All in my head

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In this guest blog, we share a reflection on living with migraine from Elizabeth Heritage. Elizabeth is a creative non-fiction writer and freelance publishing professional living with the disability that is chronic migraine. She is based online at and lives in real life in Te Whanganui-a-Tara/Wellington. When you are lying flat on your back […]

The reality of healthcare for migraine in New Zealand


In this guest blog, medical student Blair McInnarney shares what he has learnt about migraine health care from analysing results from the Migraine in Aotearoa New Zealand Survey. I am a fourth-year medical student at the University of Otago, based at the Wellington campus. I have spent my summer working with Migraine Foundation Aotearoa New […]

An old drug with a new migraine use

An old drug with a new migraine use

In this guest blog, Drs Barrie and Matthew Phillips reflect on their experience using aminophylline, a drug that has been used for decades in respiratory and cardiovascular medicine, in the treatment of migraine attacks. My son and I recently published a short article about migraine, which was called “Aminophylline in Pain and Migraine” and published […]

Migraine 3-minute thesis winner

migraine 3 minute thesis winner

By Tyla Alexander I am a final year PhD student in Professor Debbie Hay’s Laboratory in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Otago. Recently, I competed in the 3-minute thesis (3MT) competition and won the University of Otago Grand Final. The aim of the competition was for us to present our […]