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  • n. One who experiences migraines.


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  • As a fellow medicated depressive we need a better term--as a migraine sufferer, I can say I'm a "migraineur" I'm impressed at your regular exercise.

    In Which We Go Temporarily Insane

  • "Not always, of course; who cares what hand a migraineur writes with."

    50-Year-Old White Female Blogger

  • Not always, of course; who cares what hand a migraineur writes with.

    50-Year-Old White Female Blogger

  • I ended up simply breaking down on the phone with someone from the referral/tricare office and I got lucky ? she is a migraineur too.

    Minor Gripes - SpouseBUZZ

  • Migraines cost a lot of money and time, not only for the migraineur, but for their employers, their families and for society at large, so more attention needs to be paid to treating this disease.


  • On Wednesday, March 4, 2009, the Supreme Court of the United States rules in favor of the case of migraineur and musician Diana Levine, who had to have her arm amputated because the anti-nausea drug Don't Worry

    Nutrition Frenzy

  • Sufferers inherit a nervous system that is more vigilant of its surroundings than the brain of a non-migraineur, and this nervous system has an enduring predisposition to recurrent attacks of migraine triggered by events that do not produce migraine in the general population.

    Brain Blogger

  • You could ask any migraineur and they will tell you at great length what grudges their families have against them and their migraines.


  • This in turn makes it harder for a migraineur to see the disk, "Wagner said.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • This in turn makes it harder for a migraineur to see the disk. "

    Science Blog


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  • What a strange word. It makes me think of auteur and flâneur. It sounds all wrong and self-contradictory.

    February 15, 2008

  • Or like having migraines is a special skill, or something you can get a license in.

    But yes, I'm only making light of the word, not the thing itself, which can be devastating. I used to think they were just bad headaches, until a good friend started getting them. Becoming violently sick and then passing out, somewhat beyond a headache.

    February 15, 2008

  • This word always amuses me--it sounds as though the poor migraine sufferer is a migraine specialist of some sort.

    Not that migraines themselves are very amusing....

    February 15, 2008

  • "I told my mother what had happened, and she explained to me that what I had had was a migraine — she was a doctor, and she, too, was a migraineur."

    - The New York Times, "Patterns", February 13, 2008

    February 15, 2008