Migraine news this week: November 19

Catch up on this week’s migraine headlines.

Migraine or tension headache? Knowing when to call the doctor could save your life

Do you have migraines, headaches, or something else? This article from Today will help you figure it out.

Chronic Pain and Opioids: How to Treat Your Migraines Safely

Research shows that opioids are not effective for migraine treatment, and they can even make migraines worse. They’re not a recommended treatment option. Migraine Again tells you how to avoid narcotics and where to get help if you need it.

Everything you ever wanted to know about migraines (but were in too much pain to ask)

The Guardian sums up what migraines are, why we don’t know more about them, what treatments are available, and more.

The Students of Boon Elementary School

You don’t have to be big to make a big impact by supporting the Migraine Research Foundation! Meet our youngest fundraisers ever.

Association of Migraine Disorders

Our friends and partners in research funding at the Association of Migraine Disorders launched their new website this week. Visit them and learn about their research program, their nonprofit collaborations, and how you can get involved.

There’s still time to do good for #GivingTuesday

There are less than two weeks until #GivingTuesday, the global day of giving that kicks off the holiday season. Learn about the easy ways to plan your fundraiser and get your friends and family to support migraine research.

Allowing Off-Label Data Would Do More to Protect Public Health

An interesting Op-Ed discusses the issues faced by migraine sufferers who are prescribed medications off-label to treat their migraines. The author argues that more public information would help doctors prescribe the right medications to their patients.