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Teri Robert

Patient Expert

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.

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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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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

Occipital Neuralgia: The Basics

Occipital neuralgia is a primary headache disorder presenting symptoms that are sometimes confused with migraine.

Migraine Term of the Day: Intramuscular
Treatment

Migraine Term of the Day: Intramuscular

Intramuscular usually refers to the injection of medication into muscle tissues. Learn the difference between intramuscular and intravenous injection.

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Diagnosis

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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Symptoms

Cervicogenic Headache: The Basics

The cause of a cervicogenic headache is a neck disorder or lesion. Although this type of headache is not a form of Migraine, it can trigger a Migraine attack.

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Treatment

Migraine Arsenal Essentials: Hope

It’s vitally important to have a positive attitude, and maintain hope, when trying new Migraine treatments.

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Symptoms

Hypnic Headache: The Basics

Hypnic headaches, also called “alarm clock headaches,” wake you up in the middle of the night and can last up to four hours.

Migraine Term of the Day: Barbiturate
Treatment

Migraine Term of the Day: Barbiturate

A barbiturate is a medication that is used as a sedative, hypnotic, or antispasmodic. If you have migraine, you should use these drugs sparingly.

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Migraine Arsenal Essentials: Education

Education about Migraine disease itself as well as treatments, accommodations, coping, and more is important.