Headache & Migraine


Expert advice on how to relieve chronic headaches, trending treatments, and how to recognize symptoms related to other conditions. Medical professionals and patient experts provide practical tips on managing the pain.

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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.

By Teri Robert
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Headache Worse After Botox?

Question Asked by cdub Headache Worse After Botox? I had my first round of botox (100 units) last October for chronic tension-type headache (from a headache specialist here in Canada). I did some research beforehand and so I knew that botox wasn’t fo...

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Why Does Lying Down Make My Headache Worse?

Question Asked by jms Why Does Lying Down Make My Headache Worse? I am always tired but dread going to sleep for fear I’ll wake up with a headache. I take Relpax, and it helps, but I always run out of the prescription every month. Has anyone else exp...

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New Daily Persistent Headache - The Basics

In the last several years, New Daily Persistent Headache (NDPH) has come to be recognized as a distinct primary headache syndrome. Primary headache disorders are those for which there is no underlying secondary cause that can be identified. As with M...

By Teri Robert

Meet the Experts

Jennifer Mitchell Wilson
B.S. Dietetics, Dietitian, Health Professional

Jennifer is a dietitian with a passion for educating and empowering families on their journey through illness.

Erin L. Boyle
Health Writer

Erin L. Boyle, the senior editor at HealthCentral from 2016-2018, is a freelance medical writer and editor.

Jackie Zimmerman
Patient Advocate

Jackie Zimmerman is a multiple sclerosis and ulcerative colitis patient and the founder of Girls With Guts. Since diagnosis, she has blogged her IBD journey at Blood, Poop, and Tears.