CHAMP Chats

RetreatMigraine: A Lasting Impression

Three arms with the RetreatMigraine tattooed on them.

This past weekend the members of CHAMP hosted RetreatMigraine, a 3-day education conference for people living with migraine disease. More than 200 people came to San Antonio, TX to connect, experience and heal with those who understand without saying a word. Throughout the weekend, attendees learned more about their disease, various ways in which to…

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CHAMP Calls for CGRP Coverage in the UK

Respect Migrane Disease Cover CGRP Medicines

The UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recently released draft guidance indicating that they will not approve Aimovig (erenumab) for coverage through the country’s National Health Service. While those prescribed Aimovig, a CGRP inhibitor produced by Novartis/Amgen, may pay out-of-pocket to receive the treatment, the cost of the medicine will keep many…

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CHAMP Releases Headache and Migraine Disease Language and Image Guide

Headache and Migraine Disease Language and Image Guide

The Coalition For Headache And Migraine Patients (CHAMP) recently released the Headache & Migraine Disease Language & Image Guide, a collaborative effort of the headache, migraine and cluster patient advocacy community. The purpose of the guide is to help all people who communicate about headache diseases to do so in a more accurate, informed and…

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Is Wine A Headache / Migraine Trigger?

Does wine trigger migraines? Thoughts on Triggers.

My primary job is as the executive director of CHAMP. I’m also the life partner of someone with chronic migraine disease. Both sides of our families are home winemakers, producing multiple barrels of wine each year. Wine is ever present as we share meals and enjoy outings with our families. But is wine the mortal…

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