Keeping a Headache Diary

Which do you prefer, diary or journal? The denotation of the words is basically the same, but lets face it, there are major connotative differences. Diary kind of sounds like something a teenaged girl keeps track of her crushes in, while a journal sounds like something a novelist keeps track of her ideas in. Whatever …

Fragrance Triggers for Migraines

Of all the potential triggers for migraines, perhaps the most difficult to control are the ones involving aromas. Fragrant products are, in fact, frequent triggers for headaches, especially migraines. Unfortunately, it seems almost impossible to escape perfumes, colognes and any other of the million products that are enhanced with fragrances nowadays. Further making the situation …

Feverfew for Migraines

Many people have found a new method of relief for their migraine headache pain. After trying all the medications at their local drug store and even finding that prescription drugs wont do the trick, an ever-growing number of migraine sufferers are turning to an older remedy: Feverfew. Feverfew is the common name for Tanacetum parthenium, …

Rare Forms of Migraines

Not all migraines are created equal. While most migraines are typical, distinguished only by whether they are accompanied by aura or not, there are actually some quite rare migraine types that you should be aware of. Basilar migraines The basilar migraine, also known as basilar artery migraine, is very rare, but potentially very dangerous. It …

Famous Migraine Sufferers

Think youre alone in suffering from migraines? When the really bad ones hit, it certainly seems as you alone are the only suffering. As a matter of fact, however, not only are migraines incredibly common, but some of the most famous and well-known people in history have suffered from this debilitating neurological disease. Not only …

Migraines and Women

Migraines occur far more frequently in women than in men. In fact, in adult women the rate of frequency is roughly fifteen to seventeen percent, whereas in men it is only about five percent. Studies have concluded that estrogen withdrawal is a key factor in migraines related to menstrual cycles. Twenty-five to thirty percent of …