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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

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1 Recruiting Naproxen in Preventing DNA Mismatch Repair Deficient Colorectal Cancer in Patients With Lynch Syndrome
Condition: Precancerous Condition
Interventions: Drug: Naproxen;   Other: placebo;   Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Outcome Measures: Change in PGE2 concentration levels in normal colorectal mucosa;   Minimal biologically effective dose of Naproxen defined by modulation of PGE2 levels;   Response defined as >= 30% reduction in PGE2 levels;   Incidence of toxicity graded according to National Cancer Institute Common Criteria for Adverse Events (NCI CTCAE) version 4.0;   Naproxen concentrations in plasma samples;   Naproxen concentrations in normal colorectal mucosa;   PGE-M levels in urine samples;   Change in number of polyps observed in the rectosigmoid area;   Changes in the microRNA profile of the normal colorectal mucosa;   Changes in gene expression mRNA profiles of the normal colorectal mucosa;   Changes in the mutational rate of the normal colorectal mucosa
2 Unknown  Trial of Naproxen to Evaluate Various Methods of Measuring Analgesic Effect in Osteoarthritis Pain of the Knee
Condition: Osteoarthritis, Knee
Interventions: Drug: Naproxen;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Efficacy of Naproxen vs. placebo;   Safety
3 Not yet recruiting Efficacy and Safety of a Fixed-dose Combination of Naratriptan and Naproxen in Acute Treatment of Migraine.
Conditions: Migraine;   Headache
Interventions: Drug: naratriptan + Naproxen;   Drug: naratriptan;   Drug: Naproxen
Outcome Measures: Headache relief 2 hours after dosing, without use of rescue medication;   Headache relief 4 hours after dosing, without use of rescue medication;   Maintenance of pain relief between 2 and 24 hours after dosing, without use of rescue medication;   Pain-free response 2 and 4 hours after dosing, without use of rescue medication;   Maintenance of pain-free response between 2 and 24 hours, without use of rescue medication;   Freedom from nausea, vomiting, photophobia and phonophobia 2 and 4 hours after dosing;   Maintenance of freedom from nausea, vomiting, photophobia and phonophobia between 2 and 24 hours after dosing, without use of rescue medication;   Recurrence of pain between 2 and 24 hours after dosing, without use of rescue medication;   Proportion of subjects who used rescue medication between 2 and 24 hours after dosing, at least once;   Safety descriptive about occurence of adverse events, evaluation of results of general physical examination.
4 Unknown  Efficacy and Safety of a Fixed-dose Combination of Naratriptan and Naproxen in Acute Treatment of Migraine
Conditions: Migraine;   Headache
Interventions: Drug: Fixed-dose combination of naratriptan + Naproxen;   Drug: Naratriptan;   Drug: Naproxen
Outcome Measures: Headache relief 2 hours after dosing, without use of rescue medication.;   Headache relief 4 hours after dosing, without use of rescue medication;   Sustained headache relief over 24 hours, without use of rescue medication;   Pain-free response 2 and 4 hours after dosing, without use of rescue medication;   Sustained pain-free response over 24 hours, without use of rescue medication;   Freedom from photophobia, phonophobia and nausea 2 and 4 hours after dosing, without use of rescue medication;   Sustained freedom from photophobia, phonophobia and nausea from 2 through 24 hours after dosing, without use of rescue medication;   Proportion of subjects who used rescue medication between 2 and 24 hours after dosing, at least once;   Safety descriptive about occurence of adverse events, evaluation of results of general physical examination.
