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AMD: Migraine research is important

The Association of Migraine Disorders is leading the charge to research better ways to treat migraine.
Dr. Frederick Godley discussing the impacts of migraine and what research the Association of...
Dr. Frederick Godley discussing the impacts of migraine and what research the Association of Migraine Disorders is conducting during an interview on December 30, 2020.(David Graf)
Published: Dec. 31, 2020 at 6:24 PM CST
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - 4 million Americans suffer from chronic migraine. The Association of Migraine Disorders is researching how to better treat people with migraines.

Migraine is the sixth most disabling disease in the world, according to AMD. Migraine symptoms affect the whole body and include extreme light, sound, and smell sensitivity, nausea, vomiting, head pain, brain fog, dizziness, visual disturbances, and more.

Dr. Frederick Godley, one of AMD’s researchers, said, “Most people don’t understand the prevalence and how common migraine is and how it can suck the enjoyment out of life.”

Godley also said that current treatments don’t help most patients because we don’t have a great understanding of how the brain works. “AMD has assembled about 20 research experts from prestigious universities and various backgrounds to help us craft a roadmap to how we learn more,” said Godley.

Currently, AMD has a generous donor who is willing to match up to $100,000 in donations as a part of its “Research is Hope” campaign.

To learn more about AMD and make a donation, check out their website here.

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