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Migraine Relief Through Quality Sleep

Science can back up getting migraine relief through quality sleep. Keeping a routine that works for you is essential. Click here to find out what else you need to do to stop the next attack.

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Migraine Savvy: Reduce Anxiety, Manage Pain And Prevent Attacks

Looking for migraine relief? I've been in your shoes and know how devastating this condition can be. Having learned to cope with this debilitating disease I can now help you become Migraine Savvy too!

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Home Remedy For Headache: What's The Best One?

What's the best home remedy for headache reduction you’ve found? If you want to use neuroplasticity to help reduce stress and make yourself happier at the same time… click here.

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Migraine Headaches and Holidays: How to Stay Calm

You never know when your next migraine will strike, so migraine headaches and holidays can be a stressful and upsetting time. Get 12 stress busting tips to use right now. Stop stressing and start...

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How To Keep Daily Migraines From Ruining Your Life

Can you even imagine having daily migraines? If you are reading this, you probably can. Click here for some basics you need to know and some tips to help you cope. Don’t suffer one minute longer.

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Complicated Migraines... How To Manage A Pain Filled Life

The reality is that complicated migraine is a genetic and complex neurological disease with a very broad range of manifestations. Do you know what to do to help yourself? If not, click here.

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Complex Migraine | 4 Phases

What are the warning signs of a migraine? There are 4 phases a complex migraine goes through: prodrome, aura, headache and postdrome. Act fast in the prodrome phase to abort an attack successfully. Click here to learn how.

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Are Abdominal Migraines Just An Excuse To Leave School?

Abdominal migraines are most commonly known by vomiting and recurring stomach pains in children. In fact, only 25 percent of children experience vomiting with migraine. Click here to find out what to watch for and what to do if your child is suffering.

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Opthalmic Migraine: Risks, Symptoms, And Easy Relief

Which migraines are a medical emergency? An Opthalmic Migraine that includes paralysis could also be an aneurysm. Don’t wait to find out. Learn the risks and symptoms now. And an easy relief tip.

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Cluster Migraines: 1000 Out Of Ten On The Pain Scale

What type of headache can disappear for a few months and then hit hard and fast? Cluster headaches. They also get called cluster migraines. This type of headache is brutal. Learn how to identify them here.

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Optical Migraine: Causes, Triggers & Treatment

Pain or no pain, optical migraines can be scary. Make sure you get to your doctor asap for the right diagnosis. There are medications and alternatives. Here are 6 steps you can take to treat and manage your attacks better.

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What Helps Stomach Migraines?

Rizatriptan and Almotriptan are effective treatments for severe stomach migraines. More mild ones could be managed with sleep, ginger tea, peppermint essential oil, peppermint soft gels, or anti-nausea wrist bands. Come learn your options.

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Sinus Migraines: How To Treat Them Effectively

There is no official classification for sinus migraines. Click here to remove confusion around sinus headaches and migraine attacks. Don’t use the wrong medications. It won’t work.

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Migraine vs Headache: How To Know The Difference

A migraine is NOT just a bad tension headache. Learn more about the details between migraine vs headache so you can spot the differences between them. Change your treatment strategy for better results.

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Vestibular Migraine: How To Treat & Manage It Better

Approximately 40% of migraine sufferers have some vestibular disruption in their balance and/or dizziness at some time. Vestibular migraines may only last a few minutes, or they can persist for days. Learn to manage them better with these 8 best management practices.

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Chronic Migraines. Not Life Threatening, Just Life Altering!

Excruciating head pain that lasts for days and disabling symptoms. If you have this more than 15 days each month, where 8 days have other symptoms like nausea, blurry vision, difficulty speaking or thinking. Chronic migraines could be your diagnosis. But it’s not just…

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Want Some Extra Migraine Help And Support?

What can you do to make your migraine go away? Finding the right migraine help at the right time is vital to surviving repeated attacks. Sharpen your skills, build up confidence, take control and move forward.

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Different Types Of Migraines? Why Should You Care?

What are the different types of migraines? Migraine with aura, migraine without aura, migraine without headache, migraine with brainstem aura, hemiplegic migraine, chronic migraine and retinal migraine. Know your migraine type so you can treat it effectively.

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Share Your Migraine Stories: You Are Not Alone

Whether you feel: traumatized, depressed, scared, tortured, challenged, or empowered and have new tools that work. Come share your migraine stories with others who totally understand. Don’t suffer in silence any longer. You are not alone.

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Migraines and Depression: One Way To Tame Crazy Emotions

Migraines and depression cannot be taken lightly. Severe depression can lead to suicide. The added pain and life altering impacts from migraines have the potential to make everything more difficult. Learn this simple process to help manage strong emotions now.

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Migraine Savvy Headache Forum

This is my migraine headache forum community where you can read everything that's worked for other migraine sufferers from acupuncture to zen meditation and everything in between. Come share your tools, tips or tears.

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Stop Stress Related Migraine Headaches: 5 Tips to Avoid Conflict

Do you find that stress related migraine headaches occur more around this time of year for you? Here are some great tips to help cope with conflicts and getting organized. Right now.

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New Migraine Treatment Options You Need To Know Now

The migraine world has been buzzing with new developments around the new CGRP medications to prevent attacks. Learn what other new migraine treatment options you have and say goodbye to confusion.

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Migraines Suck: How Do You Describe Them?

