Even amongst the medical professionals the exact cause of a Migraine attack is not fully understood; but last year researchers located genetic regions which are linked to the onset of a migraine attack. So the current thinking is that Migraine is a neurological disorder. Contrary to myths that surround migraines, they are not caused by … More So what is the cause of a Migraine?..Why do they happen to me?
Get Your Head Around Migraines – An infographic by the team at Napiers Reproduced with the thanks to Napier – http://www.napiers.net/migraine-infographic.html Migraine Infographic Migraines impact an estimated 1 in 7 people across the UK and in total about 610,000 suffer from them chronically. Women are more than twice as likely to be affected as men … More Get your head around Migraines….
Re blogged from http://www.migravent.com/blog/migraine-awareness-2/10-surprising-facts-about-migraines-you-probably-didn%E2%80%99t-know/ There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding migraines…”Migraines are a mental illness,” or “Migraines are just really strong headaches.” Below are some very revealing, interesting facts about migraines that may help you understand better what causes migraine attacks, and how to effectively reduce migraine triggers. Migraines are a neurological disorder. Contrary to myths that surround migraines, they … More 10 Surprising Facts about Migraines you probably didn’t know
UK Migraine Awareness Week 2012 – Back to Basics Migraine attacks do not just happen – they are triggered – everyday factors around a migrainer contribute to the trigger building process to the point where it becomes too much and a migraine is triggered… Triggers do not ‘cause’ migraine. Instead, they are thought to activate processes that cause migraine in … More Triggers – If you think its just food – think again…..
At first it is often difficult to predict when a migraine attack is going to happen, however, over time you can learn to recognise a pattern of each attack – everyone is different and sadly not all attacks are the same – so keeping a diary may help you and sadly the more you have … More The potential 5 phases of a Migraine Attack
If you do one thing this year for the good of your fellow man>>> ******* PLEASE STOP SPRAYING THE CHEMICALS******* I cannot believe the levels of HM attacks going on so many at a level 9+ – there is Migraine and then there is Hemeplegic Migraine….. which leaves the suffer with paralysis and in a … More PLEASE STOP SPRAYING THE CHEMICALS
hmmm the world of triggers………. I suffer from many triggers and am fully aware that trigger management if key to migraine management……….. And if you think triggers are just chocolate, cheese and red wine – think again – Types of triggers One of my biggest triggers and a serious bug bear of mine is ‘fragrance’………… the … More Migraine Awareness Month #3: Just shoot me now!
Discuss triggers with others on the forum. —————————————————————————————————– ‘Triggers’ are specific factors that may increase your risk of having a migraine attack. Triggers do not ‘cause’ migraine. Instead, they are thought to activate processes that cause migraine in people who are prone to the illness. Most Migrainers have more than one trigger – yet a trigger may … More Triggers – Think they are just cheese and chocolate – think again………..
…..the naivety of people who have no idea what a migraine truly is makes it so much worse…. Migraine is one of the most reported reasons for days off from work…………. really?……………and on a Monday….. really?……… Most migrainers will tell you if you had to pick a day for Migraine – its Saturday!! After the hard week … More Monday Migraine…………. really again?
Firstly Migraine is NOT just a bad headache…and anyone whom has had the unfortunate experience of one will tell you so….. that is 1 in 7 in the UK …..Migraine ranks in the top 20 of the world’s most disabling medical illnesses… So for you lucky ones whom have not had the Migraine Fairy bash you over … More What is Migraine…?