Accepting My Migraine Disease and Living Well
What does it mean to radically accept life with a chronic illness? Hear from one woman managing migraines.
Hello everyone, I've been hearing a lot of contradictory advice in regards to writing about a low MCAT score/section for secondary applications and was wondering what your thoughts were? Personally, for me, I did pretty well for every section except for CARS, where I experienced a severe headache that impacted my vision at the time. I read past threads on this site where at all costs you should not bring about a negative unless they specifically ask you about it. I totally understand that... Read more
HEADACHES are triggered by lifestyle or environmental factors but there are other surprising factors causing the pain.
AbstractPosterior reversible leukoencephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a rare entity among children, characterised by acute neurological symptoms and radiological findings. The role of clinical symptoms and neuroimaging in predicting the prognosis of PRES have not been well-characterised. A retrospective descriptive study of children with PRES, admitted to a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit during a 10-year period, was performed to describe its characteristics, compare the accuracy of computed tomography (CT) scan and MRI on diagnosis and identify prognostic factors on paediatric population. Sixteen cases were identified. Most ...
This study aimed to know the prevalence of diagnosed and undiagnosed migraine in the general Spanish adult population, their health care use, and factors related. A descriptive cross-sectional study was undertaken with 23,089 individuals >15 years from the 2017 Spanish National Health Survey. Three groups were defined: people diagnosed with migraine (DM), people reporting undiagnosed migraine (UM) and people without migraine. Sociodemographic, clinical and use of health resources data were collected. The scales Duke Social Support Index (DSSI) and General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) were used. Prevalence of DM and...
ConclusionsClinical care may impact GMV in migraine patients. Patients may need different treatment options to address this baseline deficit.Trial registrationNCT02133209.
ConclusionChoriocarcinoma is not only associated with hyperthyroidism but can induce thyroid storm. Beta-human chorionic gonadotropin is directly associated with promoting thyroid dysfunction. Patients with gestational trophoblastic disease should be under close surveillance to prevent thyroid storms.
ConclusionsFremanezumab administered monthly and quarterly was well tolerated in patients with chronic migraine and episodic migraine and led to sustained improvements in monthly migraine days and headache days of at least moderate severity throughout 12 months.Clinical Trial RegistrationClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03303105.
The authors explore potential adverse effects associated with CGRP monoclonal antibodies used for migraine prevention, highlighting some not currently noted in the package insert.Headache
Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a chronic intraoral pain defined by the International Headache Society (IHS) as "an intraoral burning or dysaesthetic sensation, recurring daily for more than two hours/day over more than three months, without clinically evident causative lesions" 1. Symptoms are usually located on the tongue, lips and hard palate 2,3, and are often accompanied by dysgeusia and xerostomia 3,4.
In South Africa, traditional medicine remains the first point of call for a significant proportion of the population seeking primary healthcare needs. This is particularly important for treating common conditions including pain and inflammation which are often associated with many disease conditions. This review focuses on the analysis of the trend and pattern of plants used for mitigating pain and inflammatory-related conditions in South African folk medicine. An extensive search was conducted using various scientific databases and popular ethnobotanical literature focusing on South African ethnobotany. Based on the syste...