)|
Ask the Clinician

Ask the Clinician, Health Guide


Is there a way to treat during prodrome to abort oncoming migraine?

Full Question: I often experience prodrome phase before my migraine attack. Once I recognize the prodrome, is there a way to "treat" it so as to abort the on-coming migraine? I have chronic migraine, so taking an NSAID or other pain medication makes me worry about rebound headaches.   Thank you, Julie.     Full Answer: Dear... Read moreChevron
posted 09/16/2014, comments (0)|
Cyndi Jordan

Cyndi Jordan, Health Guide

Patient Advocate and Migraineur

Migraine Term of the Day - Posterior

When we're looking at migraine and headache information, whether it's from our doctor, a book, or an online article, we sometimes come across medical terms that can be confusing.   Sometimes, it's easy enough to substitute another word or a short phrase for the medical term. At other times, substituting just doesn't convey quite the same... Read moreChevron
posted 09/14/2014, comments (0)|
Karen Lee Richards

Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide

Co-Founder of the National Fibromyalgia Assn.

September 2014: Chronic Pain Awareness Activities

September is Pain Awareness Month and a number of chronic pain organizations are sponsoring events and activities to help spread the word about chronic pain and the toll it takes on the lives of those who suffer with it.   There was a time – not too long ago – when people living with chronic pain were pretty much on their own.... Read moreChevron
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

Writer, Advocate, Photographer

2014 7th Annual Women in Pain Conference

Being with others who truly understand what it’s like to live with chronic pain is an empowering experience. Doing so in an environment of support, healing, and celebrating our lives is even better. This Friday, the 7th Annual Women in Pain Conference will do just that and you can attend, both in person or via the live webcast.   I... Read moreChevron