Migraine is an extraordinarily prevalent neurological disease, affecting over 39 million people in the United States and 1 billion worldwide.
Most people don’t realize how serious and incapacitating Migraines can be. A Migraine can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation usually on just one side of the head. It is usually accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound.
The diagnosis of Migraine headaches is determined based on clinical history, reported symptoms, and by ruling out other causes. Most Migraines last about 4 hours. If they’re not treated, or do not respond to treatment, they can last as long as 72 hours to a week.
There are different types of treatments for Migraines. Some medications provide Migraine pain relief, while other medications attack other Migraine symptoms. There are specific types of Migraine medications designed to be taken on a regular basis as a preventative measure for Migraines.
To best help us figure out the best type of treatment for you, it is recommended that you keep a Migraine Journal. Keeping an accurate and complete diary of your Migraine attacks will help us understand your condition and help us make the correct diagnosis and treatment plan for you.