Your commitment to pushing migraine to the forefront of conversation brings us closer to finding a cure for this disabling disease. This year’s Headache on the Hill event by the Alliance for Headache Disorders #Advocacy exemplified patient advocacy in action. Check out the highlights of #HOH2018 in this article. #LinkInBio⠀
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You are not alone. Join our community of people living with migraine to share your experiences with people who truly understand.
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Check out the winning video from the first #MigraineMoment film contest. "This Day" by Anna Eidt depicts her life with migraine and shines a light on what it means to live with a disabling disease. Tell your migraine story by entering the contest via the link in bio. #throwbackthursday #tbt
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For some people living with migraine, the "migraine hangover" can be worse than the attack itself. Get the scoop on #postdrome, its symptoms, and tips to reduce your risk of a migraine hangover on our blog.
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This is scarily accurate... and couldn't have come up on my Feed at a more appropriate time. Via @migraine_support . . . #ifyouknowyouknow #migraine #migrainecure #headache #worstivehadit #migrainecommunity #chronicpain #bedrest #painkillers #bainofmylife #alsoihatepeople
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Studies estimate that 2.5% of people with episodic migraine will transition to #chronicmigraine every year. Learn how to spot the signs that your migraine is progressing, and how to reduce your risk factors, by downloading our guide. ⠀
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The transgender population is very underserved when it comes to migraine treatment and research. Dr. Barbara Nye explains how headache medicine is evolving to better treat this population. Click the link to learn more.
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For me, this is an easy one. The most difficult aspect of living with chronic migraine, is the pain. The never-ending pain with no break takes a toll on the body both physically and mentally. It’s exhausting.
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#SanFrancisco! Join us on February 24 to support your loved ones living with migraine or advocate for yourself at @MilesForMigraine’s Education Day. Find community and learn coping strategies with local doctors and providers. Learn more and register here.
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When you live with an invisible illness, acts of kindness, no matter how small, can mean the world to you. Tomorrow is #RandomActsofKindnessDay: celebrate by extending a kind hand to someone living with migraine. Handle a chore, make a migraine-friendly meal or just remind them that they matter. Together, we are as relentless as migraine.
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The #MoveAgainstMigraine support group connects people with migraine together and shares doctor-sourced information and resources to help them manage their symptoms. Become part of our community today.
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Here are some highlights of #HOH2018, a two-day lobbying event that aimed to generate legislative support for The Opioids and STOP Pain Initiatives Act (H.R.4733 / S.2260). Over 150 advocates came to D.C. to visit countless congressional offices and told their stories about migraine, headache and other chronic pain. Thank you for helping us #MoveAgainstMigraine.⠀ ⠀ Click the link in bio to write an email in support of The Opioids and STOP Pain Initiatives Act. ⠀
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Hormones play a role in migraine, which is why migraine is more prevalent in women than in men. Dr. Shamin Masrour shines a spotlight on migraine patterns specific to women and offers advice for treating hormonal migraine in this article from our resource library.
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Happy Mardi Gras! Thanks to the holiday and my school having their Valentine’s Parties today (so many cupcakes to avoid) I was craving something sweet. We came up with this tasty and relatively healthy treat which was perfect with some apple slices! 😋 . . . Guilt-Free Maple Cookie Dough Dip 🍪 1/2 c coconut flour 1/4 c oats 4 T peanut butter 2 packets stevia 1/8 t maple extract 1/2 c (ish) milk, until dough-like . . . . . #keto #sweettooth #mardigras #chronicmigraine #migraineur #migrainewarrior #migrainecommunity #migrainepain #migrainesupport #mentalhealth #anxiety #chronicillness #invisibleillness #spoonie #livelifetothefullest
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Last month, members of #MoveAgainstMigraine shared their New Year's resolutions to better manage their migraine. Read through our post to get inspired and to find AMF resources that will help you reach your goals.
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Can you imagine having more migraine days than pain-free days? That’s the reality for millions of people living with #chronicmigraine across the country. Dr. Amaal Starling discusses signs that your migraine may be progressing from episodic to chronic, available treatment options and more in this article on our site.
