Migraine trigger identification and management is an integral part of Migraine management that's too often overlooked. Knowing the most common Migraine triggers is a great start toward identifying and avoiding as many as possible. While not all Migraine triggers are avoidable, some are. If we can identify avoidable triggers, we can actually avoid some Migraine attacks.
Using migraine medications safely is our responsibility, including prescriptions, OTC, and dietary supplements. "Natural” doesn't always mean "safe." They act as drugs in our bodies and have with precautions and potential side effects, too. Medications can do more harm than good if not used correctly.
It's a big day for people living with Migraine disease. For the first time in history, we have a treatment that was specifically developed to prevent Migraine attacks. Aimovig™ (erenumab-aooe) received FDA approval for the prevention of Migraine in patients experiencing four or more Migraine days per month.
GammaCore is now FDA-approved to treat migraine attacks. Gammacore is is a non-invasive vagus nerve stimulator. It's a hand-held device about the size of a cell phone that can be carried in a purse or backpack. Imagine putting a stop your next migraine attack with the push of a button. That dream is now possible.
Advances in delivery methods have made SPG blocks a more comfortable treatment option for intractable Migraine and Cluster Headache. SPG is short for sphenoplatine ganglion. According to the American Migraine Foundation, the sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) is a cluster of nerve fibers located inside the skull, behind the nose. It is responsible for the autonomic (involuntary) reflexes that cause nasal congestion and discharge, plus tearing of the eyes. It also has connections to the trigeminal nerve and brain stem, which are both involved in Migraine and Cluster Headache attacks.
The SpringTMS device from eNeura was approved by the FDA for the acute treatment of Migraine with Aura on May 23, 2014. On September 7, 2017, it received FDA approval for the preventive treatment of Migraine, making it the only device with FDA approval for both acute and preventive treatment.