Reader's Mail Archive

Head Wise Readers' Mail - 2012

  • Botox and Chronic Paroxysmal Hemicranias
  • New Daily Persistent Headache (NDPH) Following Pregnancy
  • Depakote and Neck Pain
  • Potassium Deficiency and Migraine
  • Niacin Supplements for Migraine
  • Caffeine and Daily Migraines
  • Chronic Daily Headache and Medication Overuse
  • Treatment for Chronic Paroxysmal Hemicrania (CPH)
  • Beta Blockers Versus Calcium Channel Blockers
  • Oxygen for Chronic Headache Pain

News to Know Readers' Mail - 2012

  • Can Chocolate Help a Headache?
  • Post-Meningitis Headaches May Need Further Evaluation
  • Headache Symptoms May Require Further Tests
  • Morning Headache May Arise from Many Causes
  • New Headache Symptoms Should Be Evaluated
  • Unresolved Headache Calls for Prompt Follow-up
  • Headache May Result from Low Testosterone Levels
  • Unusual, Prolonged Headache Requires Care of Specialist
  • Appropriate Diagnosis Is Key to Solving Health Problems
  • Help Is Available for Chronic Daily Migraine

News to Know Readers' Mail - 2011

  • Headaches Return after Taking Triptan
  • What Allergy Can Be a Headache Trigger
  • Which Pharmacist Is Right?
  • Treating Headaches with Magnetic Stimulation
  • Daily Headaches Create Challenges, but Treatment Options Exist
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Shows Promise for Some Patients
  • Complex Problem May Require Change and Reduction of Medications

Issue #177 - Winter 2011

  • Are Headaches Hereditary?
  • Managing Hemiplegic Migraine
  • Optical Neuralgia a Trial for Family
  • Could Worst Headache Ever Be an Aneurysm?
  • The Who and Why of Migraine

News to Know Readers' Mail - 2010

  • Avoiding MSG to Avoid Migraine
  • Are Headaches Hereditary?
  • Surgery for Headache?
  • Waking with Headaches "Every Day without Fail"
  • Any Other Options for Chronic Headache?
  • Other Ideas for Treating Migraine
  • Does Migraine Kill Brain Cells
  • Could Club Soda Trigger Headaches?
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
  • Other Ideas for Treating Migraine
  • MRI Symptom Common with Migraine
  • Recommended Doses of Acetaminophen, Aspirin, Caffeine and Excedrin®

Issue #176 - Fall 2010

  • Tender Head after Migraine
  • Triggered by Changes in Weather
  • More Frequent Migraines Bring Other Symptoms
  • Nerve Stimulators for Headaches
  • Research on Chiropractic Techniques to Treat Headaches

Issue #175 - Summer 2010

  • New Headache May Be Related to Caffeine
  • Can a Six-Year-Old Have Migraine Headaches?
  • Ten Years of Sinus Headaches Were Actually Migraine
  • Indomethacin Causing Stomach Problems
  • New Daily Persistent Headache Is Tricky to Understand and Treat
  • Avoiding Rebound Headache with Narcotics

Issue #174 - May/June 2010

  • Is This Pain Normal?
  • Will Cluster Attacks Ever End?
  • Vestibular Migraines Up the Pain and Nausea
  • Exertional Headaches Are Suspicious
  • Headache following Surgery Won't Go Away

Issue #173 - March/April 2010

  • Magnesium Prevented Headaches
  • Eliminating Gluten Helped Headaches
  • Worried Imitrex® Is Causing Breathing Problems
  • Myofacial Release Procedure
  • Neck Pain as Part of Migraine
  • Could PET Scan Reveal Headache Cause?

Issue #172 - January/February 2010

  • Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs and Migraine
  • Choosing a Contraceptive that Won't Aggravate Migraines
  • Change in the Pattern of Migraine Symptoms
  • Imitrex® Causing Gastric Problems
  • Experiencing One-Sided Paralysis and Numbness

News to Know Readers' Mail - 2009

  • Could Sleep Apnea Cause Headaches
  • Fluorescent Lights Triggering Migraine
  • Hears Snap and Pop during Migraine Headaches
  • Will These Headaches Ever Stop?
  • Help for Chronic Daily Headaches
  • Headache After Surgery
  • Generic Triptans
  • Change in Migraine Aura Could Be of Concern
  • Is Aspartame a Migraine Trigger
  • Could Leftovers Trigger Migraines?
  • Can Tension-Type Headaches Trigger Migraines?