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Save the date! @MilesforMigraine is hosting a walk/run on Feb 17 at Adobe Dam Regional Park in #Phoenix, AZ. Come out and participate in our 2-mile walk, or 5K /10K walk/run to raise money and awareness for migraine treatment. Click the link in bio for more details.
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Researchers suspect that #CGRP proteins in the brain are the underlying cause of migraine and new medicines might hit the market in a few months. Dr. Amaal Starling gave an overview of this new treatment and answered our members’ questions. Watch her presentation and read a recap via the link in bio.
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Words can’t always capture the reality of living with migraine, #cluster and severe headache. Help us convey the nuances of life with these invisible illnesses by entering @amfmigraine and @ahsheadache’s 3rd annual Migraine Moment Short Film Contest. Visit our site for more details.
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Interested in migraine advocacy efforts? You don’t want to miss our upcoming Facebook Live. Our migraine warriors and patient advocates will be joining us LIVE from D.C. this Sunday, February 11 at 5:30pm EST to talk about #HOH2018. Tune in to learn more and #MoveAgainstMigraine
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I went to my dentist last week and after I described my migraines he suggested fitting me for a custom-fitted nightguard. He thinks I might be grinding my teeth, thus causing migraines during the night. Has anyone been fitted for one before or used a nightguard? Any success? 🤔 . . . . . #nightguard #tmj #migraine #chronicmigraine #migraineur #migrainewarrior #migrainecommunity #migrainepain #migrainesupport #mentalhealth #anxiety #chronicillness #invisibleillness #spoonie #livelifetothefullest
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We believe that doctor-sourced, up-to-date information is a valuable tool for migraine management. Understanding the phases of migraine attack can help you identify and treat your symptoms earlier to mitigate pain. Visit our website via #linkinbio for a helpful #infographic to help you better understand your migraine. ⠀
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Every Thursday, the AMF hosts a Facebook Live on myriad topics ranging from exploring new treatments to explaining specific headache types. If you missed one you wanted to watch, we have good news! The videos live on our Facebook page and we'll also be posting recaps, like this one on #neuromodulation devices.
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Are you tired of constantly explaining what migraine feels like to your friends and family? Consider entering @amfmigraine and @ahsheadache’s 3rd Annual #MigraineMoment Short Film Contest to raise awareness and teach people about migraine. Watch a clip from last year’s winner and submit your video via the link in bio. #FilmContest #Documentary
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Finally worked out after weeks of painkillers and migraines so therefore I’m ready for the olympics. (@olive_the_frenchiee is proud of me) •••••••On a side note, my goal this year before my 28th birthday is to at least make headway in my struggle with migraines. •••••••I’ve been suffering with them for 18 years. As I’ve gotten older they’ve gotten worse. I’ve tried dozens of medications, diets, workouts, and even a surgery. This isn’t a pity post but I’m on the search to find fellow #mig#migrainesufferers or support groups through Instagram- I’ve started following #migraineprofessionals as well- just want to let other #mig#migrainewarrior> know you’re not alone and I’m with you in the daily battle with an #invisibleillness (just because you can’t see me bleeding doesn’t mean I’m not exploding inside) I want to figure my own body out before I think about children, and raising a family with @bmar32 - and I’m #settingintentions for the next few years before my 28th birthday which happens to fall on a #fullflowermoon on #May29th 🌝🌸 #realstagram #migrainesufferer #migraineawareness #migrainecommunity #28thyear #migrainelife #frenchiesofinstagram #frenchiestretch #migrainewarrior #frogdog
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Many people living with migraine suffer from more than the migraine itself. Last night, Dr. Nate Bennett explained the phenomenon of comorbidity and answered questions about common emotional and pain syndromes comorbid with migraine. Watch his video through the link in bio. ⠀
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Just because you aren’t attending Headache on the Hill in D.C. doesn't mean you can’t help advocate for the more than 36 million people living with migraine. Visit our blog to learn how to keep up with #HOH2018 and help push headache and migraine to the forefront of conversation.
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The American Migraine Foundation is committed to spreading awareness and understanding about the realities of migraine. Raising your voices and sharing your stories is essential to our cause. Visit our website to #MoveAgainstMigraine and tell your story today.⠀
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Women are 3 times more likely to have migraine than men, making the intersection of migraine and pregnancy an important area to study. Dr. Matthew Robbins provides helpful information about how migraine affects pregnancy, hormones and medication in this article.
