Q. What do I do if I’m having recurring migraines this week? My sumatriptan typically wipes them out, but it’s only worked for about 10 hours and then the migraine returns. I’m not supposed to keep taking the Imitrex, but I really don’t know what to do. I can’t look at a computer. I can’t get any work done. It’s awful. What can I do? Continue Reading
Dr. Rahal is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is a board-certified pediatric neurologist, also specializing in headache medicine with an interest in integrative medicine. She obtained her medical doctorate from New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY, and then went on to a Pediatrics residency at Westchester Medical Center. She completed her Child Neurology residency at Columbia University Medical Center-NYP, and following this, a Headache Medicine fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Rahal is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Headache Society, and the Child Neurology Society.
Q. Is there a connection between arthritis and a constant headache? I have a constant headache behind my eyes and in the back of my neck. It has gotten so much worse as I’ve gotten older and I’ve had more trouble with arthritis. Continue Reading
Curelator Headache presented new data at the American Headache Society (AHS) 59th Scientific Meeting in June 2017 that shows some common migraine triggers may be misunderstood.
One presentation at the meeting in Boston concentrated on the results of 488 users of Curelator, a digital platform that allows individuals with migraine to track factors that may have an effect on their risk of a migraine attack. Continue Reading
There are a lot of headache myths out there. The National Headache Foundation has all the information you need to and can dispel many of these myths. Learn why your headaches are likely not sinus headaches, how pain medication can actually worsen your headaches, and what research shows are truly headache triggers.
The NHF is always searching for the latest research and education to share with you—the patient. We believe a better understanding of what’s really causing your headache or migraine can put you on the right track for better health.
More on some common headache myths:
Migraine can often be confused as sinus headache. If you have both, they need to be treated separately.