Teri Robert

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. Teri can be found on her website, and blog, Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google+.

How to Get Your Migraine Doctor to Hear You

Recently, I asked some of the online migraine community to suggest topics they’d like to see here. One person said she’d like to see, “How to Get Your Migraine Doctor to Hear You.” It’s a great topic, so I’m happy to write on it. I’ve also asked some ...
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Why Women with Migraine Should Go Red Feb. 3

We’ve discussed that having migraine, especially migraine with aura, increases our risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke. Hopefully, you took it to heart (pun fully intended) when I said that these increased risks aren’t reaso...
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Migraine Term of the Day - Analgesic

Writer’s note: Some of you have expressed an interest in learning more of the medical terminology that comes up when discussing migraine disease and other headache disorders. So, I’ll be posting a “term of the day,” on a regular basis. If there are t...
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Migraine Arsenal Essentials: An Effective Health Care Team

It may seem a bit odd to think of people as weapons, but one of the best weapons we can have when dealing with migraine is a strong health care team. I think of the members of my health care team as my very special personal weapons. Without them, I’m ...
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Migraine Linked to Higher Perioperative Stroke Risk

There’s been significant discussion about migraine disease increasing stroke risk, especially in certain segments of the migraine population. A study1 published in the British Medical Journal in January of 2017 addressed migraine and the risk of peri...
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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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Building Our Best Migraine Health Care Team

Optimal migraine management is the work of a cohesive health care team. The composition of our health care teams will vary, but we all need that team working in harmony to achieve our best migraine disease management. That means it’s up to us to put ...
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