Archive for the ‘homeslider’

Migraine on Holiday

25th June 2018

Migraine on Holiday! Migraine or any other kind of headache can attack whenever it likes and when you least expect it. On holiday we try to unwind, do something we normally wouldn't do and have a great time doing it. Unfortunately for migraine sufferers this is sometimes easier said than done. There are a number of reasons experts think holiday headaches occur; 1 - Routine - We're out of our routine. Many people... [read more]


Migraine Information for non-English Speakers

19th June 2018

Migraine is a disorder that affects all levels of society, gender, age, socio-economic status and nationality. Ireland has grown into a wonderfully diverse country with people from all over the world living, working, bringing their culture here, and unfortunately suffering from migraine too! It can be hard for non- English speakers to access relevant health information in Ireland and in recognition of that information gap, we have translated... [read more]


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]


Medication Overuse Headache (MOH)

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]


New Drugs for Migraine on the Way

6th December 2017

Calcitonin gene-related receptor (CGRP) antagonists are the most important medications in advanced stage clinical development for the treatment of both the acute migraine attack and the prevention of frequent attacks. Clinical trials on two of the antibodies have now been published in the New England Journal of Medicine. One antibody, Erenumab made by Novartis, was trialed on 955 patients with episodic migraine. At the start of the... [read more]


Archive for the ‘homeslider’

Migraine on Holiday

25th June 2018

Migraine on Holiday! Migraine or any other kind of headache can attack whenever it likes and when you least expect it. On holiday we try to unwind, do something we normally wouldn't do and have a great time doing it. Unfortunately for migraine sufferers this is sometimes easier said than done. There are a number of reasons experts think holiday headaches occur; 1 - Routine - We're out of our routine. Many people... [read more]


Migraine Information for non-English Speakers

19th June 2018

Migraine is a disorder that affects all levels of society, gender, age, socio-economic status and nationality. Ireland has grown into a wonderfully diverse country with people from all over the world living, working, bringing their culture here, and unfortunately suffering from migraine too! It can be hard for non- English speakers to access relevant health information in Ireland and in recognition of that information gap, we have translated... [read more]


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]


Medication Overuse Headache (MOH)

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]


New Drugs for Migraine on the Way

6th December 2017

Calcitonin gene-related receptor (CGRP) antagonists are the most important medications in advanced stage clinical development for the treatment of both the acute migraine attack and the prevention of frequent attacks. Clinical trials on two of the antibodies have now been published in the New England Journal of Medicine. One antibody, Erenumab made by Novartis, was trialed on 955 patients with episodic migraine. At the start of the... [read more]