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Grief Can Trigger Migraine

October 29th 2014 20:02




Yesterday I lost my cat Rkitty, I had her for almost 17 years. So, today my heart aches. Losing her was so hard and having to put her to sleep, to sign those papers, made it even harder. Even though I knew it was for the best.

Rkitty was sick for a few days, and now that I think about it, her health due to getting older had been going downhill. The fact that she lived so long and was never sick, well, she was happy and healthy. So, I must have done something right.


In the middle of her illness, I was hit with high level migraine pain. I have chronic migraine, the pain level went way up. I am surprised it didn't get worse. I have panic disorder as well. Every day is a battle. I feel guilty because of my panic attacks, just like I do when my migraine pain puts me down.

Stress, grief, emotional times take their toll on chronic conditions, diseases. Take time for yourself. I have allowed myself to cry, to grieve, to feel my heartfelt pain.

When you find yourself in these situations, please take time for yourself, be patient with you. Don't let anyone tell you how to grieve or how long. If you find you do need help, reach out for it. Talk to someone who will understand.

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Meditation May Help Migraineurs

October 27th 2014 16:34


In September 2014 Science Daily did an article on research conducted by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, migraine relief through meditation. "Stress is a well-known trigger for headaches and research supports the general benefits of mind/body interventions for migraines, but there hasn't been much research to evaluate specific standardized meditation interventions," said Rebecca Erwin Wells, M.D., assistant professor of neurology at Wake Forest Baptist and lead author of the study published in the online edition of the journal Headache.


The study of yoga and mediation, safety, how well it worked, was called mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) in adults with migraines.


Involved in the study: 19 adults were assigned to 2 groups. 10 received MBSR intervention & 9 received standard medical care. The MBSR group attended 8 weekly classes teaching MBSR techniques, practicing 45 minutes on their own at least 5 days a week.


"We found that the MBSR participants had trends of fewer migraines that were less severe," Wells said. "Secondary effects included headaches that were shorter in duration and less disabling, and participants had increases in mindfulness and self-efficacy -- a sense of personal control over their migraines. In addition, there were no adverse events and excellent adherence." "For the approximate 36 million Americans who suffer from migraines, there is big need for non-pharmaceutical treatment strategies, and doctors and patients should know that MBSR is a safe intervention that could potentially decrease the impact of migraines," Wells said.

So, it was found these techniques were safe. Time to give them a try?
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While researching news about migraine, I came across a very interesting article!
It is about cosmetic eyelid surgery technique and how it helps migraine in a lot
of people.

"Surgery is a valid treatment for migraines in certain patients," notes
Dr. Oren Tessler, LSU Health Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon. "We believe that these patients should have ready access to migraine trigger site decompression surgery. Although larger studies are needed, we have shown that we can restore these patients to full and productive lives."

This technique could be used rather than the commonly used endoscopic approach which works down from the scalp under the skin. There are some cases where this technique may not be able to be used.The patient's anatomical issues. Some surgeons may not have access to endoscopes or experience with them.
previous positive response to Botox or nerve block treatments.
Dr. Oren Tessler, Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine, is part of a team of plastic and reconstructive surgeons who report a high success rate using a method to screen and select patients for a specific surgical migraine treatment technique. More than 90% of the patients who underwent this surgery to decompress the nerves that trigger migraines experienced relief and also got a bonus cosmetic eyelid surgery. The study, which confirms the benefit of surgical treatment for migraines and expands access to it.

The research found that, in a select group of patients, incisions through the upper eyelid resulted in equally effective release and deactivation of the nerves involved in migraines. Thirty-five patients took part in the study. All suffered from chronic nerve compression migraine headaches, with response to Botox or nerve block treatments.

I can tell you that after reading about this technique, I will be checking it out! I have a lot of problems with my eyes hurting. And actually, my eyelids have become an issue for me. I will have to do a followup on this and I will post here about it once I know more!

Watch for more updates!

source: Science Daily
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Rain and Migraine

October 14th 2014 16:42


Well, this is the second day of nonstop rain. I think it's going to keep raining until tomorrow. I can't wait because my chronic migraine pain level has gone up because of the rain. Weather changes really do a number on my head. It's hard to just act like it isn't there. I don't want to give into it. I am taking things a little bit easier so I don't make the pain worse


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Weather Changes & Migraine

September 15th 2014 19:42


So, it's time for the seasons to change, which always does a number on my head as far as migraine pain. I have chronic migraine, so daily the level varies. For people who have never had migraine, most of my days would put them to bed. But for me, the average day with lower level pain, sure beats what I went through when I was home bound with migraine pain


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Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery Ease Migraine?

September 12th 2014 19:01


According to new research.a technique known as blepharoplasty.( incisions in the upper eyelid to deactivate so-called "trigger" nerves.) may ease migraine for some. This surgery has been done to look better


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Migraine Pain Level Is Back Up!

August 27th 2014 20:15


Well, I am placing a peaceful photo here as that is what I need right now. My migraine pain is back up. I cannot figure out why. It may be the weather changes, but I am not sure


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Migraine Pain Level Is Back Up!

August 27th 2014 20:15


Well, I am placing a peaceful photo here as that is what I need right now. My migraine pain is back up. I cannot figure out why. It may be the weather changes, but I am not sure


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Migraine,Pre-menopause & Menopause

July 15th 2014 20:57


So, the American Headache Society just had their 56th Annual Scientific Meeting! First, I would just like to say, Wow! I had no idea they have been around as long as I have been! Second, women, yes, it is all in your head, but in this case, there is validation, it's real


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