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Many patients presenting to a medical provider for evaluation of migraine become uneasy - even angry - when that provider fails to order a brain CT or MRI scan.
Attacks of migraine vary widely in the time required to reach peak headache intensity. At times you may awaken with a headache that is already fully developed and severe, and even during days when you awaken pain-free a migraine headache may build rapidly to become full-blown.
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In this edition of Doctor on Call, a Georgetown Law student writes: I started having menses when I was 13, and almost from the start I’ve had a headache that begins like clockwork one day prior to onset of flow and continues nonstop for the next 3-5 days. I occasionally have migraines at other times of the month as well, but those are infrequent and involve more of a temporary problem with my vision…
Migraine accounts for roughly 60% of all neurological disability and, thanks to its clinical nature and high prevalence, more disability than depression, diabetes, asthma and osteoarthritis.
We find ourselves in the midst of a second revolution, this time involving migraine prevention rather than the acute treatment of migraine.
Erenumab (Aimovig) is the first designer drug for migraine since Glaxo’s injectable Imitrex was released almost three decades ago.