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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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.

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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...

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Migraine Arsenal Essentials: Trigger Management

One of the first and most essential weapons to add to our migraine arsenal is trigger identification and management. For many years, I lived with migraine disease without knowing about triggers. My great grandmother, grandfather, and mother all had m...

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Recognizing and Meeting Migraine Self-Care Priorities

For optimal migraine management we not only need to be active members of our health care teams, we also have to pay special attention to self-care. We need to prioritize self-care needs and be sure they’re met. Migraine self-care needs: There are sev...

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DIY Migraine Smelling Salts

Smelling salts are surprisingly useful for treating migraines. Here’s a step by step guide to start complementing your migraine treatment with smelling salts.

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12 Tips for Living Well with Migraines

How is your medical team? Are you happy with your doctors or are you settling because you just don’t have the fortitude to change doctors? Are you making progress in treating your headaches and migraines?