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Cluster Headache: Fostering Empathy through Patients’ own Stories

20th April 2018

If you want to understand what it really means to live with cluster headache, imagine... fostering empathy through European patients’ own stories of their experiences Cluster headache (CH) is regarded as the most severe pain known to mankind. The severity of the pain has earned it the nickname “suicide headache”. Unfortunately there is a lack of empathy for people who suffer from CH and this affects how they are treated by friends,... [read more]


The March of Many Headache Triggers

Migraine
14th March 2018

The March of Many Headache Triggers. Here are a few quick hints to help with some of the possible triggers of the month of March. Know your triggers, be aware of your surroundings and environmental factors, then you can plan to keep migraine at bay. Prepare for the worst, but hope for the best is always a good motto. 9 times out of 10 the best will happen, but there's always that 1 time... Easter: Avoid chocolate if it’s a trigger -... [read more]


Medication Overuse Headache (MOH)

Migraine
14th March 2018

Medication Overuse Headache (MOH) What is it? Medication Overuse Headache (MOH) is literally what it says on the tin - a headache brought on by the overuse of acute (abortive) medication. It was originally thought to be a primary headache disorder - meaning that it was not caused by an underlying condition; however, the International Headache Society (IHS) has recently changed its status. MOH is now classed as a secondary headache, which... [read more]


How Hormones Affect Migraine!

Migraine
8th March 2018

  How Hormones Affect Migraine What are hormones and why do we need them? Hormones are messengers created by glands in the Endocrine System. They control many of our bodily functions, from temperature control to much more complicated functions like reproduction and emotions. Some of the main hormone-producing glands are: Hypothalamus Pancreas Thyroid Adrenal Pituitary Thalamus Ovaries... [read more]


Hemiplegic Migraine

Migraine
12th February 2018

What is Hemiplegic Migraine? Hemiplegic Migraine is a rare form of migraine where the person experiences many of the usual migraine symptoms, but may also suffer from temporary numbness, weakness or even paralysis on one side of their body! The word Hemiplegia comes from the Greek - ‘Hemi’ meaning ‘half’ and ‘Plegia’ from either ‘plēgē’ meaning ‘stroke’ or ‘plēssein’ meaning ‘to strike’ The Medical... [read more]


Author Archive

Cluster Headache: Fostering Empathy through Patients’ own Stories

20th April 2018

If you want to understand what it really means to live with cluster headache, imagine... fostering empathy through European patients’ own stories of their experiences Cluster headache (CH) is regarded as the most severe pain known to mankind. The severity of the pain has earned it the nickname “suicide headache”. Unfortunately there is a lack of empathy for people who suffer from CH and this affects how they are treated by friends,... [read more]


The March of Many Headache Triggers

Migraine
14th March 2018

The March of Many Headache Triggers. Here are a few quick hints to help with some of the possible triggers of the month of March. Know your triggers, be aware of your surroundings and environmental factors, then you can plan to keep migraine at bay. Prepare for the worst, but hope for the best is always a good motto. 9 times out of 10 the best will happen, but there's always that 1 time... Easter: Avoid chocolate if it’s a trigger -... [read more]


Medication Overuse Headache (MOH)

Migraine
14th March 2018

Medication Overuse Headache (MOH) What is it? Medication Overuse Headache (MOH) is literally what it says on the tin - a headache brought on by the overuse of acute (abortive) medication. It was originally thought to be a primary headache disorder - meaning that it was not caused by an underlying condition; however, the International Headache Society (IHS) has recently changed its status. MOH is now classed as a secondary headache, which... [read more]


How Hormones Affect Migraine!

Migraine
8th March 2018

  How Hormones Affect Migraine What are hormones and why do we need them? Hormones are messengers created by glands in the Endocrine System. They control many of our bodily functions, from temperature control to much more complicated functions like reproduction and emotions. Some of the main hormone-producing glands are: Hypothalamus Pancreas Thyroid Adrenal Pituitary Thalamus Ovaries... [read more]


Hemiplegic Migraine

Migraine
12th February 2018

What is Hemiplegic Migraine? Hemiplegic Migraine is a rare form of migraine where the person experiences many of the usual migraine symptoms, but may also suffer from temporary numbness, weakness or even paralysis on one side of their body! The word Hemiplegia comes from the Greek - ‘Hemi’ meaning ‘half’ and ‘Plegia’ from either ‘plēgē’ meaning ‘stroke’ or ‘plēssein’ meaning ‘to strike’ The Medical... [read more]