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What if you could make a video that changed the way people understand migraine? Dr. Bert Vargas will speak to us LIVE TONIGHT Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 9pm EST about the 3rd Annual #MigraineMoment Short Film Contest. Tune in TONIGHT to learn how you can participate and win $2,500. ⠀
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The relationship between food and migraine is complicated, but there are foods you can avoid and habits you can adopt to improve your symptoms. We put together a meal-planning guide to help. Download your copy on our website now.⠀
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#Comorbidity is when one medical condition is often accompanied by a second condition. Migraine often appears alongside other conditions, a phenomenon Dr. Nate Bennett will explore in a Facebook Live chat this week. Tune in to the AMF page this Thursday, Feb. 1 at 8 p.m. EST for answers to your questions.
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This is the #facebook #mig#migrainep i administrate for. I am one of four admins, and this group is home to over 11k migraine sufferers. It’s a great community created by Lisa Jacobson, owner of @thedailymigraine . . . #migraine #migrainedisease #migraineawareness #migrainecommunity
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Guys. These sweet potato nachos were the bomb.com! I guess it helps to have a husband who learned how to make homemade guac growing up 👌🏽😋 What low-carb substitutes do you all love?? . . . . . #keto #lchf #cleaneating #migraine #chronicmigraine #migraineur #migrainewarrior #migrainecommunity #migrainepain #migrainesupport #mentalhealth #anxiety #chronicillness #invisibleillness #spoonie #livelifetothefullest
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Caring for a new baby can be a nightmare, especially if you’re also dealing with postpartum headache. Learn more about this type of headache and how to mitigate some of its effects from Dr. Angeliki Vgontzas in our latest article.
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While 12% of the American population lives with migraine, it remains a misunderstood and underfunded disease. We collaborate with doctors, researchers and patients to educate the public about migraine and support groundbreaking research that could lead us to a cure. We can't do this work without your support. Consider making a donation to the American Migraine Foundation today. #MoveAgainstMigraine
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Research has revealed that hormones play a key role in migraine, which could explain why women are three times more likely to have migraine than men. Learn more about the connection between migraine and hormones and how to treat hormonal migraine in our latest blog.⠀
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A recent @barrowneuro study has found that more than 40% of Arizonans suffer headaches triggered by a change in the weather. ☔️💦 Summer monsoons bring with them a change in barometric pressure which can cause imbalances in brain chemicals and prompt headaches and severe migraines. 📲 Learn more about the Jan & Tom Lewis Migraine Treatment Program at the link in our bio! 📲
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Congrats, you survived Monday! 👏🏼Sending you all good vibes as we continue into the week. New blog post is up, “The haves and have nots” (of migraine that is!) . . . . . #mig#migraineover #recoveryday #migraine #chronicmigraine #migraineur #migrainewarrior #migrainecommunity #migrainepain #migrainesupport #mentalhealth #anxiety #chronicillness #invisibleillness #spoonie #livelifetothefullest
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Finding a headache specialist who understands can make all the difference in your migraine treatment journey. The American Migraine Foundation is committed to connecting patients with the resources they need and the care that they deserve. Use our find a doctor tool to find a headache specialist near you.
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Migraine recovery day. Oof this one was a doozy, but I’m grateful for friends who are understanding when I have to cancel last minute plans, a husband who takes care of me (and cooked me eggs and bacon this morning 😋), and for my newest migraine-fighting tool, this AMAZING flaxseed pillow by @perfection_collection . It stayed cold after being in the freezer and the pressure felt great! . . . . . #mig#migraineover #recoveryday #migraine #chronicmigraine #migraineur #migrainewarrior #migrainecommunity #migrainepain #migrainesupport #mentalhealth #anxiety #chronicillness #invisibleillness #spoonie #livelifetothefullest
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Traumatic brain injuries or concussions sustained during sports or accidents can cause post-traumatic headache. Join us on the American Migraine Foundation's Facebook page this Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 8:30 p.m. EST to learn more about post-traumatic headaches and concussions from Dr. Bert Vargas.
