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Watch on Demand: Shattering the Stigma Around Migraine With Dr. Starling

Posted on June 23, 2021
Article written by
Torrey Kim

“Often, people wonder what they did to cause their migraine attack. Stop the guilt! It’s not your fault that you’re having a migraine attack. It’s a genetic, neurologic disease.”

Dr. Amaal Starling shared this important insight during MyMigraineTeam’s live Q&A on June 22, 2021, when members of the migraine community had a chance to learn more about managing and treating migraine attacks.

Dr. Starling joined MyMigraineTeam co-founder Mary Ray to answer questions on how to differentiate migraine from a series of headaches, how to explain the pain of migraine to loved ones, and how to use the appropriate verbiage when discussing migraine.

Check out a few more key insights that Dr. Starling discussed during the live Q&A:

  • Why migraine attacks can subside for a period of time and then come back for several days straight
  • The advantages of keeping a migraine tracker to identify trends
  • Myths about the impact of chocolate on migraine attacks
  • Why migraine affects your whole body, not just your head
  • Whether a link exists between depression or anxiety and migraine

Watch the video to see the entire one-hour event, and register to be notified about future upcoming live Q&A sessions on MyMigraineTeam.

Disclaimer: The information, including but not limited to, information from presenters, text, graphics, images, and other material shared during this event is for informational purposes only. The information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you heard during this event.

Speakers:

Dr. Amaal Starling is a migraine specialist who serves as associate professor of neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. She studies primary and secondary headache disorders, including migraine and post-traumatic headaches. This includes understanding underlying pathophysiology, establishing clinical phenotypes, and exploring novel therapeutics for headache disorders.

Dr. Starling has a special interest in exploring non-drug options for the treatment of migraine, including neuromodulation devices such as single-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation.

Mary Ray, co-founder and COO of MyHealthTeams, has a deep understanding of consumer behavior and social networking, which has made the company’s mobile and web apps a daily habit for millions facing a chronic health condition. Her innovative vision for digital health solutions has transformed the way people connect with others who share their diagnosis, facilitating unfiltered conversation and accelerating access to trusted information. Recognized for building scalable platforms that drive consumer engagement, Mary was honored as a DTC Innovator and a PM360 ELITE in 2019. She has contributed to Forbes and been quoted in industry publications at the intersection of health and technology. She has spoken at conferences including the DTC Forum on Social Media and Technology, Health Datapalooza and Digital Pharma. Mary is an advocate for women in technology and has served as a SXSW mentor and a speaker at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She is a graduate of the College of William & Mary School of Business and George Mason University.

Torrey Kim is the managing editor at MyHealthTeams and has over a decade of experience writing about medical conditions. Learn more about her here.

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