1. Not dead yet!

    Stigma in Disability benefits for people with Migraine

    There was a migraine summit earlier this year and one of the speakers made a very good case for how people with the disease of migraine headaches are systematically stigmatized, not so much in society, but throughout the medical system. For instance Worker's Comp only compensates for 5% of a...
  2. Cort

    New Migraine Drugs Provide Hope for ME/CFS and FM Patients

    Some studies suggest migraine - a condition that includes severe headaches, sensitivity to stimuli and often produces severe fatigue - may be rampant in chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and FM. In fact, some doctors use migraine drugs to reduce other symptoms in ME/CFS/FM. The high...
  3. Cort

    Migraine: More Similarities to FM and ME/CFS Than One Might Think

    Migraine may be very common in FM and ME/CFS. In fact its possible migraine may be the most common co-morbid disorder in FM.... A article on migraine in the New York Times brought up a bunch of interesting commonalities in these diseases...
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    OI and hypoxia

    I was watching some of the media on this website and a question arose. Not specifically about the media, but they'd described Orthostatic Intolerance, where a person faints or has a dizzy spell upon changing body position from lying down to sitting to standing. Apparently the blood pressure...
  5. Cort

    The Lifesaver: ME/CFS/FM Patient Finds Simple Way to Get Sleep

    Hand Warming For Better Sleep This cheap and easy way to turn down her stress response and help her sleep was a life-saver for Darden and her ME/CFS and fibromyalgia. It's also been used with success in migraine. Fight or Flight Stopper Darden's wired and tiredness has caused her sleep...
  6. Cort

    Got Migraines? Check Your Thyroid

    It's not placebo controlled but this study suggests that migraineurs with "subclinical hypothyroidism" (probably common on ME/CFS) may be able to substantially benefit from thyroid medication. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/882456?src=wnl_edit_tpal&uac=223754CV
  7. Cort

    Migraine Summit Poses Opportunities For Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients

    A Different Kind of Summit Online Health Summits have become something of a big deal over the past couple of years. They provide patients free access (if they watch them each day) to ideas and therapies they might not have. They've also become somewhat predictable in their lineups of...

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