Find Solutions: Learn How to Reduce Your Migraines
Imagine your life with fewer Migraines and living the life you want, picture…
You have fewer migraines—you have your quality of life and energy back
You sleep well and wake feeling rested
You understand what triggers your migraines and have a system for avoiding your triggers
You have found a good preventive program for stopping your migraines before they start
You have more pain free days and enjoy vacations, a romantic evening, or an evening of family fun
What would you do if you had fewer migraines? Think of all the things you could do…
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Track your symptoms and learn how to reduce your symptoms and bring your illnesses under control. In 2-3 minutes a day you can answer daily questions that can show you how to create a healthier life.
Get answers through reports that show you exactly how, what, why, and when your symptoms increase or decrease, helping you achieve amazing results and a healthier life.
Live well and know what choices to change based on the results you see in your reports. Your reports show you how to create a healthier life and with your doctor's help you can modify your treatment plan and live your best life.
We promise the information you gain, as a Symptom Journal member will give you invaluable insights and the possibility for life-changing results with Migraines, a personal road map for turning obstacles into victories. Don’t lose another day, become a member today—have the tools to unlock your best life.
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Discover the power of symptom tracking:
- Discover in real time if your Migraine attacks are increasing or decreasing because of your nutrition, medications, and therapies, and how these choices affect your health outcomes.
- Life-changing results can be yours through symptom tracking; eliminate wasted months and potentially years of not having accurate answers about what is working or not working with your Migraine treatment plan.
- Feel confident with reports that you can share with your doctor when discussing your health, giving you facts to back up how you are feeling and how your Migraine treatment plan is working or not working.
- The goal of symptom tracking is symptom reduction allowing you to manage your health, reduce your migraines and create your best quality of life.
Most of us have systems for managing our finances, weight, time, and exercise. Managing your health is no different. You can't manage what you don't track. We are patients like you, who took action, created web-based health tools, found solutions to difficult questions, and wanted to share our discoveries to help you create your best quality of life with Migraines. Join our community as a Symptom Journal member and live your best life.
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What are Migraines?
Migraine is a neurological syndrome affecting probably more than 13% of the population in the United States. Estimates show approximately 29.5 million people in the United States have migraine attacks. Possibly four out of five migraineurs report a family history of migraine. Approximately 17% of women and 6% of men in the United States experiences migraines. Women and prepubescent boys and girls experience migraines more than men possibly due to hormone fluctuations. Migraine episodes may be preceded or accompanied by sensory changes, such as auras, flashes of light or tingling in your arms or legs. As migraineurs, we also tend to have accompanying symptoms such as nausea and/or vomiting, tiredness, or sensitivity to both light and sound. Learn more about migraines as a member of the Symptom Journal.
Causes and Triggers of Migraines
Migraine research has made great strides in the last decade, but there is still so much that is not understood about the cause of migraines. There are many theories that researchers have postulated, such as migraineurs have overly excitable brain neurons, that migraines may be caused by an imbalance in brain chemicals, or there might be a functional change in the fifth cranial nerve.
Also, there are multiple theories of what triggers a migraine. When a migraine trigger is encountered, it causes the diameter of your blood vessels to increase in your brain, affecting the surrounding tissues causing pressure and an ensuing migraine. Some of the theories are: changes in sleep patterns, odors, bright lights and stress. It’s important to understand what triggers your migraine episodes and the resulting enlargement of your blood vessels. Inside the members area of the Symptom Journal, we provide an extensive list of possible migraine triggers and we also discuss in detail the different theories, and possible risk factors, that are associated with Migraine episodes.
Symptoms of Migraine Attacks
There are many different types of migraines. They involve different symptoms, and some have genetic markers leading some researchers to believe that migraines may be more than one type of disorder. At this time, migraines are split into two different categories or types: migraine without aura (MWOA) and migraine with aura (MWA), with Migraine without aura being the most common form of migraine.
Inside the members area of the Symptom Journal, we discuss at length the International Headache Society’s International Classification of Headache Disorders (ICHD-II) 2004 classifications of variations of migraines, so that you are better able to understand your symptoms. An extensive list of both symptoms and triggers of migraines are presented in your Symptom Checklist and Migraine Trigger List. Through your Daily Questions you can monitor how your symptoms, treatment, and lifestyle are affecting your health outcomes.
Diagnosis, Treatment & Self-Care with Migraines
Understanding the process your doctor may uses in diagnosing your migraines helps you ask questions and better understand your migraine diagnosis and treatment process. In the Members area, there is a full description of the diagnosis process and possible tests that your doctor may order to determine whether you have migraines. We discuss the conventional treatment options along with alternative and complementary treatments that other individuals with migraines have found helpful. Our migraine Self-Care section for members explains how simple lifestyle choices can help improve your migraine outcomes and quality of life.
As a member of the Symptom Journal, you will be able to see how your treatment, lifestyle choices, and nutrition correlate with how your migraine symptoms increase or decrease through our Reports area, allowing you are to make timely changes with your health team that saves you pain, money, time, and energy. Reduce your Migraine attacks by learning through symptom tracking and personalized reports how your treatment plan is working so that you can make health changes that allow you to live your best life.
Exercise, Nutrition & Support with Migraines
In the Exercise and Nutrition section for members, we cover some of the most popular diets and exercise tips that people with migraines have used to positively affect their quality of life and outcomes with migraines. We also provide an Inspiration Toolkit for our members, giving you tools, support, and motivational techniques for staying inspired with your health journey. We understand the day-to-day challenges with migraines and want to support you in creating your best quality of life.
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and learn how to reduce your symptoms and bring your illnesses under control. In less than 5 minutes a day learn how to create a healthier life.
through reports that show how, what, why, and when your symptoms increase or decrease, helping you achieve amazing results and a healthier life.
and know what choices to change based on results you see in your reports, showing you and your doctor how to reduce your symptoms so you can live your best life.