Pregnant women with a history of migraines are at greater risk of both prenatal and postnatal complications. A new study found migraine sufferers are at increased risk of hyperlipidemia and gestational diabetes during pregnancy, and postnatal depression following the birth of their child.
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.
Migraine sufferers who embarked on two-and-a-half hours of moderate to vigorous exercise per week reported a significant decline in their migraine triggers, including stress, depression, and sleep problems.
Familial hemiplegic migraine type 2 (FHM2) causes a malfunction of astrocytes in the cingulate cortex. Manipulating astrocytes in the cingulate cortex reversed the disfunction, preventing an increase in migraine-like symptoms in mice carrying the FHM2 defect.