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There are so many important correlations that it is hard to pick one! ...so I will mention a couple of them.

1 - There are strong genetic correlations to migraine. We are able to follow migraine within families and we are also able to see evidence of some of the cellular abnormalities that cause some specific types of migraine and are passed down through families.

2 - One of my other favorite “surprising correlations” is associations between migraine and the weather. Although the evidence for this is inconclusive, I am a believer that weather is a factor that can influence migraine. I have seen it in so many patients. - Bert B. Vargas, MD

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Many times, people with migraine fear that they have an underlying cause for their headaches and other symptoms due to things like aneurysms, tumors, or other similar issue. The fact is that most of the time, things like aneurysms are not to blame. Most people with migraine will have a normal MRI and vascular imaging. Interestingly, though, the correlation does seem to work in the opposite direction where a significant number of people with KNOWN aneurysms have a history of migraine - but rest assured that only a small fraction of people with migraines will be found to have an aneurysm. - Bert B. Vargas, MD

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Middle school is a tough time. I’m sorry that he’s had a rough run. Since it's the beginning of a new year, I would emphasize that, and always try to put things in a positive light. ‘Are your teachers helpful? Science seems so interesting,' or, 'Who do you like in your class?’ Sometimes frustration with middle school social situations can result in inability to focus on classwork too, so definitely try to find out if there is any bullying or other issues that you can help with.

Lastly, make sure that you are present a lot, even if he’s not talking to you, this makes him feel secure and he may tell you more details. And sleep is really important for him to focus and be in a good mood to tackle the day -- 12 year olds need about 9-11 hours of sleep. - Hansa Bhargava, MD

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Those were pretty much my only symptoms, as well as a little bit of blood in stools as well. The stomach cramps were really what led me to seek medical attention, and they were only severe on one occasion. - David Siegel

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CBD products can help with pain and nausea/vomiting, so it makes sense that we’re all interested in whether it can help with migraine pain and symptoms. Unfortunately there’s not much research about the effectiveness of marijuana for migraine treatment to reference, and there’s a lot of controversy anecdotally among doctors and patients about their experiences. If you’re interested in trying CBD oil you’ll need to check your state laws regarding medicinal use and I’d highly recommend you find a doctor to work with. It’s important to have a comprehensive plan to treat acute migraine attacks and prevent future migraines. - Dr. Arefa Cassoobhoy