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Migraine news this week: March 3
Catch up on the latest migraine news.
Unfortunately, it isn't that simple. MRF Medical Advisory Board member Dr. Amy Gelfand notes that it's difficult to find and afford true migraine acupuncture experts. We need more research to find effective, accessible treatments for everyone.
Hope for migraine sufferers? Epilepsy drug relieves seizure-like symptoms that cause blinding headaches.Doctors sometimes prescribe anti-seizure medications to chronic migraine patients. These epilepsy drugs help prevent migraines for some sufferers, but no one understands why they work.
In a new study, Dr. Stuart Cain used mice to test his theory about why these drugs help some sufferers. His findings supported his theory, which means researchers can investigate the topic further. This is the first step in understanding what causes migraine and finding better treatments.