The Migraine Brain

Author: Carolyn Bernstein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 141654769X
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Draws on the latest scientific findings to identify the unique characteristics, chemical makeups, and structural differences of migraine-prone brains, offering insight into the role of the central nervous system while outlining a ...

The Migraine Brain

Author: David Borsook
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019975456X
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It also includes details on modulation of the brain using such techniques as TMS. The book concludes with a discussion of future uses of imaging in the diagnosis and treatment of migraines and other headaches.

The Migraine Solution

Author: Paul Rizzoli, M.D.
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1429938250
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One company is working on developing a portable device that looks something
like a small hairdryer and generates a focused, single magnetic pulse when
applied over the scalp, which induces a mild electric current in the back of the
brain. Some physicians and migraine experts believe this targeted signal might
short-circuit the hyperexcitability in areas of the brain associated with migraines.
While an intriguing idea, magnetic stimulation is in the early phases of testing
and, except in ...

The Woman S Guide To Managing Migraine

Author: Susan Hutchinson MD
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199323992
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The “Ferrari” Brain What is it that migraine individuals inherit? What is the result
of this genetic variant that may be linked to common migraine? As a migraine
sufferer, my favorite metaphor is of the “Ferrari” brain. I like to explain that the
individual who has migraine has inherited a brain that tends to be very sensitive
to internal or external changes. Such changes can set off a cascade of events (
discussed in Chapter 3) that cause the migraine episode. The brain of someone
with ...

The Migraine Miracle

Author: Josh Turknett
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1608828778
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To neurologists, there are many similarities between migraines and seizures.
Both are episodic. Both reflect temporary changes in brain states, often with
localized neurochemical disturbances. Both are provoked by many of the same
things: stress, erratic sleep cycles, stimulants, and sedatives. Both are
suppressed to some extent by medications that calm “overactive” brain cells.
Since the 1920s, the ketogenic diet has been a powerful tool in treating children
who have intractable ...

100 Questions And Answers About Migraine

Author: Katherine A. Henry
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 0763786934
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A second reason why migraineurs might have higher rates of depression is
because both depression and migraines involve changes in certain brain
neurochemicals, particularly neurotransmitters called norepinephrine and
serotonin. Serotonin is among a class of neurochemicals believed to play a major
role in the regulation of mood and pain. Depression and migraine sufferers both
share a reduction in serotonin levels in the brain. This neurochemical
vulnerability predisposes a ...

The Vitamin Cure For Migraines

Author: Steve Hickey
Publisher: Basic Health Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 9781591202677
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—Sir Thomas Clifford Allbutt (1836-1925) THE MIGRAINE BRAIN While the brain
itself does not feel pain, the large trigeminal nerve is sensitive. This nerve is
responsible for sensation in the face and for certain motor functions, such as
chewing and swallowing. It transmits pain signals from the meningeal
membranes that surround the brain. Pain from the meninges, or the associated
blood vessels, is transmitted to the brain stem. In the aura phase, a wave of
spreading depression in ...

Feuer Im Kopf

Author: Susannah Cahalan
Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag
ISBN: 3864155029
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Susannah Cahalan ist jung, attraktiv, frisch verliebt, eine aufstrebende Journalistin – und gerät über Nacht in den schlimmsten Albtraum ihres Lebens.

Not Tonight

Author: Joanna Kempner
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022617915X
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Migraine. Brain. Heather. Zanitsch, a migraine advocate, has a story similar to
most ofthe bloggers that I interviewed.1 Her doctor diagnosed her with migraine
at age twelve or thirteen, told her to take over-the-counter analgesics, and to rest
when she had a migraine. She followed his rather unhelpful advice for years, but
her condition detoriorated until eventually she was getting a migraine every day.
No one took her pain seriously, which she guessed was “because I used to
complain ...

Migraine A Neuroinflammatory Disease

Author: Egilius L.H. Spierings
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3034881312
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Pain 84: 389–395 Goldstein DJ, Wang O, Saper JR et al (1997) Ineffectiveness of
neurokinin-1 antagonist in acute migraine: a crossover study. Cephalalgia 17:
785–790 May A, Shepheard SL, Knorr M et al (1998) Retinal plasma
extravasation in animals but not in humans: implications for the pathophysiology
of migraine. Brain 121: 1231–1237 Pappagalo M, SzaboZ, Esposito Get al (1999)
Imaging neurogenic inflammation in patients with migraine headaches (abstract).
Neurology ...