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Migraine treatment innovations still have ways to go

Migraine treatment innovations still have ways to go

Stephanie M. Lee
Published 3:02 pm, Saturday, July 19, 2014

Dr. Robert Cowan, head of the Stanford Headache Clinic helps migraine patient Nancy Mikhael, who is getting three rounds of Botox injections as part of her treatment. 936 more words


I Wish I Could Have Swapped Out My Parents For My Aunt And Uncle

As I sit here at the keyboard staring blankly at the gaping deficits in my personality, I wonder whether I’d be more well-adjusted if I’d been allowed to pick my parents. 1,017 more words

Migraine Headaches: Are Pain-Killing Drugs Worth the Risk?

All drugs are dangerous. Before a person suffering with a migraine headache takes an over-the-counter medication they should be asking the question “Is the possible benefit worth the risk of taking that drug?” William Osler, M.D. 531 more words


Migraine Headaches - What Are They?

The possibility of a migraine headache can easily become the worst fear of anyone who has ever suffered from one. These debilitating headaches are believed to be caused by changes in the levels of serotonin in the brain. 576 more words


Valproic acid comes in a category of medicine known as anticonvulsants

      Depakote contain active ingredient Valproic acid is used alone or with other medications to treat certain types of seizures. This drug is also used in the treatment of mania (episodes of frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). 268 more words


Have We Met?

“Have we met”, I think as I listen to the words that make me want to scream and cry at the same time. Of course I don’t say this out loud because you are far too self-involved to realize that there is anyone in the room except you. 254 more words

Alone With You

Sunday Sundae

Another day waking with a Migraine. This is three days in a row. I missed one day of work when I had to turn around and come back home halfway there. 309 more words