Patients with medication overuse headache (MOH) may benefit from stress reduction and healthy changes to their lifestyle, according to a new study from Denmark.
“High stress plus smoking, low physical activity, or obesity has synergistic effects in MOH. So, stress reduction is highly relevant in MOH management,” said Rigmor H. Jensen, MD, in Neurology Reviews. Dr. Jensen is a Professor of Neurology and Director of the Danish Headache Center at the University of Copenhagen; she presented the study in May at the International Headache Congress in Valencia, Spain. Continue Reading
Holidays are a time for family, friends, and happy memories. But those joyful moments can be associated with stress – from marathon shopping, preparing for celebrations, and traveling. Stress and other stimuli may trigger or increase your headaches. Continue Reading
Stress is frequently thought to be a migraine trigger, but now research indicates that stress might contribute in a surprising way. In a recent study, after a period of heightened stress, migraineurs were at an increased risk of migraine when the stress decreased.
Q. I get three to four migraines per month, sometimes with aura, sometimes without. I find that my biggest triggers are my menstrual cycle and stress. Given this, which medication is more effective for migraine prevention: beta blockers or calcium channel blockers? Continue Reading