Issue #171 - November/December 2009

  • Headache Caused by Laughter
  • Exercise-Induced Migraine
  • Headaches Flared Up after Car Accident
  • Who Should Have an MRA?
  • Cluster Headache and Low Testosterone Levels

Issue #170 - September/October 2009

  • Appealing Insurer's Refusal to Pay for Treatment
  • Daily Headaches with Body Pain
  • Forced to Give Up Dream Because of Cluster Headache
  • Cervical Spine and Cluster Headache
  • Choosing and Oral Contraceptive
  • Diagnosing Occipital Neuralgia

Issue #169 - July/August 2009

  • The Association between Migraine and Weather
  • Plastic Surgery to Treat Migraine
  • Thunderclap Headache with Sex
  • Where Is Bellergal-S®?{C}{C}{C}{C}

  • Sleeping Pills Triggering Migraine
  • Nerve Blocks for Occipital Neuralgia

Issue #168 - May/June 2009

  • Low Testosterone Levels & Cluster Headaches
  • Could Allergies Be Causing Migraines?
  • Treating Anxiety Associated with Migraine
  • Tyramine Diet & Soy Beans
  • Could Headache Be Caused by Arthritis Medication?
  • Would Surgery for Mitral Valve Prolapse Help?

Issue #167 - March/April 2009

  • Constant Headache After Motor Vehicle Accident
  • Headache Causing Disability Probably Not Tension
  • Electric Shocks from Occipital Neuralgia
  • Headache Began Suddenly And Hasn't Gone Away
  • Struggling with Chronic Paroxysmal Hemicrania
  • Unusual Headache May Be Hypnic Headache
  • What is Acute Cephalgia?

Issue #166 - January/February 2009

  • Early Morning Headaches
  • Headache Causing Disability Probably Not Tension
  • What Else Could Be Causing Vertigo?
  • Headache Began Suddenly and Hasn’t Gone Away
  • Stabbing Headaches

News to Know Readers' Mail - 2008

  • Can Preventive Treatment for Migraine Be Eliminated Over Time?
  • Is Insurance or Physician Limiting Triptan Use?
  • Daily Headaches Returned after Ten Years
  • Looking for a Cure for Migraine
  • Every Movement Causes Pain
  • Participating in a Botox® Study
  • Topamax® Going Generic?

Issue #165 - November/December 2008

  • Looking for Help With Cluster Headache
  • Headache from Sex & Physical Activity
  • Treating Chronic Daily Headaches, Fibromyalgia, and More
  • Aura Incident is Troubling
  • Aspartame Triggering Headaches

Issue #164 - September/October 2008

  • Thunderclap Headache
  • Chronic Headache Not Likely Sinus
  • Preventing Headaches
  • Hormonal Migraine Headaches
  • Migraine and Birth Control

Issue #163 - July/August 2008

  • Eyes Swell With Headaches
  • Could Coma Cure Chronic Migraine?
  • Disturbing Symptoms Could Be Migraine Related
  • Migraine and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Hemicrania Continua
  • Numbness of the Face

Issue #162 - May/June 2008

  • Flying Triggers Migraines
  • Does Generic Verapamil Work as Well as Brand Name for Cluster?
  • Hoping for a Guaranteed Way to Relieve Head Pain
  • Vitamins Have Side Effects, Too
  • Migraine Just Keeps Coming Back
  • Head Pain is Gone, but Aura Lingers On
  • Chronic or Cyclic Migraine?

