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
There has been some interesting research on light, photophobia, and migraines. We all know about the intensity light has. How painful it is. How we will do almost anything to hide from it with an attack. There may be more reasons for this than we initially thought. The new study by researchers at Beth Israel … Continue reading Light and migraines
This isn't a new study but these particular studies have fascinated me so I thought I would write about them again on this blog so that people who have not heard about them have the chance. We all know light sensitivity is a migraine symptom. But it turns out it can be, to a … Continue reading In-between photophobia in migraine
I have known for a very, very long time that my migraines have had a lot to do with my crappy sleep cycle. For one thing, when things have changed in my life such that I was got even less sleep, as in I could not sleep in due to a specific job, then the … Continue reading Unrefreshed sleep, migraines, and insomnia