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MIGRAINE Symptoms and Causes

What are Migraines?

Migraines are a recurring type of headache. They cause moderate to severe pain that is throbbing or pulsing. The pain is often on one side of your head. You may also have other symptoms, such as nausea and weakness. You may be sensitive to light and sound.

Who gets Migraines?

About 12 percent of Americans get Migraines. They can affect anyone, but you are more likely to have them if you

  • Are a woman. Women are three times more likely than men to get Migraines.
  • Have a family history of Migraines. Most people with Migraines have family members who have Migraines.
  • Have other medical conditions, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, sleep disorders, and epilepsy.
What causes Migraines?

Researchers believe that Migraine has a genetic cause. There are also a number of factors that can trigger a Migraine, including

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Hormonal changes in women
  • Bright or flashing lights
  • Loud noises
  • Strong smells
  • Medicines
  • Too much or not enough sleep
  • Sudden changes in weather or environment
  • Overexertion (too much physical activity)
  • Tobacco
  • Caffeine or caffeine withdrawal
  • Skipped meals
  • Medication overuse (taking medicine for Migraines too often)
  • Certain foods and food additives such as
    • Alcohol
    • Chocolate
    • Aged cheeses
    • Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
    • Some fruits and nuts
    • Fermented or pickled goods
    • Yeast
    • Cured or processed meats
What are the symptoms of Migraines?

There are four different phases of Migraines. You may not always go through every phase each time you have a Migraine.

  • Prodome. This phase starts up to 24 hours before you get the Migraine. You have early signs and symptoms, such as food cravings, unexplained mood changes, uncontrollable yawning, fluid retention, and increased urination.
  • Aura. If you have this phase, you might see flashing or bright lights or zig-zag lines. You may have muscle weakness or feel like you are being touched or grabbed. An aura can happen just before or during a Migraine.
  • Headache. A Migraine usually starts gradually and then becomes more severe. It typically causes throbbing or pulsing pain, which is often on one side of your head. But sometimes you can have a Migraine without a headache. Other Migraine symptoms may include
    • Increased sensitivity to light, noise, and odors
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Worsened pain when you move, cough, or sneeze
  • Postdrome (following the headache). You may feel exhausted, weak, and confused after a Migraine. This can last up to a day.

Migraines are more common in the morning; people often wake up with them. Some people have Migraines at predictable times, such as before menstruation or on weekends following a stressful week of work.

How are Migraines diagnosed?

To make a diagnosis, your health care provider will

  • Take your medical history
  • Ask about your symptoms
  • Do a physical and neurological exam

An important part of diagnosing Migraines is to rule out other medical conditions which could be causing the symptoms. So you may also have blood tests, an MRI or CT scan, or other tests.

How are Migraines treated?

There is no cure for Migraines. Treatment focuses on relieving symptoms and preventing additional attacks.

There are different types of medicines to relieve symptoms. They include triptan drugs, ergotamine drugs, and pain relievers. The sooner you take the medicine, the more effective it is.

There are also other things you can do to feel better:

  • Resting with your eyes closed in a quiet, darkened room
  • Placing a cool cloth or ice pack on your forehead
  • Drinking fluids

There are some lifestyle changes you can make to prevent Migraines:

  • Stress management strategies, such as exercise, relaxation techniques, and biofeedback, may reduce the number and severity of Migraines. Biofeedback uses electronic devices to teach you to control certain body functions, such as your heartbeat, blood pressure, and muscle tension.
  • Make a log of what seems to trigger your Migraines. You can learn what you need to avoid, such as certain foods and medicines. It also help you figure out what you should do, such as establishing a consistent sleep schedule and eating regular meals.
  • Hormone therapy may help some women whose Migraines seem to be linked to their menstrual cycle
  • If you have obesity, losing weight may also be helpful

If you have frequent or severe Migraines, you may need to take medicines to prevent further attacks. Talk with your health care provider about which drug would be right for you.

