Migraine news this week: February 17

Catch up on the headlines.

The Vestibular Migraine Mystery

Do you get dizzy when you have a headache? And feel sensitive to light or sound? Do you get disoriented in store aisles? Read about vestibular migraine from our friends at the Association of Migraine Disorders and visit a headache specialist if it sounds like you.

Not to Blame and Not a Victim

It’s easy for migraine sufferers to fall into the trap of blaming themselves for their symptoms, or feeling like a victim with their loved ones. But neither of those will help you feel better. MRF Ambassador Lisa Benson writes about how to to avoid these pitfalls, and why it’s important to keep an open mind.

Infographic: Healthcare Spending Associated with Migraine Patients

There’s a new organization called The Headache & Migraine Policy Forum focused on advancing public policies to support migraine sufferers. Their infographic looks at the cost of treating chronic migraine, and shows why it’s so important that doctors take a “whole person” approach for sufferers.

The Headache

In a moving essay on Femsplain, one woman tells of how she’s lived the past 12 years with a headache that has never gone away. “I don’t let it defeat me,” she says, “I won’t let it defeat me.”

Stopping migraines before they start

Pharmaceutical companies are racing to develop new medications to help prevent migraine. These drugs will all target a peptide called CGRP. Alder Biopharmaceuticals is currently recruiting participants in their clinical trial of the new drug. Read about the trial and find out how you can participate.

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