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  • Migraine at Work (2)
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    Each year in the United States, 113 million workdays are lost due to migraine. We outlined the series of steps you need to take to make sure the conversation you have with your boss about your migraine is a positive experience and results in a solution that works for everyone.

  • What to Do After the Diagnosis (2)
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    Migraine is a disabling disease that impacts more than 37 million Americans. To help those coping with a recent diagnosis, lean on this guide to show you how to communicate your needs to your support network, better understand your diagnosis, and take care of yourself by finding hope through pain.

  • What Type of Headache do You Have
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    There are over 100 different types of headaches, so pinpointing which one is ailing you can take some time, and probably a visit with a headache specialist. Use our guide to help narrow down the most common types of migraine.

  • Applying for Social Secuirty Disability Income
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    When your migraine is so debilitating it keeps you from holding down a full-time job, filing for disability is an option worth exploring. Start by reading about the current disability laws, what to expect after filing, and how to discuss your options with your employer.

  • Emergency Room Guide for Migraine Patients
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    Between finding the energy to leave the house and the stigma associated with migraine, many patients never seek the proper medical attention and treatment for their illness. To help you prepare, we created this guide to make sure you get the help, care and answers you need and deserve should you ever find yourself in the emergency room because of a migraine.

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    It’s not uncommon for migraine patients to notice that their symptoms correspond with certain food triggers. However, which foods or ingredients contribute to head pain varies widely from person to person. Our guide will help you examine your eating habits, maintain a balanced diet and identify patterns that could help reduce migraine attacks.

  • AMF Are You At Risk For Chronic Migraine_
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    Is your migraine becoming more intense or frequent? With our guide, you will learn to define episodic and chronic migraine by intensity and frequency, recognize the symptoms that your migraine is progressing, and reduce the progression of your migraine. Esta guía también está disponible en español. Descárgala aquí.

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    Does your child have migraine? Early diagnosis, open dialogue and a specialized treatment plan can equip you and your child with the tools needed to best manage their migraine. Download our guide to learn how to identify the signs, maintain a productive dialogue and practice good headache habits.

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    Do you know what medical and lifestyle factors contribute to your migraine? Find out how understanding your factors and practicing good migraine hygiene can help reduce the chance of a migraine attack and assist your doctor in creating an effective migraine plan. Esta guía también está disponible en español. Descárgala aquí.

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    What are nutraceuticals, and how might they impact migraine treatment? If you’re thinking about adding a nutraceutical to your treatment, it’s important to know your options and potential benefits and risks. Download our guide to nutraceuticals for migraine to get started on your research and prepare for a talk with your doctor about alternative treatment.

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    You don't have to be a neurologist to know how to support someone in your life who is living with migraine. There are several ways to show your loved one living with migraine that you're there for them on the good days and the bad. Download our guide to being part of a migraine support system and learn more about what you can do to as a close friend or family member.

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    Migraine is a complex disease, and no two cases of are the same. A headache specialist can become an important member of your support team from diagnosing your specific kind of migraine to creating a custom treatment plan. How do you know when it's time to seek out a headache specialist? Our introductory guide will help you determine if it's time to make your first appointment, when you should go and what you can do to prepare for your visit.

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    The onset of a migraine can be scary. Occasionally, going to the emergency room is the safest course of action. But when it isn't, the trip could unnecessarily aggravate migraine symptoms instead. How do you know if your migraine attack necessitates a visit to the emergency room? Our survival guide will help you answer that question, as well as give information on how to be prepared for an ER trip and make it as productive as possible.

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    While sports and other recreational activities provide several benefits to kids, many of them do carry a risk of head injury. Download our guide to know what symptoms to watch out for and what to do if you think your child may have sustained a head injury. Additionally, we review some of the common terms and myths surrounding concussion and post-traumatic headache.

  • understanding-migraine-medications
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    Choosing the right migraine treatment for yourself can seem daunting. There are lots of options, and each person is unique. Download our guide to learn about the different types of acute and preventative medications that are on the market and help determine the best treatment option for you.

  • Managing Migraine During the Holidays
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    While the holidays are an exciting opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family, they also come with many common migraine triggers, such as stress, alcohol, and strong fragrances. Make the most of this holiday season by prioritizing self-care. Our guide offers advice on how to deal with common holiday triggers and how to advocate for yourself in difficult social situations.

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    The recently released anti-CGRP treatments are the first preventive medication designed specifically to treat migraine in over 50 years. They represent an exciting new frontier in the field of headache disorders and have shown promising results in clinical trials. Our guide offers an overview on what CGRP is, who is an ideal candidate for treatment with this method, and what patients can expect if they choose to pursue this treatment option.

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    Dealing with pediatric migraine can significantly affect a child's ability to focus in class and keep up with their peers. However, a few key accommodations can make a big difference, helping the child manage their migraine and allowing them a chance to thrive. Our guide offers tips to help parents and schools work together to offer the best possible experience for children living with migraine.

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    Your head hurts constantly. You can't explain the accompanying symptoms. You suspect you have migraine. It's time to talk to your healthcare provider. This guide will help you start the conversation with your doctor so that you receive the care you need. From setting goals to describing pain, this guide maps out the conversation with your doctor.

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