What do you want to know about headaches and migraines, biology and physiology, or anything else health-related? The Daily Headache is a resource for you as much as it is a catharsis for me. So, what’s on your mind?
At the risk of sounding like every teacher you’ve ever had, there are no stupid questions. And if you have a question, it’s likely that others wonder the same thing. Really. If you’re embarrassed to ask it in the comments of a post, you’re always welcome to e-mail it to me.
“Ending an affair” is one of the top search terms that direct people to the blog. I know it’s because of my impassioned goodbye to peanut butter, but it makes me laugh every time I see it. However, I get no pleasure out of seeing the other search terms that lead people here. They remind me of the pain (both physical and emotional) and confusion that so many people with headache suffer.
I, of course, hope that people find what they’re looking for when they arrive here. But the blog is primarily driven by what I’m thinking about and going through. It’s not always the best place to find answers to specific questions.
If that’s what you’re looking for, check out Ask the Clinician on About.com’s headache section. In almost four years of answering questions, Teri Robert and Dr. John Claude Krusz have compiled more than 1,200 responses to readers’ questions.
Recently, Teri created a list of the top 50 questions they have received. Topics include closure of a hole in the heart to treat migraine, children and migraine, managing diabetes during a migraine, exertional headaches, and if there’s a relation between blood pressure and headache.
That’s only a small sample. I suggest starting with the top 50 and, if you don’t find your answers there, visiting the archives for more information.
And if there’s a topic that I don’t cover on the blog that you’d like to hear about — whether it’s coping, news, treatment or anything else! — send me an e-mail. I’ll research and post about it.