New abortion bans and restrictions could result in life-threatening consequences for women of childbearing age with epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and migraine due to restrictions placed on their ability to access life-saving medications. Patients in states with strict abortion restrictions are reporting they are unable to access teratogenic drugs to treat their conditions, including methotrexate, as the medications can induce abortion.
According to researchers, Botulinum toxin, or Botox, injections can help to reduce the frequency of chronic migraines. Compared to those treated with a placebo, migraine suffers experienced 1.6 fewer attacks per month following Botox injections.
Study sheds new light on how migraines may occur and why those who are susceptible to migraines see improvements in symptoms as they age.
People who use cannabis to help manage the pain associated with chronic migraine are six times more likely to suffer from rebound headaches, or medication overuse headaches, than those who do not use marijuana.