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  1. Migraine Treatment Getting Easier to Take

    June 27, 2000 (Montreal) -- Some migraine sufferers are at the end of their ropes. It's not so much that the medicine doesn't work, it's just that they can't bear the taste of the tablets or can't swallow them, or just can't keep them down. And then there are those who don't experience the relief th

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  2. Getting Headaches? You Can't Sleep on It

    June 26, 2000 -- The attacks can come on without warning -- a stabbing pain on one side of your head, intense pain in and around one eye, a stuffy nose -- and you usually feel worse when lying down. The pain usually lasts up to an hour and then disappears, only to return again. Doctors still don't k

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  3. Migraine Management Remains Elusive

    June 8, 2000 (Bethesda, Md.) -- Researchers have unlocked some of the mysteries of migraines, offering patients and their physicians the potential to better manage the literal headaches that the disorder brings. The National Institutes of Health's (NIH's) National Institute of Neurological Disorders

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  4. Biofeedback May Help Kids With Migraines

    May 26, 2000 -- Migraines: They're not just for adults. In fact, experts have estimated that up to 5% of children struggle with this granddaddy of headaches. Unfortunately, if parents have them, chances are good that their children will get them, too. While most children's headaches are not dangerou

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  5. Migraine Prevention? Scientists Teach an Old Drug a New Trick

    By Ed SusmanWebMD Medical News May 8, 2000 (San Diego) -- There is new hope for people who suffer from migraine headaches -- especially those who have frequent, disabling attacks. Two drugs used to treat seizure disorders like epilepsy have been found to reduce the frequency of migraine attacks, acc

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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