Migraine Information for Adults and Children



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.

Migraine Information for Adults and Children

It's estimated that up to 18 percent of women and 6 percent of men suffer from migraines. But what exactly are migraines, and what causes them? How much do we know about preventing and treating them? There's plenty of information to be had online; in this section adults will find support and information for themselves, and parents can find information about children with migraines.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Reading all this information about headaches can give you a headache! That's because as a migraine sufferer, you most likely have vivid sense memories of the pain and anxiety produced by migraines. Reading detailed descriptions of migraines (the physical pain, difficulties with medications and side effects, insurance problems) might feel as though it's all pointing you back toward the pain, so read text, especially text presented on a computer screen, in small doses.
  • You don’t have to be a doctor to understand online information on migraines. Even places such as the Mayo Clinic write about this condition in layman’s terms. Although articles geared toward medical professionals might detail what seem to be intriguing breakthroughs and connections, don't hesitate to ask your doctor or nurse for a helpful “medicalese” translation.
  • Use this guide to do research and seek preliminary relief, but do not substitute this information for the advice of a medical professional.

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