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  1. 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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  2. Are Migraine Sufferers Sexier?

    If you're a migraine sufferer, sex may be the last thing on your mind -- especially when painful migraine symptoms force you to seek solitude in a dark, quiet room. Yet new findings suggest that sex may be linked to migraines and headache relief. According to a study published in the journal Headach

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  3. Do Your Sleep Habits Trigger Migraines?

    If you suffer from migraines, you may want to pay more attention to your sleep habits. That's the message from several studies which show that sleep problems, like insomnia, may actually trigger migraines. Migraines begin when hyperactive nerve cells send out impulses to blood vessels, causing them

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  4. Is Your Migraine Treatment Working?

    If you're battling frequent migraines, relief is in sight. It's possible to reduce the number of headaches by one-half, maybe more. In recent years, doctors have discovered that certain drugs -- found among epilepsy epilepsy, blood pressure, anti-inflammatory, and antidepressant medicines -- can red

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  5. Prevention: The Future of Migraine Therapy

    Taking a shower hurts. Shaving hurts. Even your hair hurts when you're in the throes of a migraine headache. Until a few decades ago, people had little more than aspirin to fight the throbbing, debilitating pain of a migraine headache. Then, in the 1980s, researchers developed strong drugs to halt m

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  6. Head Off Pain

    Your head feels tight, the pressure builds, and pretty soon pain is all you can think about. Hello, headache. You're having one of the recurring tension or cluster headaches that afflict 45 million Americans every year, according to the National Headache Foundation. Another 29 million suffer from mi

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  7. Exercise Can Be a Pain in the -- Head

    When it comes to exercise and migraines, you've got two sides of a coin, says Lawrence Newman, MD, director of the Headache Institute at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York. Exercise can be an effective preventive measure against migraines in some people, he says, but in others, it can

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  8. Fighting Food-Related Headaches

    Crunching numbers at the Congressional Budget Office might give most of us a headache. But for budget analyst Geoff Gerhardt, the problem is munching, not crunching. According to his calculations, ham plus cheese equals a classic migraine. "It's like being hit by a truck," says Gerhardt, who has had

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  9. Migraine Pain: Triggers and Treatments

  10. Migraine Pain: Triggers and Treatments

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