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Twitter Chat on Migraines: June 28, 2012

What: Everyone suffers from headaches at some point in their lives, but migraine is not just an intense headache. It is an extremely debilitating collection of neurological symptoms that usually includes a severe recurring intense throbbing pain on one side of the head (although in 1/3 of migraine attacks, both sides are affected). Attacks last between 4 and 72 hours and are often accompanied by one or more of the following: visual disturbances, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, extreme sensitivity to sound, light, touch and smell, and tingling or numbness in the extremities or face. Of course, everyone is different, and symptoms vary by person and sometimes by attack.( Via Migraine Research Foundation)

Montefiore Medical Center (@MontefioreNews) and The Migraine Research Foundation (@MigraineRF) are co-hosting a twitter chat on Migraines -- when you should see a specialist, how migraines are diagnosed, the psychological dimensions of migraines and how they can be treated.

When: Thursday, June 28, 2pm EST

Where: Follow the chat on Twitter at #MigraineChat (We encourage you to leave questions in advance of the chat)

Who:

Richard B. Lipton, M.D., is Director of the Montefiore Headache Center, Professor & Vice Chair of Neurology, and Professor of Epidemiology & Population Health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Lipton holds leadership positions in several professional societies. He is a Past-President of the American Headache Society (AHS) and on the Executive Committee of the International Headache Society. He is an Associate Editor of both Cephalalgia and Headache and on the editorial boards of several journals, including Neurology. The Montefiore Headache Center has an interdisciplinary staff which includes 4 neurologist/ headache specialists, a psychologist and the support of experts in neuroradiology, neurosurgery, ophthalmology and pediatrics. The Montefiore Headache Center is internationally recognized for its leadership in the diagnosis, classification and treatment of headache disorders.

The Migraine Research Foundation was founded in 2006 as the only nonprofit organization dedicated to funding migraine research in the United States. The mission of the Migraine Research Foundation is to assist sufferers by providing information and support and to end the debilitating pain of migraine by raising funds for innovative research to further the understanding of its causes, to develop improved treatment targets, and to find the cure. Assisting the MRF is a distinguished Medical Advisory Board that includes leading neurologists and scientists from across the country.

 

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