BYU, Utah researchers find genetic cause for migraines

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  • Unclefred Ticonderoga, NY
    May 2, 2013 10:38 a.m.

    I'd guess my family has this gene. We see 6 generations of affected individuals, primarily the women in the family.. The men just have more headaches that the average...

  • 1aggie SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    May 2, 2013 8:44 a.m.

    "We are as much in the dark ages now with modern technology as they were in the 12th century science of star gazing when it comes to the human body."

    Tell that to my mom who with her new hip is walking normally for the first time in years.

    May 2, 2013 8:43 a.m.

    To 2cents. I've suffered migraines for years along with my daughter and my son. Migraines weren't our first diagnosis, either. I blamed stress, all kinds of things. When my son started getting headaches, we tried glasses, relaxation, they only got worse.

    Before I had them (they hit in my 30's) I thought like you, that they were just a headache brought on by stress and to stop complaining. NO, they are not. The pain and nausea are debilitating. Light stabs you in the head. You just want to curl up and die.

    I have tried everything... narcotics don't stop it, they just cover up the pain and put you to sleep while the migraine lasts. It has nothing to do with stress as I've had migraines while relaxed and happy!

    I just hope that, unlike me, 2cents is never cursed with this pain.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    May 2, 2013 7:42 a.m.

    2cents: Science proves most everything time and time again. It's religion that has never proven anything.