cutaneous allodynia

In the video below, researcher Dr. Julie Wieseler discusses new research into the opioid medications. Opioids include medications such as codeine and meperidine (Demerol).  They’re common when it comes to migraine treatment, but they’re also highly suspect when it comes to Medication Overuse Headache (MOH).  Meaning – taking them for migraine symptoms can temporarily help, […]


My Hair Hurts! Migraine and Allodynia

by James on 19 September 2009

Like about 2/3 of migraineurs, allodynia is one of the wonderful symptoms that comes along with many of my migraine attacks.  It’s always uncomfortable, and usually painful, and believe it or not most people have never heard of it. Allodynia.  Migraineurs often suffer from cutaneous allodynia – that is, sensitivity and/or pain when the skin […]


Migraine and Sensitive Skin

by James on 26 April 2008

It’s not really news that a lot of migraineurs suffer from "sensitive skin" – otherwise known as cutaneous allodynia.  I deal with allodynia myself. The news is just how widespread the problem is.  A massive study of 16,573 people showed us some interesting facts about cutaneous allodynia (CA).  In short, 2/3 of people with migraine […]