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Migraine news this week: February 3
Catch up on the latest headlines.
Most "sinus headaches" are migraines! Doctors often misdiagnose a migraine as a sinus headache. It's important to find an informed doctor who can make a correct diagnosis and prescribe the right treatment. Use our lists to find a headache specialist near you.
HM is a rare form of migraine with stroke-like symptoms and temporary paralysis. He studied the hyper-excitability of neurons thought to be associated with HM. Using computer simulations, he evaluated 3.5 million compounds. He successfully identified six that could prevent the excessive brain activity that researchers think leads to HM.
This is the first step in developing new therapies to target the underlying mechanisms of HM. It could also point to new therapies for migraine in general.
They found that patients with chronic migraine had more symptoms of depression. Additionally, patients who were severely disabled by their headaches also had more depression, plus higher levels of anxiety and pain catastrophizing. These results will aid in understanding the connection between migraine and psychological disorders.