Migraine Research and New Migraine Treatments



Migraines have afflicted humans for centuries, from ancient Egyptians and Julius Caesar, to Elvis Presley and you. If you’re one of the 28 million Americans suffering from migraines, you know the unique agony. Armed with the information from this guide about diagnosis, treatment plans, prevention, medications and behavioral therapies, perhaps you’ll be able to reduce the severity and frequency of your own headaches.

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Migraine Research and New Migraine Treatments

Advances in treatment of migraines run the gamut from building endorphins and serotonin levels through minerals and amino acids, to diagnosing holes in the heart where unfiltered blood can pass through, to Botox treatments. Research is also currently underway on electrical implants that block pain messages from making it to the brain for intractable migraines. The advent of triptans (abortive medications that can stop a migraine in its tracks) signaled a major breakthrough in migraine treatment in the early 90s. Have a look at these sites to learn more about the many advancements in migraine treatment.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Be wary of any vitamin, mineral, or herbal concoction that promises permanent relief. Supplements and herbs might help, but they're still essentially medications, so treat them with caution; even herbs and vitamins can sometimes interact negatively with prescribed medicines.
  • Check with your insurance company to see if they might be willing to work with you on paying for alternative treatments. Some insurance companies cover treatments such as Botox if they see that doing so will save them money on medications in the long run.

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