New migraine medications could endanger patients with high blood pressure

New migraine medications block αCGRP, a neuropeptide which causes vasodilation, for example in the meninges. The very same peptide, which is formed in the muscles during physical activity, protects the heart—which is vital for people with chronic high blood pressure. The innovative migraine prophylaxis could endanger these people, as researchers at the University of Zurich have demonstrated in mice. The […]

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“About every two weeks Tabea has a migraine attack”

If your daughter Tabitha starts to blink or the ten years of the noise of the siblings, is suddenly too much, know Kathrin Schenk know: A migraine attack begins. “My daughter is extremely light and noise sensitive,” says the 38-year-old mother. The girls have to retreat to bed helps then often, and the best at the darkened Windows. “About every […]

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New data indicate rise in opioid use for migraine treatment

An increasing number of Americans are using opioids to treat their migraine headaches, despite the fact that opioids are not the recommended first-line therapy for migraine in most cases. That’s according to the ObserVational Survey of the Epidemiology, tReatment and Care Of MigrainE (OVERCOME) study, a web-based patient survey of people living with migraine. Migraine care specialist Sait Ashina, MD, […]

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Migraine Hangovers are Real — & Here's What You Can Do About Them

Just as you start to think your migraine might begin to let up, another head pain comes crashing down on you. Yep, migraine hangovers are real. As if a migraine isn’t bad enough, you sometimes have to deal with a double dose. Migraine hangovers, which are technically called postdrome, aren’t as straight forward as you might think. That’s why we […]

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What is the medication for migraine will help, really – and what brings the syringe

Every seventh German is suffering from a migraine. Pain medications and specific migraine drugs can bring in Acute cases the relief. Stiftung Warentest has reviewed common drugs and also the new migraine-filled syringe under the microscope. A Stinging in the head, a Pulsating, Nausea, a Flickering before the eyes: migraine has many facets. For the Affected in the majority of […]

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