I think we can all agree that migraines suck. Click here to share the words you use to describe your migraines to others, without swearing!

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What Causes Pain at the Back of the Head?

Pain at the back of the head can be from: occipital neuralgia, arthritis, poor posture, injury, and more. Learn what to watch for and get some tips to reduce stress around these scary conditions.

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Migraine Triggers Lead to Head-Splitting Torture

Many migraine triggers are overlooked and ignored because they can happen days before the pain phase sets in. Click here to learn to recognize and understand your triggers better and abort the attack. Effectively.

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Migraine Relief: 8 Practical Steps For Better Results

Are your over the counter pain meds providing effective migraine relief? If the common pain medications aren't stopping your headache pain, here are 8 tips to help you find relief. FAST!

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Share Your Migraine Recipes

Food is one thing we can control in the often out of control world of migraine attacks. Check out these migraine recipes for safe yummy ideas and a new take on high protein for breakfast. Share your favorites too.

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How To Cure Headache Effectively

How do you make a headache go away? Take the right medication, see your doctor, test caffeine, get hydrated, learn to relax, go lie down and destress, take a hot shower, stretch out sore muscles and use these pressure points to help cure headache.

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13 Non-Alcoholic Migraine Drink Recipes For The Festive Season

Migraines and alcohol don't mix. Check out these migraine drink recipes so you don’t trigger any migraines this festive season, or any time for that matter.

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Migraine Art: A Simple Way To Process Pain Filled Emotions

Express the impossible to describe through your own migraine art. Here's an easy technique to help you process those overwhelming or stuck emotions. Did I mention fun and easy too?

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Meditation for Migraine Pain Management

Using meditation for migraine pain management boasts numerous benefits besides pain relief. Find out what it is, what it is not and why it helps reduce migraines.

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20 Migraine Comments I Never Want to Hear Again

Some things people say to me around having migraines shocks me. Click here for 20 migraine comments I never want to hear again. Use this as venting therapy with people who understand. Completely!

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Meditation Books for Migraine Relief: My Top 2 Favs

Meditation is proven to help migraines. Here are the best meditation books for migraine I have found. One is by the famous Herbert Benson that I adapted for us migraine sufferers. And the other one is just for migraineurs. It changed my life.

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Coping With Migraine: How To Find The Right Help

If living migraine free is not possible, you will need a good support network for coping with migraine. Click here for help and start now. Do not suffer needlessly for one minute longer.

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Can A Migraine Symptom Change?

Did you know that your migraine symptoms can change over time, with age or just between attacks? One sided pain, dizziness, food cravings, numbness, confusion. You need to be aware and alert. You need to act fast, here are some tips.

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PEA Migraine Headache Medication: How To Prevent Attacks

I bet you’ve not heard of this migraine headache medication that is being used to treat migraines in Europe, successfully! Click here to learn more about PEA, the natural painkiller.

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Migraine Food Triggers: Tyramine

Is tyramine one of your migraine food triggers? Learn what it is exactly, and what you can do to avoid it right now.

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Article Directory - Hope & Cope

Need to know what to do and how to nourish your migraine brain and body? Click here for all the articles in the help and food sections plus meditation.

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Article Directory - Treatment and Prevention

Want to learn about migraine treatment and prevention? Click here for the article directory: traditional and alternative treatments, medication, migraine relief and a special section for children.

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Migraine Pain Medication: How To Endure Trial and Error

The search for the right migraine pain medication can be gruelling. Please know you are not alone in this quest. Glance over my failed treatments and learn to persevere and never give up hope.

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Erenumab for Migraines: Everything You Need to Know

Is your migraine medication working? If not, here's the newest cgrp drug to help prevent them. Learn about Erenumab for migraines, everything you need to know about the newest cgrp drug that prevents migraines.

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Taking Medications for Migraines: What You Need to Know

Many medications for migraines can cause rebound headaches. Learn what you need to know about taking abortive and preventive medications, what’s approved and what to be aware of. Don’t get lost in the sea of meds out there, come be safe.

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New Migraine Medications: Is It Time to Get Your Hopes Up?

Is this the start of real change? Learn about the new migraine medications like: Erenumab; Fremanezumab; CGRP receptor antagonists; inhaled DHE; Memantine and what this means for future migraine relief.

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Hail the Almighty Triptan!

For over a decade, the designer triptan drug has proven to be the most effective class of migraine abortives discovered so far. Check this a-z list to see which one you can ask your doctor for now.

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Over the Counter Migraine Medication: Get The Best One

Be careful what over the counter migraine medication you choose. Ineffective ones could cause you to take more and risk an overdose. Test them now, don’t wait til you’re desperate.

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Migraine Prevention Medications: What Is The Best One?

What is the best medicine for migraine headache? A triptan with: an acetaminophen or NSAIDs like aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen. Prepare for your next doctor’s appointment. Use this list of migraine prevention medications to help prevent attacks.

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List of Migraine Medications: How To Pick The Best One

What medication is prescribed for migraines? Triptans; Ergotamine; over the counter meds like Excedrin and Advil; Propranolol; Topiramate; there’s more. Click here for the list of migraine medications and the top treatments proven to help abort an attack within 2 hours.

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Drugs for Migraines: Acute Treatment

What medication is prescribed for migraines? Click here for a table listing THE drugs for migraines. It shows the combinations of medicines you can discuss with your doctor. Don’t wait, they only get worse.

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