Migraine

Inspiring stories and cutting-edge research on migraine, including how to cope with painful symptoms at work and home. Medical professionals and patient experts provide an overview of treatment options and offer creative strategies to live around the condition.

Tempted to Tough It Out With Migraine? Here's Why You Shouldn't

The hardest lesson learned by Sunny Fitzgerald in living with migraines was simply this: don’t power through them. One reason? You have nothing to prove.

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The 8 Best Holistic Therapies for Migraines

From homeopathic medicine and acupuncture to cognitive behavioral therapy and diet, Mark Canadic offers the eight best holistic therapies for migraine.

By Mark Canadic

29 Foods That Trigger Migraine

What you eat can trigger migraine. Holistic health practitioner Mark Canadic provides of list of the 29 worst trigger foods.

By Mark Canadic

Getting Sleep With Migraines

For Julie Ryan, compromised sleep worsened her migraines. Mindfulness, CBD oil, and changes in sleep habits got her back on track. Learn more about sleep and migraine.

By Julie Ryan

Former Self: Know This About Living With Migraine

Ever wish you could go back and tell your former self insights you’ve learned along the way? Here’s five wise lessons on living with migraine.

By Sunny Fitzgerald

Women and Migraines: Hormones Are Key

More women than men are affected by migraine because of sex hormones, particularly estrogen, suggests a Spanish study analyzing decades of medical literature.

By Diane Domina

The Basics: How Can You Advocate As A Patient In Washington?

Two experts speak about how advocating on Capitol Hill can change the landscape for your chronic condition(s). Find out how to get involved and why you should.

By Erin L. Boyle

10 Best Foods for Migraine

Certain foods trigger migraine, while others relieve it. Holistic health practitioner Mark Canadic shares his list of the best foods for migraine.

By Mark Canadic

How to Keep Your Marriage Strong When You Suffer From Migraine

Migraine can be a third person in a marriage. Here are eight tips for dealing with chronic illness in your relationship and fostering intimacy as a couple.

By Jaime Sanders

What Might Surprise You About Advocating On Capitol Hill?

Learn what parts of patient advocacy in Washington, D.C. might be so different, they surprise you, including what an "ask" is and who you'll meet.

By Erin L. Boyle

Here’s What You Need to Know Before You Go On Capitol Hill As A Patient Advocate

From what to bring, what to leave behind, and what shoes to wear, here are seven tips for advocating for your chronic condition in Washington, D.C.

By Erin L. Boyle

Meet the Experts

Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

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.

Sunny Fitzgerald

Patient Expert

Sunny Fitzgerald is a writer and travel consultant. Her work has been published in National Geographic, The New York Times, BBC, and more.

Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

B.S. Dietetics, Dietitian, Health Professional

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