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Migraine Clues - Is This a Migraine or a Headache?

Migraine-Clues-200Am I having a Migraine or a Headache? Ever ask yourself that question? For me, that question usually comes up a couple of times a month.

It's entirely possible to have more than one Headache disorder. In fact, it's pretty common. In fact, the World Health Organization and International Headache Society estimate tat up to 80% of the world's population experience tension-type Headaches.

One reason we need to be able to tell if we're having a Migraine or a Headache is that they're treated differently, and Migraine respond best to treatment when it's used as early in the Migraine attack as possible.

For advice about how to tell a Migraine from a Headache, I turned to Dr. Richard Lipton, Director of the Montefiore Headache Center. Thanks to assistance from Erica and Jens from Remedy Health Media and the HealthCentral Network, I have a video of his comments to share with you. You can find it in How to Tell a Migraine from a Headache - VIDEO.

This is the first in a new series of posts called, "Migraine Clues," intended to share information that offers "clues" about living well despite Migraines and Headaches. I hope you enjoy them!

Live well,

PurpleRibbonTiny Teri1
 

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Migraine Cures - Even Some "Doctors" Make False Claims

NoCureMigraineDocMigraine is a genetic neurological disease for which, at this time, there is NO CURE. Sadly, that doesn't prevent people who lack ethics, scruples, and common decency from proclaiming that they can cure our Migraines. Even worse, some of those people have medical licenses. I won't refer to them as doctors, despite their being licensed, because that would be an insult to truly wonderful doctors.

Here's an example of what one "doctor" has Tweeted in the last few days:

  • "One more migraine headaches cured. Happy."
  • "we treat almost 98% cure migraine any severity with one treatment session. Children and adult the same way."
  • "Let spread the word for curing migraine. All ages welcome."

When I replied to those Tweets, challenging the promise of a cure, this "doctor" called me a "fanatic" and made excuses such as, "If you do not have access to it. It does not mean it does not exist. Personal worlds are small." When I said to prove it by providing data from double-blind, placebo-controlled trials, I received no response.

Interestingly, someone else on Twitter decided to do a bit of research on this "doctor" and Tweeted an image of a complaint filed against this "doctor" before the Medical Board of California. I also did a bit of investigating. Here's a bit of what I found:

Sanction-Info

I've blocked out the identifiable parts of the image above because I'm not sharing it to get into a battle with that individual. Still, I think you can get a better idea of what's going on when you can see it yourself as opposed to my describing it to you.

The bottom line here is that we simply can't trust anyone who claims to be able to cure us of our Migraines.

In today's world of speedy communication, if someone did develop a cure for Migraine, we would know it. It would be all over television, radio, print media, and the Internet. Personally, I'd be overjoyed and sharing the good news with everyone I could in every way I could.

So, no matter who it is who's making the claim of a Migraine cure, it's simply not true. Please don't waste your time, money, or hope on those claims. Instead, aim your hope at partnering with a doctor who understands Migraine, treats you respectfully as a treatment partner, and isn't going to give up on you; all of the treatments we have; and on the promising treatments in development and clinical trials.

Live well,

PurpleRibbonTiny Teri1
 

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Make a difference... Donate to the 36 Million Migraine Campaign!

 

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