I continue to drone on about how migraine is a systemic condition that needs to be addressed from a whole-body standpoint. If we do not, we see the long term ramifications and increased risk of many chronic diseases.
This particular study finds a relationship between migraine and cardiovascular disease in women. So, everyone with migraines being treated with Topamax (wow–have the drugs reps been doing their jobs or what?? I’ve had more patients coming in on Topamax in the past 6 months than all other yrs combined!!) should really re-assess this approach as it does not fix the underlying physiological imbalance that is putting them at risk for chronic diseases such as stroke and CVD.