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There is no condition of such magnitude - yet so shrouded in myth, misinformation, and mistreatment - as migraine.
— Joel R. Saper, MD, Chair, MRF Medical Advisory Board


Here are additional resources that provide further information about migraine, including:


Doctors Certified in Headache Medicine

To assist migraine sufferers and their families, the Migraine Research Foundation has updated its list of doctors who have been certified in Headache Medicine to now include patient age information. Our list is organized by city and state and includes phone numbers so you can find a doctor and make an appointment. 

The United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS), an independent, non-profit, professional medical organization, administers the certification test. The primary mission of UCNS is to accredit training programs in neurologic sub-specialties (including headache medicine) and to certify competence in physicians who have passed a special examination in the sub-specialty.

The Migraine Research Foundation applauds the work of UCNS to enhance the quality of headache training that benefits both doctors and patients. For more information on UCNS visit www.ucns.org.

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Children’s Headache Dcotors

MRF‘s newly expanded list of Children’s Headache Doctors now includes patient age information! Now you can find doctors who will treat kids.

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Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy
| www.allianceforheadacheadvocacy.org

American Council for Headache Education

| www.achenet.org

American Headache Society
| www.AmericanHeadacheSociety.org

Association of Migraine Disorders
| www.migrainedisorders.org

Headache Australia

| www.headacheaustralia.org.au

Headache Cooperative of New England
| www.hacoop.org


National Headache Foundation

| www.headaches.org

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
is a part of National Institutes of Health


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Prescription Payment Assistance

Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs) provide free or low-cost medications to people who need help paying for treatment. Each program has its own eligibility guidelines. The following websites contain information about medication assistance and directories of PAPs.


Partnership for Prescription Assistance


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Websites and Blogs

For migraine headache forecast, enter location, move cursor over forecast but don’t click, roll to the Health column, and click on migraine headache.

ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials. This information should be used in conjunction with advice from health care professionals.

CureTogether helps people anonymously track and compare health data, to better understand their bodies, make more informed treatment decisions and contribute data to research.

Information about seemingly safe, prescription drugs and medical devices that could negatively impact your health.

Headache and Migraine News
Thoughts and information about the latest news in the world of migraine, cluster headache and other headache treatment around the world.

Health Central/My Migraine Connection
MRF is a partner in this site, where Health seekers and experts share real life health experiences and information.

Know Your Dose
With hundreds of medicines, it’s important to know if acetaminophen is in your medicine and to use it safely.

An online community dedicated exclusively to migraine and headache. Articles, discussion boards, interactive polls, and more.

A private community of migraineurs and headache patients, and those who love them.

Weekly podcast providing information and support about Migraine disease and related issues.

Migraine-Free Cooking!
This site contains cooking recipes for migraine sufferers. The recipes contain no MSG, nitrates, nitrites, sulfites, tyramine, chocolate, or caffeine. All recipes are created by Heidi Gunderson.

Migraine Talk
A forum that provides a free access point for sufferers to engage in discussion.

Putting Our Heads Together
Educational, support, and advocacy information for those who suffer from headaches and Migraine disease.

Information about how to apply for social security disability for chronic migraine sufferers. http://www.disability-benefits-help.org/disabling-conditions/chronic-migraines

A Social Security and Disability resource website that helps individuals and families understand their rights, what they are entitled to and how to qualify for benefits.

Yoga for Migraine Headaches
A collection of instructional videos that can be used for migraine relief.

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Children and Adolescents

A website to help children cope with chronic pain.

Migraine and Me
A site for children that provides information about migraine symptoms and treatment.

A website that connects suffering teens.

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Cephalalgia, An International Journal of Headache
International Headache Society
[email protected] (USA)

Chronic Pain: Hope Through Research
Chronic pain information page compiled by NINDS: www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/chronic_pain/detail_chronic_pain.htm

Clinician – 21st Century Prevention and Management of Migraine Headaches
Summary of a workshop on 21st Century Prevention and Management of Migraine Headaches:

Headache, The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Official Publication of the American Headache Society

Headache – Hope Through Research
Information about headaches, including Migraine, compiled by NINDS:

Neurology Now
The American Academy of Neurology’s (AAN) patient-education magazine, covers a wide range of neurologic disorders—including headache/migraine—in a variety of formats: news, personal features, resources, and more.

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Listings and Third Party Links
This site contains listings and links to third-party web sites or resources. They are provided to help you identify and locate other resources of potential interest. They are not intended to imply that the Migraine Research Foundation endorses or controls the individuals or entities included in the listings or the linked-to sites or verifies the accuracy of the information contained in such listings or sites. The Migraine Research Foundation makes no representation or warranty concerning these listings, sites or resources and is not responsible for their content or operation.

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