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The Migrainer
🔼 This video ☯️☮️💟 is all about feeling better. This is the kind of thing that could make you want to wait for doctors! If you’ve ever had a chair massage you know they can hit the spot, especially when they’re free. This is what’s going on at the New England Institute for Neurology &...
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↗️ This video is about a new form of CGRP-blocking treatment – CGRP-blocking pills – in the works at Biohaven Pharmaceuticals and Allergan. Dr. Peter McAllister of the New England Institute for Neurology & Headache says he’s hoping they will be an option he can offer patients within a year. In clinical trial at New...
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Be honest, do you take your cellphone to bed? Do you check out Instagram or YouTube one more time, or catch up on emails? Today we’re hearing from doctors at NEINH – New England Institute for Neurology & Headache – what we can do to improve our quality of life, cut down on headaches, and...
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“It was like an ice pick was right in my head, the pain was unbelievable,” says Margie Bliga Margie Bliga says she’s been hit with migraine headaches almost every day for 24 years. And she’s not the only one. Dr. Peter McAllister, of New England Institute for Neurology & Headache says, “Chronic migraine, 15 or...
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While putting together this video blog I was laughing at myself. What a hypocrite! I am anxious to get you these soundbites from doctors outlining exact headache triggers, thinking the information may help you out of a painful cycle… only to realize I’m drinking too much coffee (they spell out exactly how much is too...
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If you’re a frequent migraine sufferer and find yourself reaching for medication to stem the pain and nausea often, your doctor probably brought up the option of taking one of the new CGRP blockers. If the cost of it scared you off at first, listen to this: “Now you can get it for free” ~...
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It seems TV reporter Ali Warshavsky never stops…  delivering live TV reports, coaching sports, and making time for the VIPs in her life! Plus, see that smile that screams authentic. It is. This is starting to sound like a LinkedIn reference, haha. I’ve known Ali for years, and those awesome posts you see on her...
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Many doctors see CGRP blockers, a whole new type of treatment for migraine, as a treatment breakthrough. So you can bet migraine patients have questions.  They had a chance to ask about CGRP blocking drugs at a recent Migraine & Me talk by Dr. Peter McAllister of NEINH. The post Migraine Doctor Q&A on Breakthrough...
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“The World Health Organization says migraine is in the top 10 most disabiling medical conditions on the planet,” says Dr. Peter McAllister, of New England Institute for Neurology & Headache. (Click on above for video.) Which is where the newest weapon in the fight against migraine comes in. This once a month shot, Aimovig,  is...
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To figure out if sweets (like chocolate, for example, argh!) or any other foods or drinks trigger your migraines, the National Headache Foundation suggests you “Be your own expert by keeping a log of the foods you have eaten before a migraine attack, and see whether the removal of these foods from your diet reduces...
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