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HeadWay, Issue #031 -- 5 popular drugs
February 21, 2006
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In this month's issue:
5 Top-selling drugs
Tidbits from the website, and a thank you gift
Say what?! Gastric stasis
5 Top-selling drugsThis month we're going to look quickly at 5 drugs that are huge big sellers around the world. Though not necessarily directly headache related, chances are many of you are taking (or have taken) at least one of these. It's important to know how they relate to migraine or headache. So here's a quick look at 5 top-sellers:
One thing to remember, if you're taking any of these for whatever reason - be sure your doctor is aware of what other drugs you're taking. It's very easy to end up taking two drugs (or a drug and a herb or supplement) that can be dangerous in combination.
This is only a few tidbits of information. To read more, try a search at the Mayo Clinic or drugstore.com.
Tidbits from the website, and a thank you giftAfter our "30th issue celebration" last month, I have even more reason to say Thanks! Recently Relieve-Migraine-Headache was honoured by our hosts on the internet, as one of the best health sites in the top 1%. Check out this blog entry for more details. Also, thanks for all your excellent feedback last month, especially on the issue of nausea. Many of you pointed out a glaring omission - the use of ginger. So thanks to you there's now a new article on the site (a slightly ginger-centric one) on nausea. Visit the migraine nausea page.
For more on the migraine-food connection, including food triggers and links to more information, check out the migraine - headache - diet page.
Find out what other site visitors are thinking, and share your opinion. Brand new are the Reader's Choice Awards, the favourite migraine and headache books of our visitors, including cookbooks.
And since we're on the topic of food, I have a special gift for you, as a thank you. If you visit the HeadWay MailRoom (password nomoache), you can download in pdf format a super-rich multigrain granola recipe. Packed with headache and migraine fighting ingredients, this recipe is also flexible enough to use ingredients that may already be in your cupboard. If you're sick of processed food (which is an enemy to the headache sufferer) and want to experiment with something fun and easy, try out this recipe.
If there's anything that has improved my health personally, it's balancing my diet with a little home made granola. I'll offer this recipe to everyone later, but you can check it out first! While you're there, why not suggest a future topic for HeadWay?
Coming up soon - more on "silent migraine". In the mean time, check out our page on eye migraines, including silent or pain free migraine.
Say what?! Gastric stasisGastric stasis, also called gastroparesis (though this may refer to more serious versions) has been in the news lately. Gastric stasis basically means that food stays in your stomach longer. If you're taking a painkiller, gastric stasis could be a problem because the drug will take longer to get into your system.
A recent study confirmed that migraineurs with aura in particular are prone to gastric stasis, and so may benefit from drugs that don't need to go through the stomach. Visit the blog for more on the gastric stasis study, and what it means for you.
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