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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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.

By Sunny Fitzgerald

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

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.

By Julie Ryan

Top Migraine Questions & Answers

Interested in an overview of the different kinds of migraine, the symptoms, and treatments? This Q and A touches on a bit of everything, providing basic knowledge.

By Eileen Bailey

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.

By Diane Domina

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.

By Julie Ryan

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.

By Mark Canadic

Migraine Self-Care: Prepare for a Trip or Event

Five tips to help prevent migraine from disrupting your events and adventures.

By Sunny Fitzgerald

5 Ways to Cope With Migraines When You’re Sick

Migraine is bad enough. How to manage the flu or a cold on top of it? From essential oils and herbal teas to detox baths, here’s some practical advice from a woman who gets it.

By Jaime Sanders

Migraines and Exercise: The Benefits and Risks

Exercise is all good for migraines, right? Not exactly. Holistic health practitioner Mark Canadic provides the benefits and risks of exercise for migraine.

By Mark Canadic

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.