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  1. SWAlexander

    Phenome-wide analysis highlights putative causal relationships between self-reported migraine and other complex traits

    Abstract Background Migraine is a complex neurological disorder that is considered the most common disabling brain disorder affecting 14 % of people worldwide. The present study sought to infer potential causal relationships between self-reported migraine and other complex traits, using genetic...
  2. R.Little

    Migraine Inpatient Treatment; anyone else had it?

    I'm heading to the Jefferson headache clinic in Philadelphia tomorrow for an inpatient migraine treatment that may last anywhere from 3 to 7 days. My CFS is relatively severe. I can't handle much light, and I can't handle much conversation. In specific, I have trouble handling questions. Even...
  3. F

    A symptom I didn't tell my doctor but should have: phantom smells

    I always figured "smelling things that aren't there" would be something a doctor would have maybe not heard of and not know what to do with, but turns out it's a thing. Also, it's neurological. https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/phantom-smells-may-be-sign-trouble-n890271 It's usually...