Friday, June 23, 2006

migraine news roundup 3

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I think this one speaks for itself:

Treating Women's Depression May Reduce Disability Due to Chronic Pain

It frustrates me that medication overuse headache has been recognized as a problem for so many years, but too many migraineurs are not being informed about it.

New agents linked to 'medication overuse headache'

"Since many patients are overusing prescribed medications, public health initiatives should focus on educating doctors and patients about the importance of setting limits on the prescription and taking of acute medication, emphasizing that overuse of specific acute migraine medications may also be associated with probable MOH," they conclude.

Hear, hear!

According to study results released by the American Headache Society, the appropriateness of Botox injections as a treatment for migraine disease may depend on the kind of pain you experience:

Success and Failure of Preventative Migraine Treatment with Botulinum Toxin Type A

Migraine with imploding or ocular headache appears to be responsive to BTX-A treatment. In contrast, patients who have pain that is perceived as exploding may not good candidates for BTX-A therapy for prevention of migraine.

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