Headaches slow down nearly everyone at some point lasting a short while and often fixed with a bit of fresh air, change of lighting or a small break. A bad headache may be eased with paracetamol or other over the counter pain relief.
Migraines on the other hand, can stop people dead in their tracks. Often movement, noise or even light is too much to endure during a migraine attack. Patients complain of becoming bedridden, occasionally for multiple days at a time, with minimal true relief available to some sufferers.
While there have been great leaps in medication and treatments for migraines in recent years, often sufferers don’t want to risk the side effects for minimal reductions in pain or length of a migraine.
Working as an anti-inflammatory and pain-reliever, medicinal cannabis is believed to reduce the severity and regularity of migraines. Understanding triggers of migraines for patients is also key to reducing the pain, but not all triggers can be completely removed from everyday life.
The fully qualified doctors at Cannadoc may ask you about your work, stress, diet, hobbies, exercise habits, and other factors that have changed recently that may have contributed to your migraine headaches.
Along with diet and exercise, a holistic health plan (that may include medicinal cannabis) can be developed in consultation with the medical team at Cannadoc Health. Plans could also include allied health practitioners such as an osteopath or physiotherapist to assist with reducing physical stress, improve movement, and hopefully reduce the frequency of headache symptoms occurring.
If you are experiencing migraines or painful headaches that are impacting your everyday life, reach out to the supportive team at Cannadoc to discuss a holistic care plan to get you back to living your life.
So, we’re all locked down, socially isolated, and hopefully (if we’re lucky) working from home. We’re all anxious about our futures, and its uncertainty can be unnerving. Now what?
Well if you’re like most Australians, you’re probably feeling significant stress and worry. We have all seen in the media about how devastating this COVID-19 virus has been on the health and well-being of many thousands of people across Australia. And couple this with an economic downturn from the lock-down, the stress and worry will be amplified.
We all have friends and family who are likely to suffer from the devastating consequences of this pandemic, if not ourselves. What many people will forget to think about in such times of crisis is their own and their loved-one’s mental well-being.
Anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other mental health issues are common illnesses within our community, and these issues can be worsened in times of extreme stress. So, we all need to be mindful of how we’re feeling mentally on a day to day basis, as well as keep tabs on how our close family and friends are too.
Human beings are highly social creatures, so this period of isolation can be devastating to many members of our society. A big concern we have is that levels of anxiety, depression, and even suicide will rise dramatically over the coming weeks and months.
Therefore, we have decided to put together a Q&A webinar/forum for people to discuss their mental health issues and answer any questions you may have surrounding the maintenance of good mental health. Hopefully, we can offer people a ‘safe space’ to talk, to have high quality conversations about their mental health, and to discuss strategies on how they can improve their mental well-being.
This will be an informal open-access webinar series hosted by Cannadoc, led by a Melbourne based GP, Dr David Feng. We will be taking questions prior to the start of the webinar, so please email any questions/topics you want to discuss prior to the webinar, and we will try to get through as many as we can. We hope to see you then. Good luck, and stay safe.
Maintaining Mental Health in the Time of COVID-19 | Cannadoc
Thu, 2 Apr 2020 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (AEDT)
Register here: https://cannadoc.com.au/webinar-registration/
You can also register by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
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