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New Migraine Drug: Stops Pain Before it Starts

June 26, 20159 min
How does the new migraine drug (CGRP) work?If you've ever experienced a migraine, you know how debilitating they can be.As many as 16-18 million people in the U.S. suffer from migraines, a form of a headache that causes intense throbbing throughout your head while also inducing nausea, sensitivity to light, and occasional vomiting.Symptoms can also include seeing wavy/squiggly lines or spots of light, mood changes and dips in your appetite.Fortunately, there's a new drug on the market to help treat migraines, called CGRP. How can this drug stop the pain before it starts?Richard Lipton, MD, joins Dr. Leigh to discuss migraines and the new drug that promises to stop migraines before they actually start.

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