Issue #161 - March/April 2008

  • Help for Pregnancy-Induced Headaches
  • Do Headache Medications Affect Fertility?
  • Doubts About Feverfew
  • Vitamins Have Side-Effects, Too
  • Recommendations for Migraine Preventives
  • Head Pain is Gone, But Aura Lingers On
  • Dizziness is Primary Symptom
  • What's in a CT Scan?
  • Treating Paroxysmal Hemicrania

Issue #160 - January/February 2008

  • Alternative to Vioxx
  • Worried About Serotonin Syndrome
  • Help for Cluster Headaches
  • Need to Increase Preventative Dose is Common
  • Aura Continued After Pain Ended
  • Treatment for Occipital Neuralgia
  • Doctor Recommended Botox
  • Medicating Headache While Pregnant 

Issue #159 - November/December 2007

  • No Napping for Migraine?
  • Sinus Headache May be Wrong Diagnosis
  • Migraine Without the Headache
  • Stabbing Headaches Triggered by Exertion
  • Cluster Headache Returns with Painful Predictability
  • Vitamin K
  • Regulating High Doses of B2
  • Intravenous Magnesium Sulfate for Migraine
  • Using Opiates for Pain Management

Issue #158 – September/October 2007

  • Concerned About Long-Term Use of Preventative Medication
  • Relationship Between the Neck and Headache
  • Antihistamine Knocked Out Migraine And Husband
  • Evidence of a Link Between Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Migraine
  • Exploding Headache Syndrome
  • New Daily Persistent Headache
  • Could Triptans Affect Pregnancy?

Issue #157, July/August 2007

  • Discontinuation of Migranal is a Myth
  • Drugs to Take – Or Avoid – With a Hangover
  • Tenderness of Scalp Part of Migraine Process
  • Spinal Tap Leaks
  • Headaches Related to Multiple Sclerosis or Lumbar Puncture?
  • PFO Surgery for Children
  • Relationship Between Glaucoma and Migraine
  • Change in “Pill” Triggered Severe Menstrual Migraine
  • Controlling Post-Menopausal Headaches

Special 8-Page NHF Head Lines Issue

Issue #156 - May/June 2007

  • Bending Over Triggered Headache
  • Screening for Patent Foramen Ovale
  • Right for Patent Foramen Ovale Repair?
  • Birth Control Injection Reduced Her Migraines
  • Dosages of Supplements Taken For Migraine Prevention
  • Hemicrania Continua
  • Chronic Headaches After Spinal Fusion
  • Mother and Three Young Daughters All Suffer Severe Attacks
  • Worried about Serotonin Syndrome

Issue #155 - March/April 2007

  • Headaches Caused by Hard Pillows?
  • Indomethacin Causing Kidney Problems
  • Vomiting With Migraines
  • Confusing Migraine with Stroke or TIA
  • Tolsa-Hunt Syndrome
  • Early Morning Headaches
  • Headache From Exposure to Nicotine
  • Why Am I Taking These Medications for Migraine?
  • Chronic Headache Has Gone Undiagnosed
  • Birth Control Pills Contraindicated with Complicated Migraine
  • Can Triptans Cause an Aneurysm?

Issue #154 - January/February 2007

  • Hair Brushing Hurts
  • Facial Pain Not Likely Sinus Headache
  • Cold Eyes Precede Migraine
  • Antidepressants for Migraine
  • Vitamin C and Cluster Headache
  • Get Second Opinion When Considering Surgery

Issue #153 - November/December 2006

  • Are the Left-Sided Headaches Worse than Those on the Right?
  • Migraineur Denied Health Insurance
  • Pain Like a Too-Tight Ponytail
  • Preventing Migraines By Preventing Teeth Grinding
  • Migraine Triggered By Contact Lenses?
  • ‘Resetting’ the Brain from Rebound Headache
  • New Migraine Diagnosis After Age 50 is Rare
  • Aura’s Shimmering Lights

Issue #152 - September/October 2006

  • Breaking a Migraine Trigger Pattern
  • Botox May Weaken Muscles Involved in Headache
  • Imitrex Guidelines
  • Migraine Care During Pregnancy
  • Surgery for Occipital Neuralgia
  • Using Preventives to Avoid Chronic Headaches
  • Is Medication Causing Hair Loss?
  • Could Daily Headaches Be Due to TMJ?

