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Here's How Much Caffeine May Trigger a Migraine, According to a New Study

Recent research suggests that having more than two servings of caffeinated beverages such as coffee, tea and soda in a day is the tipping point at which caffeine becomes a migraine trigger. A serving is usually defined as eight ounces of coffee, six ounces of tea, 12 ounces of soda or two ounces of an energy drink. The study did not distinguish between types of caffeinated beverages.

Researchers running the small study asked 98 adults who suffered two to 15 migraines per month to log their caffeine intake twice a day for six weeks, along with information about other possible migraine triggers. It was found that one or two caffeinated beverages per day wasn’t statistically associated with a higher chance of migraine, but three or more was linked to a higher risk of headaches.

Further research is needed on the subject. The findings have been published in the American Journal of Medicine.

It can be both a treatment and a trigger

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Ocular migraine: Symptoms, causes, and risks

Ocular migraine causes visual disturbances, or aura, with or without the headache that tends to occur with typical migraine.

A recent article from Medical News Today discusses ocular migraines, what they are, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, and more.

People with ocular migraine experience migraine episodes with visual symptoms. These can occur with or without a headache. Learn more in this article.

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Scientists Have Developed a Promising New Migraine Medication

Researchers are working towards developing a new migraine medication.

The research has involved over 1,000 participants, 537 people received the medication (Rimegepant), and 535 received a placebo. FDA approval is still needed on the medication.

The new medication, rimegepant, could help the millions of Americans who suffer from migraine. Find out more here.

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5 Ways to Cope With Migraines at Work

Trying to manage a migraine at work? 🧠🤯 A recent article from TIME gives five tips for how to handle this situation.

Prevention is key — as is talking to your employer if you get frequent episodes

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The FDA has recently cleared a new medication for the treatment of cluster headaches.

According to the American Migraine Foundation, cluster headaches most often occur between the ages of 20 and 40, and they may affect as many as 1 million people in the United States.

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The FDA has recently approved a non-invasive wearable device for relief of acute migraines.

The FDA has recently approved a non-invasive wearable device for relief of acute migraines.

The device is known as Nerivio Migra and is worn on the upper arm. It uses smartphone-controlled electronic pulses to relieve migraine pain.

The device is for the acute treatment of migraine with or without aura in adults who don’t have chronic migraine.

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Ever Wondered What a Migraine Feels Like? Here's How a Doctor Describes It

A recent article from PopSugar discusses what migraines feel like. If you were to describe them to someone who does not get them, how would you describe a migraine? Share below!

Migraines are the bane of my existence. I’ve been getting headaches since I was 7 years old, but once I reached my teen years, those headaches started turning

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People Who Get Migraines Swear By These 13 Lifestyle Changes

A recent article from Bustle gives some tips for migraine relief from those who experience them. What are some lifestyle changes that have helped relieve your migraines? Share below!

If you experience migraines, you’ve probably heard all kinds of advice about what you should do to manage your condition. So how do you separate what actually works from total hype? You could try these 13 lifestyle changes that can help you manage…

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Refinery29 follows a migraine-sufferer on her journey with trying Botox

A recent article from Refinery29 follows a migraine-sufferer on her journey with trying a Botox treatment to help ease her migraines.

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Here's What Actually Happens In Your Brain When You Have A Migraine

🧠 Ever wonder what’s going on in your brain during a migraine? 🧠

An interesting recent article from Bustle provides some insight.

People are always quick to recommend painkillers to me as soon as they find out I get migraines. I think it comes from this misconception that migraines are just really bad headaches, which I was told over and over again my migraines were. But when…

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Fibromyalgia Prevalence Higher in Chronic Migraine Patients, Study Says

Association between chronic migraines & fibromyalgia? Read about research that shows chronic migraine patients have a higher prevalence of fibromyalgia, compared to those who get chronic tension headaches.

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How Stigma Can Affect Support Given to Those With Migraine

Migraine Stigma - have you been affected? There is much we can do to end the stigma that surrounds migraine.

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