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  1. Migraines and Sex

    Migraines, like other chronic illnesses, can put a real damper on intimacy. To keep the spark alive, couples may need to strengthen other parts of their relationship. "[Chronic] migraine can create strain, and if unspoken, create distance," says Rodney Shapiro, PhD, a family therapist and psychiatry

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  2. Identifying Food Triggers for Migraines

    As headaches go, migraines are in a league of their own. Migraines typically produce pulsating pain on one side of the head. That can lay you low for up to 72 hours. About 20% of people with migraines have headaches preceded by aura, which can include: Blinking lights Blurred vision Blind spots or z

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  3. Sleep and Migraines

    Migraines and sleep have a complicated relationship. Getting too little slumber -- or in some cases too much -- brings on migraines in people. Plus, if you've already got a migraine, getting a good night's sleep can be tricky. Exactly how poor sleep triggers migraines is still a mystery.   But which

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  4. Migraine or Sinus Headache?

    Headache pain along with a stuffy, runny nose and itchy, watery eyes. Sounds like a sinus headache, right? Think again. More than 4 out of 5 people who think they have a sinus headache with symptoms like pain in the head, stuffy nose, and watery eyes actually have migraine headaches. "It's such a wi

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  5. 5 Important Lifestyle Changes for Migraine Patients

    Jennifer Metzger, a 40-year-old attorney and mom of two young daughters in northern New Jersey, has battled migraines since she was 10. "Back then, they didn't call them migraines," she says. "My mom always said that I was 'prone to headaches.'" Over the years, Metzger says she's tried pretty much e

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  6. Avoiding Exercise-Related Migraines

    Being active is a key part of healthy living. But for some people with migraines, exercise can be tricky. For some, exercise can be a migraine trigger. Terrell Davis, a former Denver Broncos running back, sat out most of the second quarter of Super Bowl XXXII in 1998 because of a migraine. Yet after

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  7. Migraines and Your Job

    Getting migraine headaches is tough. Managing a migraine at work can be even trickier. Can you keep migraines at bay while you're on the job? What can you do if one strikes during working hours? How much do you have to tell your boss about it, and could it hurt your career? WebMD spoke with migraine

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  8. 6 Parenting Tips for When You Have a Migraine

    If you're a mom or dad who has migraines, you may worry about the impact your headaches could have on your family. Migraines can develop at the most inconvenient times, making it harder to juggle your parenting responsibilities.  "When you're in the midst of a migraine, it can be difficult to functi

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  9. Why You Still Get Headaches

    By Sari Harrar A tiny twinge tells Kelli Smith, 40, that The Headache is coming. "I feel pressure behind my left eye. Then my pulse starts pounding in my left temple. It feels like a bruise if I touch it," she says. "I get nauseous. The pain becomes so sharp I have to lie down in a dark room." Raw o

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  10. Reduce Stress to Prevent Headaches

    Stress is part of everyday life, as unavoidable as traffic, bills, and ringing telephones. In limited doses, stress can be useful. If you’re about to run a race or have a looming deadline, stress can help you perform at the top of your game. Chronic stress, however, puts wear and tear on your body.

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