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Teri Robert

Patient Advocate

Teri Robert is a leading patient educator and advocate and the author of Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches. A co-founder of the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy and the American Headache and Migraine Association, she received the National Headache Foundation's Patient Partners Award and a Distinguished Service Award from the American Headache Society.

Latest by Teri Robert

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14 Migraine Prodrome Symptoms

14 possible symptoms of migraine prodrome, the first of four possible phases of a migraine attack, which can be helpful when recognized as a warning of the impending migraine.

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Anatomy of a Migraine

When many people think “migraine,” they think only of the pain of migraine. In reality, a migraine (often called a “migraine attack”) consists of far more. The typical migraine attack actually consists of four parts, referred to as phases or componen...

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New Med Options for Migraines and Headaches

For frequent headaches or Migraines, preventive medications are often a good option. We now have more than 100 medications and endless combinations.

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Could Lidocaine Help Your Refractory Migraines?

By Teri Robert and Dr. John Claude Krusz Introduction: Refractory Migraines – Migraines that are not responding to treatment – can present significant issues for Migraineurs, including status Migrainous. Unfortunately, even though there are effective ...

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The Difference Between Preventive, Abortive, and Rescue Meds

Discussing Migraine medications can get confusing, partly because there are so many, partly because they’re used for different purposes. Migraine medications fall into three categories – preventive medications, abortive medications, and rescue medica...

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Learn About the New GCRP Migraine Treatments in Development

One of the most exciting and promising areas of current migraine research is a new class of medications that target the calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP). These medications are being studied for use as acute medications to be taken when we get a ...

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Hemiplegic Migraine May Cause Brain Damage

Hemiplegic Migraine attacks can result in brain atrophy, but effective treatment exists to prevent this from happening.

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Botox for Migraine: Anatomy Is Critical

Botox can be very effective for chronic Migraine, but only when the person administering the treatment is very knowledgeable about the proper injection sites.

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Migraine & Headache Awareness Month Activities

There are Migraine and Headache Awareness Month activities for everyone.

Teri robert and David Watson, M.D., in Washington D.C.

Discussing Migraine and Headache on Capitol Hill

On Valentine’s Day this year, I was happy to not have a Migraine ruining the day, but I wasn’t at home sharing the day with my husband. Instead, I spend the day with my friend, colleague, and Migraine specialist, David Watson, M.D. We, along with ove...