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Nancy Harris Bonk

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Nancy wrote for HealthCentral as a patient expert for Migraine.

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Migraines and Famous Migraineurs: Simon Cowell

Whether we like it or not, there is a strong stigma surrounding Migraine. In fact, there is more stigma attached to Migraine then there is to epilepsy. Teri explained this in a recent study she wrote about in this article; Migraine Incurs More Stigma ...

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Medication Profile - Lamictal Off-Label Use for Migraine

There’s a wide variety of medications used for Migraine, most of which are prescribed off-label. If Lamictal (lamotrigine) has been prescribed for you, or if you and your doctor have been considering it, here’s some information that should be helpful...

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Famous Migraineur: Lisa Kudrow

Lisa Kudrow, the Emmy award winning actress, wife, and mother, has also had her share of Migraines . Lisa Marie Diane Kudrow was born in Encino, California on July 30, 1963. Her parents, Nedra and Lee, travel agent and Migraine specialist respectivel...

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Famous Migraineurs: Lewis Carroll

Migraine with aura can have some very strange visual symptoms that may be quite alarming. Flashing lights, zigzag lines, even partial vision loss can occur during one of these Migraine attacks. One rare type of Migraine aura, Alice in Wonderland Synd...

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Famous Migraineurs: Loretta Lynn

Being a wife and mother of four by the time you’re 18-years-old is tough enough; accomplishing this with Migraines is almost unimaginable. But Loretta Lynn did just that. Loretta Webb was born on April 14, 1934, in the Appalachian coal mining town of ...

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Famous Migraineurs: Percy Harvin

Migraines have had a strong impact on the career of Percy Harvin, a wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings. His Migraines have caused him to miss games and practices and even to be taken off the field in an ambulance. William Percival Harvin III was ...

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Axert FDA Approved For Adolescents.

Almotriptan, better known as _Axert and Almogran _, is one of eight triptan medications developed to abort a Migraine attack in adults. Until now, there has not been an FDA approved Migraine abortive treatment for adolescents under the age of 18. Thi...

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Famous Migraineurs: Thomas Jefferson

A link in our 12/17/09 Newsletter was meant to take you to our article about famous Migraineur Carly Simon. It mistakenly led here. You can find the Carly Simon article _HERE _. Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States, was born in Albe...

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Famous Migraineurs - Terrell Davis

Terrell Davis – Denver Bronco and Migraineur Migraine disease affects nearly 36 million people in the United States. It does not discriminate by age, race, or social status. You may be a third-grade teacher, firefighter, stay-at-home mom, constructio...