When a severe migraine hits, many sufferers end up in the Emergency Room (ER). This is not ideal for many reasons including the long wait to be seen, the noise and bright lights in the ER, the attitude of the ER staff often treating the migraine patient as a narcotic seeker, and lastly, the cost. There are several alternatives to the ER including an urgent care center, home rescue, or an infusion center
Dr. Susan Hutchinson recently spoke to NationalPainReport.com about her personal history with migraine and how it inspired her to become a migraine and headache specialist. She discusses how she's incorporated the right balance of medication and exercise to manage migraines and lead a happy, health life, including competing in Iron Man competitions at 60 years [...]
Dr. Susan Hutchinson appears in a new article posted on Family Circle's website on how to Migraine Management and how to avoid the worst headache of your life. You can read it here: http://www.familycircle.com/health/concerns/migraine-management/
On Sunday, September 25th, Dr. Hutchinson competed in the 1/2 Iron Man competition at Imperial Beach (San Diego, CA) despite having started her day with a migraine. She credits her quick taking of her migraine specific medication for allowing her still compete. Dr. Hutchinson is very happy to report she came in first place in [...]
Last Saturday, August 6th, 2016, Dr. Susan Hutchinson appeared at the BlogHer16 conference at the JW Marriott Los Angeles as part of a panel sponsored by More To Migraine. Attendees took in a discussion about migraine, its impact, and resources to help manage it.
Summer months can be challenging for many migraine sufferers. Heat is a common trigger as is the glare of sunlight at the beach, lake, or outdoor pool. And for many, vacations turn into a nightmare of migraines from the stress of travel, changing time zones, being in a different environment, eating differently, and being out of one’s routine. Read more
This week in my practice I have interacted with many migraine patients having trouble setting boundaries. As a migraine sufferer and “overachiever,” I can relate. I am, by nature, a people pleaser and dislike confrontation or any interaction that is uncomfortable. I sacrifice my emotional and physical health to avoid discomfort. This seems to be common in migraine patients. Read more