Valproate Anti-seizure Products Contraindicated for Migraine Prevention in Pregnant Women
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising healthcare professionals and women that the anti-seizure medication valproate sodium and related products, valproic acid and divalproex sodium, are contraindicated and should not be taken by pregnant women for the prevention of migraine headaches.
A Pregnancy Dilemma for a Medication?
Some medications are linked to disorders such as autism or to birth defects when taken during pregnancy. However, that risk must also be balanced against the medication's benefits.
What Do Colic and Migraines Share?
It's normal for a baby to cry. But when that crying lasts for weeks on end, the baby may have a condition known as colic. While the cause of colic remains unknown, it may be related to migraines.
Imaging Can Be Such A Headache
Getting to the bottom of a headache can be a headache itself. Many turn to CT or MRI scans for answers. But a recent campaign says that may not be necessary.
Migraine Prevention With A Headband
Nerve stimulation is an accepted treatment for chronic pain, but is not well understood when it comes to headaches. Researchers are looking at how effective a new stimulation device is at preventing migraines.
Can Lightning Cause Headaches?
Migraine sufferers may tell you that bad weather can trigger their headache. But how much of a role does weather actually play in migraines and what effect do particular events like lightning have on these headaches?
How Accurate Are Migraine Triggers?
More than half of all patients with migraine with aura can identify at least one thing that initiates their migraine attacks. Yet many of these triggers are simply unavoidable in everyday life.
Are Genetics Responsible For Your Migraines?
Research has shown that epileptics may be twice as likely to have migraine headaches as those who do not have the seizure disorder. What is it that connects these two conditions?
Migraine With Aura and Your Heart
Having a migraine is headache enough without having to worry about cardiovascular disease. For those who experience migraine with aura, it may be important to consider the health of your heart.
From Stomach Aches to Headaches
When the stomach's yearning for food, heads can start aching as well. And it can happen more often among people with stomach problems.