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Exercise Induced Migraine

Migraine
27th September 2018

If you are one of the many people who finds that exercise or physical activity are triggers for your migraine, you’re certainly not alone. In a study almost 40% of migraineurs asked reported physical activity as a trigger. Many of them gave up as a result. There is increasing evidence to suggest that exercise is one of the most beneficial things you can do as a migraineur - obviously when you’re physically able to. Some of the most... [read more]


Medication Overuse Headache (MOH)

17th September 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]


The Hidden MeSsaGes in our Food

Migraine
4th September 2018

The Hidden MesSaGes in our food. MSG or Monosodium Glutamate is used to enhance the flavour of savoury food, particularly meaty foods and soups. Glutamate is a naturally occurring substance and when mixed with sodium it becomes Monosodium Glutamate. It’s put in many foods but Chinese food is often blamed for overuse of MSG; however it was discovered by a Japanese scientist in the 1900s who was looking for a way to imitate the flavour of a... [read more]


Migraine in Children: The 4 S’s of Autumn

Migraine
4th September 2018

Unfortunately children are not immune from migraine. It’s less common and they may suffer differently but they do get it. This time of the year can be particularly bad due to several changes, including routine, weather and school! What Causes Migraine in Children? First of all, no one really knows what causes migraine and why they are triggers, what is clear however is the nervous system, brain, blood vessels and gut conspire to bring on an... [read more]


Migraine Nurse Phone Line

Migraine
15th August 2018

Phone access to the Migraine Nurse is now only through the MAI Information and Support Line. If you need to contact her please contact us here on 1850 200 378 or email us at info@migraine.ie and we can help put you in... [read more]


Author Archive

Exercise Induced Migraine

Migraine
27th September 2018

If you are one of the many people who finds that exercise or physical activity are triggers for your migraine, you’re certainly not alone. In a study almost 40% of migraineurs asked reported physical activity as a trigger. Many of them gave up as a result. There is increasing evidence to suggest that exercise is one of the most beneficial things you can do as a migraineur - obviously when you’re physically able to. Some of the most... [read more]


Medication Overuse Headache (MOH)

17th September 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]


The Hidden MeSsaGes in our Food

Migraine
4th September 2018

The Hidden MesSaGes in our food. MSG or Monosodium Glutamate is used to enhance the flavour of savoury food, particularly meaty foods and soups. Glutamate is a naturally occurring substance and when mixed with sodium it becomes Monosodium Glutamate. It’s put in many foods but Chinese food is often blamed for overuse of MSG; however it was discovered by a Japanese scientist in the 1900s who was looking for a way to imitate the flavour of a... [read more]


Migraine in Children: The 4 S’s of Autumn

Migraine
4th September 2018

Unfortunately children are not immune from migraine. It’s less common and they may suffer differently but they do get it. This time of the year can be particularly bad due to several changes, including routine, weather and school! What Causes Migraine in Children? First of all, no one really knows what causes migraine and why they are triggers, what is clear however is the nervous system, brain, blood vessels and gut conspire to bring on an... [read more]


Migraine Nurse Phone Line

Migraine
15th August 2018

Phone access to the Migraine Nurse is now only through the MAI Information and Support Line. If you need to contact her please contact us here on 1850 200 378 or email us at info@migraine.ie and we can help put you in... [read more]