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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.

Man explaining his migraine to a doctor.
Living With

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.

The Latest

Pregnant woman.
Risk Factors

How to Fight Migraines During Pregnancy

A new study found that migraine may increase health risks for you and your baby. But getting a handle on these vicious headaches can help.

Overweight young woman with a headache working on a laptop.
Weight

Lose Weight, Have Fewer Migraine Headaches

Weight loss can decrease the number of headaches in people with obesity who have migraines and can also improve their quality of life and productivity at work.

Vintage woman looking up in front of a lake.
Living With

Positive Ways Migraine Impacts Your Life

Migraine patient Advocate Jaime Sanders focuses on the positive way migraine impacts lives, including building resilience, strength, and empathy.

Woman drinking water in bed.
Living With

9 Tips to Prevent Menstrual Migraines

Holistic health professional Mark Canadic shares nine smart tips on to help with hormonal triggered migraines.

Sunny Fitzgerald traveling around the world.
Living With

A Life of Adventure Despite Hemiplegic Migraine

Sunny Fitzgerald doesn't let her painful hemiplegic migraine attacks keep her from exploring the world and pushing her to new heights.

Woman with headache in kitchen, food on counter.
Nutrition

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.

Mother comforting her young daughter who has a headache.
Living With

Migraine Runs in My Family

For patient advocate Julie Ryan, migraine is a family affair, which has some benefits – a deep empathy for migraine pain for starters.

Woman having migraine with aura.
Risk Factors

Aura With Your Migraines? Your Risk of Atrial Fibrillation May Be Higher

A study published in Neurology suggests migraine with aura is associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, or a-fib, which raises stroke risk.

Man with migraine.
Symptoms

Is Migraine Different for Men and Women?

Migraine symptoms might be similar between men and women, but women are three times more likely than men to experience migraine. Here's some other facts.

Man suffering through hemiplegic migraine.
Brain

5 Ways to Describe Hemiplegic Migraines

What does a hemiplegic migraine feel like? Holistic health practitioner Mark Canadic offers five accurate descriptions, helpful in communicating symptoms of the condition.

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.