This migraine headache links page has: links to treatment clinics and doctor directories on reputable websites, my best pages, printable worksheets, lifestyle links, and what I recommend for further resources.
Please let me know if I missed an important resources link here - contact me.
We need all the help we can get on this migraine journey.
I have selected only reputable links from websites that provide information and resources specific to migraine medical conditions but I cannot be held responsible for their content should it prove not to be credible in the future.
I feel we need to educate ourselves thoroughly on this condition. Having the right information for our specific diagnosis means we can make wiser decisions for own individual health care needs.
No matter what you read, you must always use your own best judgement and talk with your Doctor or specialist. The articles contained in this website are from my personal experience and research as a long term migraine sufferer. I am not a doctor, but a professional counsellor that has helped many clients develop pain management strategies. You will learn about becoming resilient.
I have listed these (somewhat) in alphabetical order so feel free to read past the Australian websites on anxiety and depression to access the Canadian, UK and USA migraine headache links below.
Anxiety Disorders Kit from the Mental Health Association NSW Inc. provides a wealth of knowledge with their anxiety disorders kit and this Worry - Thought Record Sheet to use from the www.getselfhelp.co.uk website.
The Depression Kit
from the Mental Health Association NSW Inc. provides a wealth of
knowledge with their depression kit and this Depression - Thought Record
Sheet to use also from the
MyCompass.org.au is the Black Dog Institute's internet based CBT program online for stress, anxiety and depression. It is a 5 lesson workbook that you can do alone or use with a therapist. You have to register first to get in.
Moodscope.com - to help measure your mood; track your ups and downs on a graph to understand what gets to you; and share your scores with trusted friends so they can support you. Everybody needs a buddy. This is free while it is beta testing. The buddy system sounds good. Let me know what you think in the face book comment box below.
Migraine Books - my top recommendations.
How to Treat a Migraine with Ice and Heat.
How to Prevent Migraines: Managing Stress.
Build Your Own Migraine Prevention Kit.
Allergan - Botox
Financial assistance for Botox treatment in the USA and Australia
Glaxo Smith Kline - Treximet
Amerge or Naramig (Oral) - Naratriptan
Imitrex or Imigran - (Oral and Nasal) Sumatriptan and injection
Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc - Topamax
Pfizer - Relpax
NSW Therapeutic Assessment Group - TAG.org
Drug Side Effects - check beforehand for side effects.
Drug Interactions - use drugs.com handy drug interactions checker.
Adverse Reactions - report adverse drug reactions to the FDA and Instructions for Completing Form FDA 3500.
FDA Drug Approval - drug information and approval dates.
This is a list of just a few migraine headache links to treatment centers. If I missed any you think should be included please let me know - Contact me.
The Migraine Trust has a list of clinics for you to search for and ways to be referred.
Cleveland Clinic - IMATCH Interdisciplinary Method for the Assessment and Treatment of Chronic Headache,
Diamond Headache Center Chicago IL,
Jefferson Headache Center Philadelphia PA at Thomas Jefferson University,
Mayo Clinic multiple locations.
Physician Finder at Headaches.org (LOVE this link!). This Doctor directory is a fantastic resource.
Berolina Clinic Germany,
Danish Headache Center Denmark,
Essen Clinic for Neurology Germany,
Kiel Headache and Pain Center Germany.
The National Migraine Centre bridges the gap of understanding between the individual sufferer and the medical world by providing unbiased information on all aspects of migraine - its causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments.
It is a popular charity website.
The Migraine Action Association is the national advisory and support charity for people affected by migraine
Migraines are different for young people. The Migraine Action Association aims to help both adults and children better understand migraines and how they can be treated.Net Doctor
The Net Doctor's website strives to translate medical language into English for us patient's. Difficult to understand and critical medical information is presented in a clear and comprehensible language so that we as patients can better understand what options are available in order to reach a decision for our own treatment plan.OUCH
The Organization for Understanding Cluster Headaches has a wealth of
information for understanding the debilitating condition of cluster
The Migraine Trust website seeks to empower, inform, and support individuals affected by migraines while also endeavoring to educate health professionals and actively fund, publish and circulate research.The Brain Charity
The Brain Charity provides up to date information on neurological conditions and support to those affected by neurological diseases. They are raising awareness in the community and have numerous facilities including a dedicated library, and regular newsletters.
known as ACHE has some information on headaches, it has pod casts and
videos, however I found it difficult to get into the video part without
pop up windows. None the less, it has some good information.
The National Headache Foundation has a wealth of resources in their website including basic information about migraines and a long list of references for drug website links. It is one of my favorite websites.
There are so many websites in the US, so here are just a few of my favorites without the explanation:
Do not under estimate the migraine headache links to lifestyle choices. Making the right choices might make ALL the difference to the number of attacks you experience.
Health Awareness - Hydration. Do you drink enough water every day? Click here to find out.
Ideal Computer Posture from The Headache Clinic – Specialist Migraine Unit in Johannesburg
CFS Exercise Group - you must be a member. This is excellent for long term chronic illness recovery. If your migraines have rendered you disabled for a long period of time, and you are de-conditioned, I highly recommend these exercise videos.
Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine, Dr. Herbert Benson's "relaxation response" under the direction of Harvard Medical School.
Migraine Headache Links