5 Recruiting Celecoxib Versus Naproxen for Prevention of Recurrent Ulcer Bleeding in Arthritis Patients
Conditions: Arthritis;   Cardiovascular Diseases;   Cerebrovascular Disorders
Interventions: Drug: Celecoxib(drug);   Drug: Naproxen(drug)
Outcome Measures: Recurrent ulcer bleeding within 78 weeks according to pre-specified criteria;   Cardiovascular events
6 Recruiting NOLAN: Naproxen or Loratadine and Neulasta
Condition: Bone Pain in Stage I - III Breast Cancer
Interventions: Drug: Naproxen;   Drug: Loratadine
Outcome Measures: Bone pain (all grade) in cycle 1;   Bone pain (all grade) by cycle (2-4) and across cycles;   Severe (grade 3/4) bone pain by cycle and across cycles;   Subject reported bone pain;   Maximum Subject Reported bone pain;   Area under the Curve for subject-reported bone pain;   Adverse Event and Serious Adverse Events;   Severity of Adverse Events
7 Unknown  Naproxen for Acute Pain After Surgery: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial
Condition: Pain, Postoperative
Interventions: Drug: Naproxen;   Drug: placebo
Outcome Measures: cumulative opiate dose administered, as recorded on the computerized medication administration record (CMAR);   patient reported pain scores;   side effects of study medication and opiate analgesia
8 Recruiting The Effect of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug Naproxen on Pleural Effusion Formation After Lung Resection
Conditions: Pleural Effusion;   Pleural Effusion Malignant
Interventions: Drug: Naproxen;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Change in volume of pleural effusion collected;   Hospital length of stay; compared between intervention and control arms;   Gastrointestinal complications;   General re-admission rates;   Total number of days chest tubes remain in-situ
9 Recruiting Prospective Randomized Evaluation Of Celecoxib Integrated Safety Vs Ibuprofen Or Naproxen
Condition: Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Interventions: Drug: celecoxib;   Drug: Ibuprofen;   Drug: Naproxen
Outcome Measures: The first occurrence of cardiovascular death (including hemorrhagic death), non-fatal myocardial infarction, or non-fatal stroke (APTC composite endpoint).;   The occurrence of Clinical Significant Gastrointestinal Events (CSGIEs);   Patient's Assessment of Arthritis Pain (VAS);   The first occurrence of a MACE defined as the composite of cardiovascular death (including hemorrhagic death), non-fatal MI, non-fatal stroke, hospitalization for UA, revascularization or hospitalization for TIA
10 Not yet recruiting Effect of L-dopa In Subacute Back Pain Population
Condition: Sub-acute Back Pain
Interventions: Drug: Naproxen;   Drug: Carbidopa/Levodopa;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measure: VAS pain scale
11 Not yet recruiting Colchicine Or Naproxen Treatment for ACute gouT
Condition: Gout
Interventions: Drug: Low-dose colchicine;   Drug: Naproxen
Outcome Measure: Change in pain intensity
12 Not yet recruiting Efficacy of Co-administration of an NSAID With a Dopamine Agonist In Healthy Subjects
Condition: Acute Pain
Interventions: Drug: Naproxen;   Drug: Sinemet;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measure: VAS pain scale
13 Recruiting Efficacy of Sumatriptan With Naprosyn in Migraine With Aura
Condition: Migraine With Aura
Interventions: Drug: sumatriptan with naprosyn;   Drug: placebo
Outcome Measures: Primary outcome measure will be comparative percentage of patients pain free at 2 and 4 hours from initiating treatment with placebo vs treatment with Treximet (sumatriptan with naprosyn).;   Secondary outcomes will be percentage of patients with pain relief at 2 and 4 hours.
14 Recruiting A Safety Study of VIMOVO in Adolescents With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)
Condition: Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)
Interventions: Drug: VIMOVO 250/20;   Drug: VIMOVO 375/20;   Drug: VIMOVO 500/20
Outcome Measures: Incidence of severity of AEs and SAEs.;   Change in serum iron/total iron binding capacity (serum iron/TIBC), Vitamin B12, and magnesium.;   Change from baseline in vital signs, physical examination results and clinical laboratory tests.;   Pharmacokinetic (PK) in terms of characteristics of VIMOVO (Naproxen / esomeprazole).
15 Not yet recruiting Placebo In Chronic Pain
Condition: Chronic Back Pain
Interventions: Drug: Naproxen;   Drug: Placebo;   Drug: Omeprazole
Outcome Measure: VAS pain scale
16 Recruiting Low Level Laser Therapy Versus Pharmacotherapy in in Improving Masticatory Muscle Pain
Condition: TMD
Interventions: Radiation: low level laser therapy;   Drug: Naproxen
Outcome Measure: reduction of paim measured by VAS
17 Recruiting Comparison Of Ketorolac Tromethamine Versus Naproxen For Moderate to Severe Back Pain Treatment
Condition: Back Pain
Interventions: Drug: Ketorolac Tromethamine;   Drug: Naproxen
Outcome Measures: Efficacy of treatment in back pain relief based on Visual Analog Scale (VAS).;   Safety will be evaluated by the adverse events occurrences
18 Not yet recruiting Comparison Of Ketorolac Tromethamine Oral Drops Versus Naproxen For Moderate to Severe Back Pain Treatment
Condition: Back Pain
Interventions: Drug: Ketorolac Tromethamine;   Drug: Naproxen
Outcome Measures: Efficacy of treatment in back pain relief based on Visual Analogic Score (VAS).;   Safety will be evaluated by the adverse events occurrences
19 Recruiting A Randomized Study of Three Medication Regimens for Acute Low Back Pain
Condition: Acute Low Back Pain
Interventions: Drug: Naproxen;   Drug: Cyclobenzaprine;   Drug: Oxycodone/ acetaminophen
Outcome Measure: Roland Morris low back pain functional disability scale
20 Unknown  Ictal and Interictal Inflammatory Markers in Migraine
Condition: Migraine
Interventions: Drug: sumatriptan/Naproxen sodium;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measure: Blood levels of proteins will be evaluated at baseline when subjects are pain-free and then repeated during an acute attack, both prior to drug administration and then at 30 minutes, 1 hour and 2 hours after acute treatment.