Headache Tips - Lauren Natbony, MD
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Headache Tips

1. Regular caffeine consumers can get caffeine withdrawal headaches when they cut it out due to the abrupt cessation of the caffeine.  The body gets used to the effects of caffeine that, when it’s not consumed, there is withdrawal.  Headache is just one of the symptoms.  Withdrawal headache can happen with regular caffeine consumption even as little as a cup of coffee per day.  However, there seems to be a dose-dependent relationship and we think that the less caffeine consumed and the less frequently it is consumed, the less likely a person is to have a withdrawal headache. The threshold...

Migraine headaches can be debilitating, and undue stress can exacerbate the condition, creating new problems. Lauren R. Natbony, MD, a Headache Specialist at the Mount Sinai Center for Headache and Facial Pain and an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, provides some suggestions for how to manage your headaches when life gets stressful. What’s the difference between a migraine and a regular headache? Headache is a catchall term for any type of pain in the head. Almost everyone has experienced a headache in his or her life. Migraine, however, is more than just a headache....

How does pregnancy impact migraines? About 3-6% of women can experience their first migraine during pregnancy. In this setting, migraine typically occurs during the first trimester and is most often migraine with aura. Migraine typically improve during the second and third trimesters. Increasing levels of estrogen are credited with providing improvement beginning towards the end of the first trimester and continuing during the second and third trimesters. ...

Neurologist and headache specialist Dr. Lauren Natbony discusses green light therapy for migraine sufferers. She recommends the therapy and she personally sits in front of a green light to treat her headaches every day as well. Dr. Natbony weighs in on what form of green light therapy to look for. ...