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Migraine Links

Ireland

http://www.migraine.ie/

UK

http://www.migraine-facts.co.uk/

Migraine Action Association

The Migraine Action Association (formerly the British Migraine Association) is a registered charity which aims to bridge the gap between the migraine sufferer and the medical world by providing information on all aspects of migraine and its management. Sections to the site include What is migraine? What Causes Migraine? and How to Treat Migraine?

Information on headache diary

Help your doctor by keeping a Migraine Diary

A migraine diary is a convenient, easy document you can fill in and take to your doctor, to help your doctor better understand the unique pattern of your migraine symptoms and choose the treatment that is optimal for you . To get you back to normal life as quickly as possible.

When you visit your doctor, take your diary with you and ask what specific information you should record in your diary. Be sure to enter the information as soon as you can after each migraine.

Your doctor may provide you with a diary created especially for migraine sufferers, or you can use the example provided below. Alternatively, you can create one customised to your own needs. Enter the following information in your diary as soon as you can after an attack-and be sure to bring the diary with you to the doctor:

  • date of episode
  • pain and accompanying symptoms (nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light or sounds, etc.)
  • how much the attack interfered with your ability to function
  • triggers
  • location of the pain
  • medication taken
  • degree of relief that you experienced with your medication
  • duration of migraine
  • comments (unusual circumstances surrounding the episode)
  • Also be sure to TALK with your doctor today

Alternative Migraine diary site

http://www.patient.co.uk/showdoc/27000851/

Other Headaches Links

Cluster Headaches

http://www.clusterheadaches.com/about.html

http://pain.healthcentersonline.com/headachemigraine/clusterheadache.cfm

Tension Headaches

http://pain.healthcentersonline.com/headachemigraine/tensionheadache.cfm

General info on headaches

http://pain.healthcentersonline.com/headachemigraine/headaches.cfm

Other sites of possible interest and for further reading

National Library of Medicine (Medline and MedlinePlus)

The National Library of Medicine is the world's largest medical library. Visitors to this site can access Medline, a database of 11 million references and abstracts and a means of linking to approximately 400 journals for the full text of articles. Healthcare consumers can access MedlinePlus to find information on hundreds of diseases and conditions.

American Headache Society (AHS)

The AHS Website offers clinically oriented information on headache as well as information on AHS programmes and activities. This information is intended primarily for health care professionals.

American Council for Headache Education (ACHE)

The Website for the American Council for Headache Education (ACHE), the American Headache Society's patient organization, is designed to provide relevant information for headache sufferers and other interested non-professionals.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Website for the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

JAMA Migraine Information Centre

The Migraine Information Center provided by the Journal of the American Medical Association is designed as a resource for physicians and other healthcare professionals.

Migraine Association of Canada

The Website for the Migraine Association of Canada is a very attractive site that offers patient-oriented information on migraine and its management. Click on Communities to find out details of self-help groups all over Canada.

American Academy of Neurology

The Website for the American Academy of Neurology is a comprehensive source of information for healthcare professionals and consumers.

Doctor's Guide - Migraine

Medical news and information for patients or friends/parents of patients diagnosed with migraine, provided by the well-known site Doctor's Guide.

World Headache Alliance

The official Website of the World Headache Alliance (WHA) is a useful site for headache sufferers and their families, or any non-medical person with an interest in this topic.

MAGNUM (Migraine Awareness Group: a National Understanding for Migraineurs)

This site by the National Migraine Association MAGNUM is a comprehensive and up-to-date Website dedicated to migraine, headache and head-pain issues. MAGNUM is a non-profit healthcare organization whose mission is to bring public awareness to the fact that migraine is a true organic neurological disease, to assist migraine sufferers, their families and co-workers, and to help improve the quality of life of migraine sufferers worldwide. The MAGNUM Website has won several awards and offers an impressive line-up of resources for migraine sufferers.

Migraine Action Association

The Migraine Action Association (formerly the British Migraine Association) is a registered charity which aims to bridge the gap between the migraine sufferer and the medical world by providing information on all aspects of migraine and its management. Sections to the site include What is migraine? What Causes Migraine? and How to Treat Migraine?

Discovery Health

Find the information about migraine under the section entitled 'Diseases and Conditions'. Also find features and US TV broadcasts relating to migraine by using the 'Search' option and keying in 'Migraine'.

International Headache Society

This Website for the International Headache Society is mainly designed to provide healthcare professionals with information about relevant forthcoming events and to report the latest headache research findings.

Dr. Koop on Migraines

Visit this site to find a very comprehensive section on migraine.

HEALTHINFOCUS Headaches: Support Groups

Provides basic facts about migraine: from signs and symptoms to self-help and treatment, written by a UK National Health Service (NHS) family physician. Also provides a listing of UK-based support groups for headache.

Healthlinks USA, Migraines

Provides links to numerous Websites that provide information on treatment, cures, diagnosis, prevention, support groups, email lists, message boards, personal stories, risk factors, statistics, research and more.

PainCare.net

PainCare.net is an interactive, online resource dedicated to helping people with headache and other chronic pain conditions. The site offers an Interactive Headache Diary to help you identify triggers that may cause headaches or make them worse.

Wellness Web, Headache Centre

WellnessWeb is a collaboration of patients, healthcare professionals, and other caregivers. Its mission is to help patients find the best and most appropriate medical information and support available. To find information on headaches and migraines, go to 'Headaches' in the site's Master Index.

The European Institute of Healthcare is dedicated to continuing medical education and reveals the latest in advances in prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Please check the web site for more information and for updates on the CNS symposia.