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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]


New Preventative Drugs for Migraine

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]


Red wine:is there a safe option?

5th December 2017

The Grapes of Wrath: Red Wine and the Migraine Connection, is there a safe option? Many migraine sufferers will report that red wine is a major trigger for their migraines. Red wine seems to be constantly on offer during the Christmas party season and many of us like a glass of red wine no matter what the risks. But does red wine cause migraines in every migraine sufferer and are some red wines better or less triggering than others? In... [read more]


Christmas Recipes

Migraine
1st December 2017

Some Seasonal Recipes Drink Non Alcoholic Eggnog 2 eggs, beaten 1 1/2 tablespoons natural sugar free Xylitol 2 1/3 cups low-fat organic milk (if dairy free try 2 cups of coconut cream and 1/3 cup water) 1 teaspoon of real vanilla extract 1 dash of freshly ground nutmeg Directions Blend eggs, Xylitol, milk, vanilla and nutmeg together. Serve chilled. You can use almond extract to taste like... [read more]


Health Professional Events, Winter 2017

20th November 2017

MAI is delighted to announce a series of FREE CPD Health Care Professional Seminars in December 2017 and January/February 2018 If you you would like to know more about the accurate diagnosis and treatment of the various types of migraine that patients present with then these seminars offer an unique opportunity to learn from some of Ireland's foremost headache and migraine experts. These events are open... [read more]


Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’

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]


New Preventative Drugs for Migraine

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]


Red wine:is there a safe option?

5th December 2017

The Grapes of Wrath: Red Wine and the Migraine Connection, is there a safe option? Many migraine sufferers will report that red wine is a major trigger for their migraines. Red wine seems to be constantly on offer during the Christmas party season and many of us like a glass of red wine no matter what the risks. But does red wine cause migraines in every migraine sufferer and are some red wines better or less triggering than others? In... [read more]


Christmas Recipes

Migraine
1st December 2017

Some Seasonal Recipes Drink Non Alcoholic Eggnog 2 eggs, beaten 1 1/2 tablespoons natural sugar free Xylitol 2 1/3 cups low-fat organic milk (if dairy free try 2 cups of coconut cream and 1/3 cup water) 1 teaspoon of real vanilla extract 1 dash of freshly ground nutmeg Directions Blend eggs, Xylitol, milk, vanilla and nutmeg together. Serve chilled. You can use almond extract to taste like... [read more]


Health Professional Events, Winter 2017

20th November 2017

MAI is delighted to announce a series of FREE CPD Health Care Professional Seminars in December 2017 and January/February 2018 If you you would like to know more about the accurate diagnosis and treatment of the various types of migraine that patients present with then these seminars offer an unique opportunity to learn from some of Ireland's foremost headache and migraine experts. These events are open... [read more]