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Suffer from migraines? Good news for you.

Well, ish. Neurologist Piero Barbanti of the San Raffaele research hospital in Rome has informed the world that "Migraines are an 'illness of the brainy'".

And his proposed action? A film festival encouraging "Film-makers..to make short films which illustrate how failing to seek professional advice about migraines can be disastrous". I can't see any of these being the next 'Dolce Vita' or 'Ladri di biciclette', although doubtless Dottore Barbanti means well.

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Blogger Newmania said... 10:55 am

I have been hospitalised with migraine .....not saying nuffin , I `m just saying ...I have .

( Dumbo)  

Anonymous David Allen said... 1:52 pm

N, do you give blood? 'Studies show...' that people who give blood are far less likely to get migraines. And people who get migraines, who then start donating blood, often find that the frequency and severity of their migraine attackes decreases.  

Blogger Guthrum said... 2:29 pm

I knew it ! I am becoming more stupid- used to suffer horrendous migraines, but thank God not had one for seven years !

I have given gallons of blood, about thirty armfuls over the years, never made any difference when I suffered Migraines.  

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Blogger Croydonian said... 2:43 pm

Recently Mr N?

I give blood, and do not think I have had anything worse than the occasional headache.  

Anonymous verity said... 3:06 pm

Well,I suffer from occasional migraines (I knew this was a blog for brilliant people ...) and to me, the worst thing is not the pounding pain, which is bad enough, but it's the flashing lights. For me, the onset is always signalled by the brilliant flashing lights and it is nightmareish because you can't close your eyes against them because they're in your head. Thank God, I only suffer occasionally.

I don't give blood. It's my blood and I'm hanging on to it. I may need it one day.  

Blogger Newmania said... 5:55 pm

I have given blood ,once , I found that shrieking like a startled maiden at the sight of syringe didn’t do much for my image. Now I keep my blood .
I wonder if , for all Verity`s fearsome reputation as a fearless virtual eviscerater ,she is actually scared of needles , or the sight of blood ?I find most women are shockingly indifferent to fleshly intrusions and the gloopy giblets within. Still V is often the exception…..

C No not recently ....I used to be clever but as you well know those heady days of Migraine related accuity , are long past. Now I attempt a sort of Brando-esque brooding masculinity....which you may have missed

( Its easily done)  

Anonymous verity said... 6:38 pm

No, Newmania, I'm not afraid of needles (although I certainly don't like them; I could never be a drug addict) or the sight of blood, although I think the sight of my own blood filling up a container might give me pause. I wouldn't want to see a whole armful leave my body.  

Blogger Croydonian said... 6:55 pm

Rather unkindly the bloos bods position you in such a way that no amount of twisting and craning permits a view of either one's own blood pouch or anyone else's.

Apparently some private operations have facilities to bank one's own blood.  

Anonymous verity said... 7:17 pm

Well, I think the idea of banking one's own blood is a good one. What if one were in an accident, for example, they gave one blood with no alcohol in it? It might be a terrible shock to the system.  

Blogger Croydonian said... 8:06 pm

I can see the wisdom in the approach, although I fear it is not cheap. If it was done over here I would not trust the staff to keep supplies separate, frankly.  

Blogger CityUnslicker said... 11:14 pm

I have terrible migraines all of the time; but then again I am married.

Boom boom.  

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