Certain natural treatments, such as riboflavin (vitamin B2) and coenzyme Q10, may help prevent Migraines. If your magnesium level is low, you can try taking magnesium. There is also an herb, butterbur, which some people take to prevent Migraines. But butterbur may not be safe for long-term use. Always check with your health care provider before taking any supplements.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

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MIGRAINE Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.
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1 Recruiting Safety Study of 3 mg/mL Baclofen Injection (Intrathecal) Using A Programmable Pump
Condition: Severe Spasticity
Intervention: Drug: Gablofen® 3 mg/mL (Baclofen injection)
Outcome Measures: The rate of inflammatory granulomas in patients given 3 mg/mL Gablofen® (Baclofen injection) 3mg/mL by the intrathecal route of administration.;   Overall safety of 3 mg/mL Gablofen® (Baclofen injection) given by the intrathecal route of administration
2 Recruiting Preventing Alcohol Withdrawal With Oral Baclofen
Conditions: Alcoholism;   Alcohol Withdrawal
Intervention: Drug: Baclofen
Outcome Measures: Alcohol withdrawal severity as measured on CIWA-AR (Clinical Institute for Withdrawal Assessment) scale;   Total benzodiazepine dose required
3 Not yet recruiting Oral and IV Baclofen in Adult Volunteers
Condition: Baclofen Withdrawal Syndrome
Interventions: Drug: Oral Baclofen;   Drug: Intervenous Baclofen
Outcome Measures: oral bioavailability;   Area Under the Curve From Time Zero to Extrapolated Infinite Time [AUC (0 - ∞)];   Plasma Decay Half-Life (t1/2);   Maximum concentration (Cmax);   Tmax;   assessment of sedation;   Ataxia;   Nystagmus;   blood pressure
4 Not yet recruiting Dose Escalation Study of Intravenous Baclofen in Healthy Adult Volunteers
Condition: Safety and Pharmacokinetics of Intravenous Baclofen
Intervention: Drug: Intravenous Baclofen
Outcome Measures: Safety assessments;   Maximum Concentration(Cmax);   AUC(0-inf);   Plasma Decay Half-life (T1/2)
5 Not yet recruiting Action of Baclofen Capsules in Spasticity Due to Multiple Sclerosis
Condition: Spasticity
Interventions: Drug: Baclofen dose 1;   Drug: Baclofen dose 2;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Primary efficacy outcome: Improvement in Ashworth score;   Spasm frequency;   Nighttime awakening score;   Clinical global impression of change;   Subject's global impression of change
6 Recruiting Baclofen Effects in Cigarette Smokers
Condition: Nicotine Dependence
Interventions: Drug: Baclofen;   Drug: placebo
Outcome Measures: fMRI response in the ventral striatum/medial orbitofrontal cortex during smoking cue exposure;   Urine cotinine;   Cigarettes smoked per day
7 Recruiting Efficacy and Safety of Baclofen ER Capsules (GRS) in Subjects With Spasticity Due to Multiple Sclerosis
Condition: Spasticity
Interventions: Drug: Baclofen ER Capsules;   Drug: Placebo GRS
Outcome Measures: The primary efficacy outcome is the proportion of subjects who become a treatment failure during double-blind randomized withdrawal;   Determining the safety profile when administered over >12 weeks;   Subject Global Impression of Severity (SGIS)assessment
8 Recruiting Efficacy and Safety of High Dose Baclofen for Alcohol Dependence
Condition: Alcoholism
Interventions: Drug: Baclofen;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Mean % Heavy Drinking Days;   Mean % Abstinent Drinking Days;   Anxiety level based on Spielberger Scale for State Anxiety
9 Recruiting Baclofen Effects on Marijuana Dependence
Condition: Marijuana Dependence
Interventions: Drug: Baclofen;   Behavioral: Psychosocial;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measure: Change in brain and behavioral responses during reward and inhibitory tasks at fMRI 1, fMRI 2, and fMRI 3; A composite measure
10 Recruiting A Clinical Evaluation Of The Safety Of Baclofen Er Capsules (Grs) When Administered Once Daily To Subjects With Spasticity Due To Multiple Sclerosis (Ms): An Open Label, Long Term, Safety Trial
Condition: Spasticity
Intervention: Drug: Baclofen
Outcome Measures: No. of participants with adverse events;   No. of participants with adverse vital signs;   Number of participants with adverse laboratory parameters
11 Not yet recruiting Preventing Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome With Oral Baclofen
