Headache Details Chart

How to Use The Migraine Calendar and Chart

Instructions of use for both the calendar and chart in this section which can help you to both identify triggers for your migraines and manage them successfully

How Trigger Factors Cause Migraine

There is increasing evidence that a center deep in the core of the brain causes production of migraine symptoms. This center or "migraine generator" may be activated by trigger factors from outside the body, such as bright light, odors and weather change, or from within the body by stressful circumstances, hormonal change and lack of sleep.

Managing Migraines

Like diabetes, high blood pressure and arthritis, migraine is a chronic disorder that, as of yet, cannot be cured, but can be managed to reduce its impact on your quality of life. This concept of "control not cure" is important to understand as you begin to learn more about the ways you can help yourself.

Migraine - General Info

Migraines are usually severe and cost Canadians both millions of dollars in lost production and of course valuable and enjoyable time with friends and family. For years the condition has been underestimated by the Healthcare community, however this has changed recently. New medications and treatments are now available that are quite effective and new research brings greater understanding of the condition and the human brain as a whole.

Migraine Headache Medication: Naratriptan

New and effective medications for migraine

Migraine Headache – Links with Further Information

Migraine Headache: Nonpharmacological Strategies

You can do certain things that do not involve medications. Others involve techniques employed by trained practitioners. Many different kinds of "nonpharmacological techniques" are available, including behavioral and physical treatments.

What you need to know about non-prescription medications for headache and migraine

Migraine Medications: Rizatriptan

New and effective medications for migraine

Migraine Medications: Sumatriptan Oral and Nasal

New and effective medication for migraine

Migraine/Headache Calendar

New Medications and Treatments Address Migraines

This article discusses the severity of migraine headaches and the new treatments available and their effectiveness.

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