Online Resources for Migraineurs

By: Li Ming Wong

Many migraineurs feel very alone in their still misunderstood suffering, but they are not alone. There are a number of support groups where migraine sufferers can find understanding, information resources, and encouragement.

The American Council for Headache Education (ACHE)

You can find ACHE online at www.achenet.org. Their mission is to educate patients and health care providers about headaches, including migraines. Their website has a wealth of information about migraine diagnosis and research as well as an "Ask the Expert" section staffed by physician volunteers, all of whom are headache specialists.

The World Headache Alliance (WHA)

The WHA's home on the web is at www.w-h-a.org. The WHA is a truly international organization, bringing together the efforts of 38 headache organizations in 26 different countries. This is one of the best sites on the web for current research information and innovative news about migraines and other headache conditions.

Migraine Awareness Group: A National Understanding for Migraineurs (MAGNUM)

Find MAGNUM on the Internet at www.migraines.org. This site has a lot of good information and is an excellent resource for people wanting to get involved in migraine activism.

The Migraine Trust

The Migraine Trust is an excellent, United Kingdom-based resource that can be found online at www.migrainetrust.org. They are particularly devoted to workplace migraine awareness and activism and put out a newsletter packed with good information.

The Migraine Action Association (MAA)

The MAA's website at www.migraine.org.uk gives visitors a look at the history of one of the oldest migraine support and advocacy groups in the world, established in 1958. The site also has a very inclusive list of local chapters and support groups throughout the UK.

Headaches and Migraines at About.com

A wealth of information and links to lots of other good resources are at As of March 2007, the site had no guide but the archives are full of good articles.

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