Staying up to date on Migraine News with the most current articles on the internet is almost impossible. Unless you know how to get every up to date article automatically delivered to your inbox. And then have ten hours a day to sift through it. Here are some current things I think you need to know!
The new drug-free wireless armband that is showing promise for migraine sufferers. It's in trials now.
Calcitonin gene-related peptide or CGRP, the newest designer migraine drugs for treatment and prevention.
CGRP is a message carrying neurotransmitter chemical that can be measured in our blood. High levels are measured during an attack, and these new yet expensive drugs interfere and reduce the levels.
One has reached phase 3 trials and is hoping to be approved this year (2017) YAY!
There is often a lot of news surrounding the connection between heart defects causing migraines in children. I recently had an ultrasound for this same heart defect, but the diagnosis was negative. They looked for bubbles in and around my heart walls, for something called a “patent foramen ovale” (PFO).
I was scared to think I might have to have heart surgery, but at the same time relieved to think I could somehow reduce the relentless 20 days per month migraine I currently suffer. I can’t even imagine having had these horrific headaches as a child. What a nightmare for both parent and child.
relatively current article that the Daily News and Analysis published on 31st
March, 2011 said that “roughly 15 per cent of children suffer from
migraines” and they are severe in most cases.
If the recent studies can establish a link, then the heart defect can be corrected with the insertion of a catheter device bringing an end to children suffering with this as the cause of migraine.
I think the best way to stay up to date is to register for the Migraine World Summit.
Here's the link:
It's free for one week each year, and then you can still buy the package. Migraine treatments are being researched all over the world. Do you know what's new in Europe? You can stay on top of things by watching the summit. I get it each year without a worry. I get to hear over 30 migraine specialists and make sure I am doing the right things.
Am I am supporting migraine research in my own little way.
Here are some of my favorite links for you to gather information from. Reputable, on good authority, and trustworthy.
Check these every day for the latest migraine news from around the world.
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Here's mine - I have been wearing tinted migraine glasses for about one year now. They are teal blue ish.
I can report that they have not helped my migraines reduce in any way. Not frequency or severity. I do not like to be on my computer or in places with bright lights (super markets or shopping malls) without them on.
So they do reduce glare and give me a sense of calm I do not get from clear glass lenses. I don't really leave home without them.
Oh and the Ketogenic diet.
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You will be helping thousands of other readers, so I thank you in advance!
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