Issue #151 - July/August 2006

  • Various Eye Problems Linked to Headaches
  • Migraine without Headache
  • SUNCT Attacks Difficult to Treat
  • Anti-Seizure Drugs May Prevent Migraines
  • Cyclical Headaches May Be Cluster
  • Fluoride Not Related to Migraine
  • Keeping Estrogen Level Consistent to Decrease Migraines
  • Tackling Menstrual Migraine During Perimenopause
  • Migraines Triggered by Week Off the Pill

Issue #150 - May/June 2006

  • Six Migraine Questions Answered
  • Why Headaches Worsen With Fever
  • Treating Headaches With a Spinal Tap
  • Occipital Nerve Blocks Explained
  • Numerous Causes for Occipital Neuralgia
  • Herbs for Migraine and Exertion Headaches

Issue #149 - March/April 2006

  • Triptans for Hemiplegic Migraine
  • Vascular Headache refers to Migraine
  • Complex Migraines Should be Treated Aggressively
  • Yawning is a Common Migraine Symptom
  • Tracking Migraines Revealed Pattern
  • Severe Post-Meningitis Headaches
  • Pain from the Occipital Nerve
  • Disability for Migraine

Issue #148 - January/February 2006

  • Headaches with Sexual Activity Should be Evaluated
  • Drugs Effective for Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Adolescents at Risk for Daily Headache
  • Migraines in Infants
  • Abdominal Migraine
  • Split-Second Burning Headache

Issue #147- November/December 2005

  • How Long is Botox Effective?
  • Finding Help When Money is an Issue
  • Short-Lasting Headaches
  • Benign Intracranial Hypertension
  • Setting Limits on Taking Triptans
  • Headaches Worsened by Lying Down
  • Weather Induced Headaches
  • Triptans Not Advised with Ischemia

Issue #146 - September/October 2005

  • Eye Symptoms Common in Migraineurs
  • New Daily Persistent Headache
  • Post-Traumatic Headache Can Be Difficult to Treat
  • Role of Patent Foramen Ovale
  • Could Tension-Type Headaches Be Triggering Sinus Inflammation?
  • Testing for Allergies as a Headache Trigger
  • One-Sided Headaches
  • A Reader Suggests Solutions to Computer Screens Triggering Headaches

Issue #145 - July/August 2005

  • Migraine and Stroke?
  • Teen Suffering Daily Headaches
  • Concerned About Taking Too Many Medications
  • Nosebleeds with Migraine
  • Relationship of Seizures and TMJ to Migraine
  • Migraines Transformed to Daily Headache
  • Complicated Migraine Can Resemble "Mini-Stroke"
  • Link Between Headaches and High Blood Pressure

Issue #144 - May/June 2005

  • The Search for a Cure
  • Benign Intracranial Hypertension
  • Computer Screen Triggering Migraines
  • Migraines Stopped During Chemotherapy
  • Migraine Associated with Anxiety and Depression
  • Sudden Explosive Headache Worrisome
  • Is Daily Pain Part of Migraine?
  • Endometriosis and Migraines
  • Impact of Hysterectomies on Migraine
  • Adjusting Oral Contraceptives to Reduce Headaches

Issue #143 - March/April 2005

  • Depression and Anxiety Disorder Can Prolong Headaches
  • No Indication Vagus Nerve Stimulation Would Help Headache
  • Persistent Headaches from Viral Infection
  • Exam Stress Triggering Migraines
  • Frequent Auras Difficult to Control

Issue #142 - January/February 2005

  • Hyptertension and Headache
  • Hemiplegic Migraine Often Begins in Childhood
  • What is SUNCT Syndrome?
  • Barometric Pressure Changes Triggering Vestibular Migraine
  • Worried About Slow Heart Rate
  • Clonidine for Migraine Prevention
  • Preventing Early Morning Headaches

Issue #141 - November/December 2004

  • Struggling with Chronic Daily Headache
  • Detoxing from Rebound Headaches
  • Surgical Procedures for Migraines
  • Gum Containing Phenylalanine May Trigger Headaches
  • Niacin May Be Triggering Headaches
  • Periodontal Disease Not Likely Cause of Headaches
  • Preventive Options When Heart Disease is Present
  • Could Headaches Be Cluster and Migraine?
  • Trouble Getting Insurance Reimbursement

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