We are a family of migraine sufferers. My husband gets multiple migraines a week. His come with halos. My son suffers from migraines and once had such a terrible one he was hospitalized because they feared he had a brain tumor. I’ve been getting migraines since childhood and had an acute migraine attack that lasted 4 months last year. So I am always thrilled to talk to experts in the field of migraine and headache management to learn all I can about this debilitating genetic disease.
And yes, it’s a genetic disease. Did you know that??? Somehow I never realized that “migraine disease” is a thing that’s always present and that when we have “a migraine” what’s really happening is that we are suffering an acute attack of our ever-present disease.
That’s just one of the amazing aha moments I had in my incredible conversation with Dr. Amaal Starling, Associate Professor of Neurology and Consultant in the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science in Phoenix, Arizona. She knows so much about migraine and consistently blew my mind during our recent Facebook Live.
So if you suffer from migraines, watch and learn! Dr. Starling talks about the latest and greatest in acute migraine treatments and medications, how to keep your threshold high so you have fewer attacks, why it’s not good to just take over-the-counter meds every day and MORE vital info to manage your migraine disease.
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So stay well. Feel better. And I hope your migraine attacks are fewer and farther between. #migrainefacts2020