What is with technology?! I saved this photo right side up, but when I put it on the blog it turns sideways??!! Argggghhhh!!!!
Anyway, this is the Reader's Digest magazine I was looking for, it is the current issue. Inside is the article I mentioned last week about the link between migraines and allergies.
You may be able to read the article here They have free 30 day trials of Reader's Digest for Apple iPad, Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook and Android devices.
In the article, they quote the American Migraine Prevalence and Prevention Study This is just a one page summary of the study.
I found the original study, but couldn't download it because it required a membership fee.
The Reader's Digest write up about the study says that the lining of the nose is connected to a nerve (the trigeminal nerve), which is connected to migraine pain. The researchers think that when allergies flare up they irritate the nerve endings, which triggers pain.
They mention that treating the allergies with allergy shots or allergy nose spray may help decrease migraines. If you have migraines AND allergies, talk to your doctor. It's amazing how so many things in our bodies are connected. Who knew??!! Wouldn't it be WONDERFUL to reduce the number of migraines by treating your allergies first?
Sign me up!!!!