After its recent legalization, CBD oil has been picking up some steam in the migraine community as a possible alternative treatment. Beyond that, there have been floods of anecdotal evidence of peoples’ positive experiences. Is this natural substance the cure to chronic migraines? Let’s see what science has to say about that! What is CBD? … Continue reading Guest post: Migraines and CBD
And I am, like, a damn case study for this. Given I had Fibromyalgia first, then chronic migraine, and then depression. That depression near killed me. And migraines going chronic decreases functionality substantially. I can see how comorbid migraine and fibromyalgia increases the risk of depressive symptoms. It is a matter of painload. And when … Continue reading Research shows Fibromyalgia and migraine can worsen depression
We all know there are cognitive impairments with chronic migraine. With any migraine. And if we needed to know the details of that, well, they did a study on it. My post about that is here. This essentials to that migraine study were: “Cognitive performance decreases during migraine attacks, especially in reading and processing speed, … Continue reading Chronic migraine: Topamax to blame for brain drain?
OnabotulinumtoxinA (BOTOX) was shown to have better results with chronic migraine people who (in recent study published in the European Journal of Neurology): Have unilateral pain vs bilateral pain. Fewer disabilities days per month Milder headache Started 12 months of symptom onset So, not, not, not, not me I guess. The study involved 725 … Continue reading Migraine Botox study
People with chronic migraine have a higher comorbidity of fibromyalgia compared to people who get chronic tension headaches according to new research published in the journal Headache: “Fibromyalgia Among Patients With Chronic Migraine and Chronic Tension-Type Headache: A Multicenter Prospective Cross-Sectional Study" Chronic headaches are common in fibromyalgia and migraines were often misdiagnosed due to … Continue reading Fibro with chronic migraine and chronic tension type headache
Anxiety and depression are both comorbid with migraines. The study in Headache looked at 588 patients. They were attending and outpatient headache clinic and it was found that more frequent migraine was experienced by those with symptoms of depression and anxiety. The study's investigators noted that factors such as emotional distress and frequency of headache … Continue reading Anxiety, depression, and migraines