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One hour? You've got to be kidding!

Posted Sep 26 2008 5:17pm
So a friend of mine picked up one of those free little magazines that you get at the pharmacy.....I'm not sure what the name of it is, I don't think it's Prevention, but it's something like that. This one has Patrick Dempsey on the cover (I love me some Grey's Anatomy!!).

Anyway - they had a two page dealy on migraine triggers. Pretty much the same 'ol, same 'ol....certain nuts, caffeine, things we "seasoned" migraineurs already know about.

One thing did strike me as odd though.

In the article, it mentioned that while doctors are going through medical school, they only get about one hour of training in Migraine and headaches, and another one hour during residency.....I found this quite appalling! Considering that Migraine strikes more people then diabetes and is so debilitating that it currently is the 4th top reason for people missing work.

I mean, I don't know what I was really expecting someone going into general practice to get as far as migraine and headache training, but I would think it would be more then 2 hours in total. I mean I had to take 2 years of Algebra in high school and I don't even use that crap anymore! You figure a GP is a migraineurs first stop when they are trying to figure out what is going on....

This just reiterates again why it is so important for us to seek out great neurologist and/or Migraine and headache specialists. I mean considering how much time I'm spending learning and reading about this disease, I'd hope my doctor(s) would have spent more time learning about it then I have!
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