Brain Fog and Migraine

Have you ever felt some days that you have zero mental clarity??? That you’re moving through a thick haze of confusion, forgetfulness, and slow thinking? Do you feel like the lights are on but nobody’s home in your brain? If this sounds like you – welcome to the migraineurs with brain fog crew! Rest assured-Continue reading “Brain Fog and Migraine”

Blood Sugar Management with Migraine

Why would you be concerned about managing your blood sugar levels with migraine??? Extreme highs and lows in blood sugar levels can be a migraine trigger for many people, making migraine management that much harder! So where do you even start with balancing your blood sugar levels? Let’s start with the basics– glucose (sugar) isContinue reading “Blood Sugar Management with Migraine”

Histamine and Migraine

Do you get weird symptoms around your migraine episodes? I know finding the root causes of your out-of-control migraine can feel like a full time job. One of the first things that comes up when you google “why do I have migraine” is an endless list of possibilities (stress; anxiety; tension ; tiredness; poor-quality sleep;Continue reading “Histamine and Migraine”

Sugar and Migraine

Are you scared of sugar??? I can understand why you would be – sugar has been made the enemy by diet culture for quite some time (we had to find something new to hate after low-fat stopped trending, am I right?). But there’s really no need to be afraid of sugar! Let’s do a quickContinue reading “Sugar and Migraine”

Tracking Migraine

So your neurologist asked you to track your migraine episodes for a month before your first appointment– but where do you start? I hear ya sweet friends– tracking your migraine can feel like yet another thing to add to the never ending to-do list! While it’s difficult to figure out where to even begin, it is aContinue reading “Tracking Migraine”

Omega-3 Fatty Acids & Migraine

Who needs an oil change?! You’ve likely heard of Omega-3 fatty acids – types of fats found in salmon, walnuts, and your fish oil pills. You may have also heard that these fats can reduce inflammation, support brain health, and even help improve migraine! So cool right? Definitely so cool, but there’s a little moreContinue reading “Omega-3 Fatty Acids & Migraine”

Master List of Migraine Research Articles

For those of you interested in learning more about migraine, the gut-brain connection, hormones, supplements, and more! How to look up an article – you can simply click on the url at the end of the citation (the “doi”) and google it! You can also try googling the article’s title. For best results, use https://scholar.google.com/Continue reading “Master List of Migraine Research Articles”

The 3 (Sometimes 4) Phases of Migraine

Migraine is more than just the episode itself – it’s surrounded by a series of warning signs, called the Prodrome, an optional Aura, and a hangover, called the Postdrome. It is not uncommon for someone with chronic or near-chronic migraine to be constantly affected by at least one of these phases, making it extremely difficult to experience aContinue reading “The 3 (Sometimes 4) Phases of Migraine”

Medication Overuse Headache

Medication overuse headache, also known as MOH or rebound headache, happens when the frequent use of pain medication leads to a decreased threshold for migraine and reinforces the pain pathways in your brain. In other words, your pain meds themselves start causing migraine episodes. MOH is common in people who have uncontrolled migraine for aContinue reading “Medication Overuse Headache”

Finding a Headache Specialist

If you’ve reached the point where your primary care physician is unable to help you manage your migraine, the most appropriate next step is to look for a headache specialist or other doctor who specializes in migraine disorders. Headache Specialists The American Migraine Foundation has a fantastic tool that allows you to find a qualified HeadacheContinue reading “Finding a Headache Specialist”