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David Watson, MD

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David Watson, M.D., is a UCNS certified migraine and headache specialist and director of the West Virginia University Headache Center. "Dr. Dave" is also very active in the migraine community, taking part in and leading advocacy efforts to benefit the entire community. He is the founder and chairman of the board of Runnin' for Research and a regular participant in the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy's "Headache on the Hill" event. You can follow Dr. Watson on Twitter.

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Headache

Cluster Headache - The Basics

Cluster headaches are known to be the most painful of headaches. Find out how to nip them in the bud!

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Living With

Strengthen Your Migraine Brain: Getting Started

When frequent Migraine attacks interrupt schedules, getting started on time is even more important.

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Ketamine Infusions for Migraine

One patient in a study in Philadelphia called a five-day ketamine infusion “life changing.”

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Diagnosis

Status Migrainosus - Not Your Average Migraine

Status migrainosus refers to a debilitating condition in which a Migraine attack can last three days or longer with little to no relief. In most cases, status migrainosus can be treated in the emergency room or doctor’s office and won’t lead to any p...

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Treatment

GammaCore Now Approved for Acute Migraine Treatment

Imagine putting a stop to your next Migraine attack with the push of a button.

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Medication

FDA Announces Warning Label for OTC Migraine Medications

New labels will warn consumers that medication overuse headache may occur if they take certain over-the-counter drugs too frequently.

Ask the Clinician
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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Headache

Sleep Apnea and Migraine: Is There a Connection?

If you wake up with headache pain or snore a lot at night, you may have obstructive sleep apnea, a potential migraine trigger.

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Medication

Migraine Treatments: Preventive, Abortive, and Rescue

Learn how different migraine medications and devices work, and which ones are appropriate for which situations.

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Symptoms

Accommodating Migraine During the Holidays

Hosting a person with migraine this holiday season? Here’s how to avoid triggering an episode so everyone can have a great time.