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Do you have questions about Migraine? Reader questions are answered by UCNS certified Migraine and headache specialist Dr. David Watson, and award-winning patient educator and advocate Teri Robert. Questions may be submitted via our submission form. Accepted questions will be answered by publishing the answers in our Ask the Clinician column. For an overview of how we can help and questions we can and can’t answer, please see Seeking Migraine and Headache Diagnoses and Medical Advice.

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Medication

Can I Take Migraine Drugs During Medication Overuse?

Always talk to your doctor if you’re experiencing withdrawal symptoms when stopping a drug.

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Treatment

Questions to Ask About Botox For Migraines

Not all doctors know how to properly administer Botox injections for migraine. These are some of the questions you should ask your provider.

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Medication

How to Treat Migraines Without Overusing Medications

How many acute treatments are too many when treating chronic Migraine?

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Hysterectomy and Hormone Replacement Therapy for Migraine?

Dr. David Watson and Teri Robert answer a reader’s question about if hysterectomy and hormone replacement therapy are effective for Migraine treatment.

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Symptoms

Is it Migraine or Trigeminal Neuralgia?

Dr. David Watson and Teri Robert answer a reader’s question about the differences between Migraine and trigeminal neuralgia.

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Treatment

Are the Cefaly and sTMS Mini the Same?

Dr. David Watson and Teri Robert answer a reader question about the difference between the Cefaly and sTMS mini devices for Migraine.

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Medication

How Can I Stop Topamax for Migraine?

Topamax is an effective preventive for Migraine—but it doesn’t work for everyone.

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Medication Overuse or Migraine?

Dr. David Watson and Teri Robert answer a reader question about magnesium as a Migraine trigger.

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Headaches 3 to 5 Seconds Long?

Dr. David Watson and Teri Robert answer a reader question about very short headaches lasting three to five seconds.

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Migraine and Obesity: Blaming the Patient?

Dr. David Watson and Teri Robert answer a reader question about research linking obesity to risk of Migraine and “blaming the patient.”