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  1. Super-Sensitive Nerves Play Key Role in Migraine Pain

    April 27, 2000 -- Attention migraine sufferers: those weird pains aren't all in your head. A new study shows that when people say headaches makes their hair hurt, it's true. In fact, the painful sensitivity to even the slightest touch -- experienced by many or perhaps most migraine sufferers -- has

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  2. New Hope for Migraine Sufferers

    April 24, 2000 -- Her mother had migraines. Her sister has migraines. Hers are as predictable as her monthly cycle. Arlene O'Connor, RN, age 55, has been pushing through life -- getting through exhausting workdays -- despite having pounding, nearly incapacitating migraines since she turned 30. But n

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  3. Migraine Management: The Options and the Obstacles

    April 24, 2000 -- They may be the most effective drugs ever created for treating migraine headaches, but the triptans have proven a hard sell to some patients. Ronda Solberg, who runs a web site devoted to migraine sufferers, says one of the drugs -- sumatriptan -- didn't work for her, and she says

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  4. Blood Pressure Drug Appears to Prevent Migraines

    Jan. 5, 2000 -- Researcher Harald Schrader, MD, says serendipity played a large role in his decision to study a popular blood pressure drug as a preventive therapy for migraines. The Norwegian University of Science and Technology professor says he had suffered from crippling headaches for several ye

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  5. Botox May Prevent and Treat Migraine Headaches

    Sept. 28, 1999 (Cleveland) -- Plastic surgeons have been using injections of the nerve paralyzer botulinum toxin type A, called Botox, to smooth wrinkled brows for several years, but now a study suggests that it may also prevent migraine headaches. Plastic surgeon William J. Binder, MD, presented th

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  6. Elevated Body Heat Can Cause Cluster Headaches

    Sept. 16, 1999 (Minneapolis) -- An increase in body temperature can cause cluster headache attacks, according to a British study in this week's issue of The Lancet. Patients who get this type of headache can protect themselves by keeping their bedrooms cool at night and avoiding steaming hot baths d

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