On Sunday, April 14, 2013 I woke up with a headache.This wasn’t unusual for me; I had battled chronic headaches and occasional migraines for over ten years. I had tried almost every available solution, but never found relief.This headache was worse than normal, but since I had already made plans with my dad to hike […]
We now understand that brain regions that are starved of energy and that are not able to generate action potential cause abnormal synaptic transmissions. Yet rather than replenishing the brain by restocking nutrients, the current favorite treatment method is some form of serotonin medicine, such as triptans for aborting an ongoing migraine, or serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs or SNRIs) for prevention for both migraines and depression.
Topamax is one of the most dangerous drugs in the prescription market today. Not only is it a diet pill made from sugar derivatives (actually a sugar substitute) but it uses two dangerous methods to achieve what several classes of drugs normally do separately and thus with one medicine it affects and potentially damages two circuitries in the brain. Topamax should be prescribed with a lot more care!
We all know that sugar is bad for us but we cannot resist it. Why not? Expert Robert Lustig MD, reasoned on 60-Minutes that for humans in nature all sweet tasting things are edible and not poisonous. There are no toxins in nature that taste sweet, and thus, evolutionarily speaking, favoring sweet things is predetermined […]
Before puberty, migraines are three times more frequent in males than in females but after puberty the tides turn and females are more likely to suffer from migraines than males. An Oxford study found that females are twice as likely to have migraines and that “brains are deferentially affected by migraine in females compared with males. Furthermore, the […]
What is the anatomy of a migraine? Do migraines have an anatomy, a location map, in the same way heart disease does? Sure, migraine happens in the brain and we feel the pain in our head if there is pain – not all migraines come with pain, but does the pain guide us to a […]
Here is my story from the beginning. Well, not my beginning, but the beginning of what seems to be a downward spiral health wise. Please help us figure this out. Two Pregnancies and Cervical CancerIn 1998 at the age of 22, I became pregnant with my first born son. A normal pregnancy and natural delivery. […]
We continually make strides in migraine disease and headache disorders education but we still have much work to do. As we succeed to reduce the stigma that surrounds migraine and headache, it’s time for a definitive name for migraine. Once migraine is qualified as a disease, its stigma will be reduced and patients will be […]