Support for Migraine Sufferers



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

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Treating a Migraine and Preventing Rebound Headaches

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Support for Migraine Sufferers

The personal toll of this disorder can be enormous; it includes work absences, unmet familial and social obligations, and the stress of wondering when the next migraine will come. There are medication options to balance, stresses you can't seem to minimize, and even a genetic component of this disorder, over which you have no control. The comfort and support of a listening ear can be invaluable, particularly when it comes from other migraine sufferers who know what you're experiencing firsthand.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Spend a few moments thinking about the kind of support you want before jumping into message boards. Are you looking for help with medication side effects? Craving more information about triggers, diet alternatives, or ways to incorporate exercise into your life? Be specific about your needs. And focus on the support and commiseration that steers you in a productive, hopeful direction.
  • Be careful of any unsolicited advice you get either online or off. Don’t buy unendorsed products or fall victim to quick-fix scams.

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Blogs Written by Migraine Sufferers

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Migraine Research and New Migraine Treatments

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