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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 whichev

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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