Condition: Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome
Interventions: Drug: Baclofen;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Prevention of Progression to Severe Alcohol withdrawal;   Reduced Severity of alcohol withdrawal (measured be SEWS score);   Reduced benzodiazepine administration in treatment group
12 Unknown  Baclofen as Add-On to Standard Treatment of Alcohol- Dependent Patients
Condition: Alcohol Dependence
Intervention: Drug: Baclofen (as add-on to standard treatment of alcohol dependence)
Outcome Measures: clinical efficacy and safe side-effect profile of Baclofen in patients suffering from alcohol dependence;   an improvement of the quality of life and associated psychosocial variables such as self-perceptions
13 Not yet recruiting A Study of Baclofen ER
Condition: Cocaine Dependence
Interventions: Drug: Baclofen ER;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measure: Urines positive for benzoylecgonine (BE), (a metabolite of cocaine)
14 Unknown  Placebo Controlled Study of Baclofen for GERD in Children With Cerebral Palsy
Conditions: Cerebral Palsy;   GERD
Interventions: Drug: Baclofen;   Drug: placebo
Outcome Measures: Symptom control;   GERD control;   side effects of Baclofen
15 Recruiting A Study to Examine the, Safety, Tolerability and Pharmacokinetics Co-Administered Baclofen and Memantine in Obese and Lean, Otherwise Healthy Adults
Conditions: Healthy Volunteers;;   Obese, Otherwise Healthy Volunteers
Interventions: Drug: Baclofen;   Drug: Memantine;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Safety and tolerability of co-administered Baclofen and memantine via C-SSRS;   Safety and tolerability of co-administered Baclofen and memantine via Adverse Events;   Safety and tolerability of co-administered Baclofen and memantine via Vital Signs;   Safety and tolerability of co-administered Baclofen and memantine via ECG;   Safety and tolerability of co-administered Baclofen and memantine via Clinical Laboratory Tests;   Pharmacokinetic parameters of co-administered Baclofen and memantine via Cmax;   Pharmacokinetic parameters of co-administered Baclofen and memantine via Tmax;   Pharmacokinetic parameters of co-administered Baclofen and memantine via AUC;   Pharmacokinetic parameters of co-administered Baclofen and memantine via MRT;   Pharmacokinetic parameters of co-administered Baclofen and memantine via CL/F;   Pharmacokinetic parameters of co-administered Baclofen and memantine via T1/2;   Pharmacokinetic parameters of co-administered Baclofen and memantine via CLR
16 Recruiting Baclofen in the Treatment of Alcoholic Liver Disease
Condition: Alcoholic Liver Disease
Interventions: Drug: Baclofen 30mg/day;   Drug: Baclofen 75mg/day;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: alcohol consumption;   clinical markers of liver injury;   incidence of hepatic side effects;   craving for alcohol;   early termination due to side effects
17 Recruiting Baclofen for Treating Anxiety and Alcoholism
Conditions: Alcoholism;   Alcohol Dependence;   Alcohol Drinking Related Problems;   Alcohol Drinking;   Anxiety Disorder
Intervention: Drug: Baclofen
Outcome Measures: Alcohol drinking during the Alcohol Self-Administration, expressed as Standard Drinking Units (SDUs) will be measured as the primary outcome during the CR/ASA session.;   Secondary objectives include Baclofen s effects on alcohol cue-induced responses (urge to drink, attention to cues, blood pressure, heart rate, saliva), on the subjective effects of alcohol and on anxiety levels.
18 Unknown  Open Label Treatment of Severe Tactile Defensiveness With Intrathecal Baclofen
Conditions: Tactile Defensiveness;   Autism Spectrum Disorder
Intervention: Drug: Baclofen, intrathecal
Outcome Measures: Modified Short Sensory Profile.;   Clinical Global Impression of Change in Autism Symptoms
19 Unknown  Does Oral Baclofen Improve Care and Comfort in Spastic Children in Nursing Homes?
Condition: Cerebral Palsy
Interventions: Drug: oral Baclofen + placebo;   Drug: placebo + oral Baclofen
Outcome Measure: care and comport questionnaires
20 Recruiting GABA-B Receptor Function in Healthy Volunteers
Conditions: No Condition;   Brain GABA-B Function
Interventions: Drug: Baclofen 10mg;   Drug: Baclofen 60mg;   Drug: placebo
Outcome Measure: EEG spectral power in theta band