Migraine Patients Skip Triptans in 40% of Attacks

This is a blog post in response to a study looking into triptan non-compliance. As in why do those silly migraineurs just not take a triptan as soon as they get a migraine like they are told? The Daily Headache: Why People Don’t Take Triptans for Every Migraine Attack Medscape article:  "Thomas N. Ward, MD, … Continue reading Migraine Patients Skip Triptans in 40% of Attacks

How to survive migraines at work? Really?

How to survive a migraine at work article goes into seven tips such a 1)React: take medication ASAP 2)Adapt: minimize light and sound 3)Prioritize: identify crucial tasks to focus on and reschedule rest 4)Hydrate 5)Eat 6)Recover: ease back into work 7) Prevent: plan for elimination. I think this is grand advice for an episodic migraineur, … Continue reading How to survive migraines at work? Really?

Women, Fibromyalgia, and exercise

"Women with fibromyalgia spent, on average, 48% [approximately 8 hours/day] of their waking time in sedentary behaviors," the authors wrote in Arthritis and Rheumatology. "Although they spent, on average, approximately 45 min per day in MVPA [moderate-vigorous physical activity], overall, these activities were not continuous for at least 10 minutes. Only 20.6% of women with … Continue reading Women, Fibromyalgia, and exercise