More than just a headache, Migraine is an intense throbbing or pulsating sensation on one side of the head. The excruciating pain can last from hours to days. Migraines can have an enormous impact on your work, family and social life. There are no known causes to Migraine but some of the common factors that contribute to migraine include lack of sleep, lack of food, stress or even hormonal change in woman. Migraines may progress through four stages, namely prodrome, aura, headache and postdrome. It is important to note that not all patients will experience all four stages of migraine.
Signs and symptoms
- Pulsating or throbbing pain on one or both sides of the head
- Increased sensitivity to sounds, light and sometimes smell
- Nausea and vomiting
- Blurred vision
- Dizzy spells
Note: these are just a few signs and symptoms provided for informational purposes. Do not attempt self-diagnosis based on this list.
There is no cure for migraines but there are some pain relieving drugs which are available to ease or prevent the symptoms of the attack. Some medications, also known as acute or abortive treatments, are taken to stop the symptoms that presents itself during a migraine attack while there are preventive drugs that can be taken regularly to reduce the frequencies or severities of the migraine attacks. In severe cases, Botulinum Toxin (Botox®) is injected every three months, using specific migraine protocols, that is proven to be an extremely effective treatment for severe cases of status migrainous.
Northern Neurology Specialties, Dr. Jill Bressler – Experts You Can Trust for Migraine Treatment
The treatment plans are highly dependent on the underlying causes of your condition. Allow Dr. Bressler to make a precise diagnosis and tailor a unique treatment plan that will best help you cope with migraine attacks. Contact us today and talk with a specialist so that we can help improve the quality of life for you.