Migraine and caffeine has long been a complicated relationship. While caffeine has been used to treat acute migraine, there is also evidence that too much of it can be a bad thing for migraine patients. More studies have been done to further complicate this issue.
A recent study suggests abstinence from caffeine can lead to more effective acute treatment. Continue Reading
A national survey of more than 3,900 individuals with migraine reflects the impact the disease has on their life beyond the pain and frustration of finding an effective treatment. Many respondents reported difficulty receiving a diagnosis when they were young and said they continued to feel stigmatized by their disease.
Results released at the end of August 2016 show that 61% of respondents began experiencing symptoms of migraine before the age of 19. However, only 26% were formally diagnosed before they were an adult. Continue Reading
Many women suffer from menstrual migraine attacks, which are often more debilitating, longer, more likely to recur, and less responsive to treatment than migraines not related to the menstrual cycle. Continue Reading
Obesity-related proteins called adipokines may serve as biomarkers for the pain associated with migraine and migraine treatment response, according to information presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Management last month. Continue Reading
Quality communication is critical between patients and health care professionals, but a new study has found that it often falls short between patients with chronic migraine and their physicians. This situation leads to suboptimal treatment, according to a new study that included 20 neurologists from around the country. Continue Reading