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ANNOUNCEMENT! ⠀ The 3rd Annual #MigraineMoment Short Film Contest is now open for submissions! Your submission will join the chorus of voices supporting and advocating for people with migraine, and could win a grand prize of $2,500 cash and travel/hotel to present at the AHS Scientific Meeting in San Francisco, CA! Best of luck! Click the link in bio to learn more.
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Do you have a #LifeHack that helps you avoid migraine triggers, manage your symptoms or keep track of your headache days? Help us create a list of #MigraineHacks by sharing your tips and maybe pick up a few new ones along the way.
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What is really happening in your body when you experience a migraine? This new article on our blog breaks down each stage of a migraine and explains the biological processes behind it.
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So this guy right here⬇️....came off of 3 migraine medications and anxiety meds.🙃😛 Fricken amazing because so many of you suffer from both. Have a look at Jerry's story about how Hempworx CBD 🌱gave him back quality of life. Migraines virtually gone! Hempworx CBD oil changed my life! So here is my story. I have been suffering with migraines since I was in first grade. I have recent headache logs saved in my phone for a Migraine Doctor and my General Physician. My logs show anywhere from 12-16 headaches, most of them migraines a month. After taking CBD oil 6 to 8 drops under my tongue in the morning and at night, I now only have 2-3 headaches a month!!!! and they are very mild and I am able to function and go back to work with in a few hours. In the past I would be out for a day or two with a migraine headache and not able to function. This my friend is life altering results for me! I have stopped taking 3 migraine medications and my anxiety pill. Additional results are, I sleep more sound and virtually have no pain after going to the skatepark and skateboarding for hours. (age 45) The next day I wake up pain free where I used to have aches, pains and locked up! I also vape it when I get stressed. I have been studying CBD like crazy since I started taking it 5/29/2017. Why didn't I learn about this sooner? Have fantastic day! Jerry To order your Hempworx peppermint CBD 500 www.hempworx.com/ThatHempyChick #mig#migrain> #headachessucks #mig#migrainessuck #migraines #migrainesucks #migrainelife #migrain #migrainerelief #migrainegoaway #migrainegirl #migrainegang #migrainegone #migraineday #migrainediet #migrainedisease #migrainedays #migrainekiller #killermigraine #migrainecure #migrainecommunity #migrainemagick #migraineproblems #migrainepain #migrainetriggers #migrainethuglife #migrainehell #migrainehelp #askmequestions #thathempychick
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So this guy right here⬇️....came off of 3 migraine medications and anxiety meds.🙃😛 Fricken amazing because so many of you suffer from both. Have a look at Jerry's story about how Hempworx CBD 🌱gave him back quality of life. Migraines virtually gone! Hempworx CBD oil changed my life! So here is my story. I have been suffering with migraines since I was in first grade. I have recent headache logs saved in my phone for a Migraine Doctor and my General Physician. My logs show anywhere from 12-16 headaches, most of them migraines a month. After taking CBD oil 6 to 8 drops under my tongue in the morning and at night, I now only have 2-3 headaches a month!!!! and they are very mild and I am able to function and go back to work with in a few hours. In the past I would be out for a day or two with a migraine headache and not able to function. This my friend is life altering results for me! I have stopped taking 3 migraine medications and my anxiety pill. Additional results are, I sleep more sound and virtually have no pain after going to the skatepark and skateboarding for hours. (age 45) The next day I wake up pain free where I used to have aches, pains and locked up! I also vape it when I get stressed. I have been studying CBD like crazy since I started taking it 5/29/2017. Why didn't I learn about this sooner? Have fantastic day! Jerry To order your Hempworx peppermint CBD 500 www.hempworx.com/ThatHempyChick #mig#migrain> #headachessucks #mig#migraines #migraines #migrainesucks #migrainelife #migrain #migrainerelief #migrainegoaway #migrainegirl #migrainegang #migrainegone #migraineday #migrainediet #migrainedisease #migrainedays #migrainekiller #killermigraine #migrainecure #migrainecommunity #migrainemagick #migraineproblems #migrainepain #migrainetriggers #migrainethuglife #migrainehell #migrainehelp #askmequestions #thathempychick
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Meditation is a powerful form of stress relief that includes taking inventory of your current state of mind. Since stress is a common migraine trigger, meditation can help reduce the frequency and symptoms of stress-related headaches for some. Read more about meditation in our resource library. ⠀
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