Is migraine a disease?

Interesting, well written article, which provokes some questions………. I agree with the vast majority of it…….. but do think that migraine patient advocates are needed and the fast majority do not pass on the ‘migraine disease’ – as stated at the beginning of the article a migrainer cannot be ‘cured’ by a doctor – therefore … More Is migraine a disease?

10 Surprising Facts about Migraines you probably didn’t know

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 – So misunderstood…

Migraine does not take into account your creed, colour, education or social status….. it effects everyone – any age, any background……. A few facts: It is the most prevalent neurological condition in the UK 1 in 7 people in the UK suffer from migraine. 190,000 migraine attacks everyday in the UK It costs the UK around £2.25 billion … More UK Migraine Awareness Week – So misunderstood…

If you think aura is just seeing funny stuff – think again…..

The aura is the complex of neurological or neuropsychological symptoms. It is the second stage of a migraine attack. However, not all migraine sufferers experience aura. Aura can be broken down into 4 groups: 1 Sensory disturbances 2 Motor disturbances 3 Verbal disturbances 4 Visual disturbances 1 Sensory Somatosensory symptoms Numbness, prickling sensations, things crawling … More If you think aura is just seeing funny stuff – think again…..

Triggers – If you think its just food – think again…..

  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…..

Back to Basics – What is Migraine??

 Back to basics………….About Migraine Firstly Migraine is NOT just a bad headache…..  It is a debilitating neurological disease….. this is something many people do not realise…. The symptoms of a Migraine attack can include a severe throbbing pain on one side of the head – although in 1/3 of attacks, both sides are affected and you can … More Back to Basics – What is Migraine??