Chronic Migraines and Seizures Linked-Does Your Neuro Know?

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One of the first reactions to my Migraines and Epilepsy book is that people don’t understand what these two conditions have in common.

At it’s foundation, these two conditions share the same mechanism. I have personally known this for at least a decade, but the information seems to be taking a while to get out there. Which may seem strange because chronic migraine headaches and seizures are both within the realm of neurology. Indeed, over the past few years there has been increasing overlap between anti-seizure drugs being used to treat migraines (Topamax, for example). Taking this even further, anti-seizure medications like Depakote have also been used to treat certain psychological disorders like bipolar disorder.

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