Here’s the scenario: You have a nasty headache, so you pop your over-the-counter (OTC) pain medication of choice. Your headache improves and you’re happy that you don’t feel as bad as you did before you took it. But then, you get a headache the next day, so you take it again. And so on and … Continue reading Medication overuse headaches: How to break the cycle
Migraine food triggers are common. While some are obvious, many other food triggers can be quite difficult to determine. For one, when you eat a food, it may not trigger a headache right away — in fact, it can take days before you actually have a headache. Before I go into details on food triggers, … Continue reading Top migraine food triggers and how to deal with them
I frequently hear astonishment (and gratitude) in people’s voices when I tell them that headache specialists like me exist. But there is good reason for what we do. In fact, there are over 39 million headache sufferers in the United States and enough headache types to fill up giant textbooks — we’re talking more than … Continue reading How headaches change after you turn 50
The 36 million people in the U.S. (about 12 percent of the population) who suffer from migraines know they are more than just a bad headache. That’s one of the most common misconceptions about migraines. The second most common misconception is that they aren’t as bad the person who is having them says they are. “Migraines … Continue reading Migraines: They’re more than just bad headaches
Are headaches keeping you from doing the things you love? Here are few of the most common types of headaches. Learn what they are and how to identify them and put headache pain in the past. The Tension Headache The most common kind of a headache — a tension headache — is the dull pressure … Continue reading Managing migraines and headaches
In my lifetime (and I’m not saying how old I am), I’ve experienced one migraine. Although it was years ago, I still remember the experience. Since my father suffered from migraines, I feared going down the same medical path. Good news though, to this day that has been my one and only migraine. I didn’t … Continue reading Migraines? What’s Your Diet Look Like?
As a healthy woman, having a stroke isn’t something that I think about often. Though I could definitely be labeled a hypochondriac, stroke doesn’t top the list of what I usually worry about. But it turns out that I have an elevated risk of having a stroke sometime during my life. Why? Because I have … Continue reading What Migraines Can Tell You About Your Risk for Stroke