Though headaches can cause significant pain, a migraine can cause many disabling symptoms that stop you in your tracks for many hours and even days. If you suffer from migraines, Suresh Lohano, MD, and Taylor Thomas, APRN, FNP-c, at Premier Primary Care in New Albany, Indiana, have the expertise and experience to help you get the relief you need. To book an appointment, call the friendly office staff or schedule online.
A migraine is a type of headache that causes intense throbbing or pulsing pain on one or both sides of your head. For many people, a migraine can be so debilitating that you cannot function until the pain passes.
The intensity of a migraine can cause nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound.
Migraines can occur for many different reasons, including:
Triggers for migraines can vary. Though genetics may play a role in why you might have migraines, paying attention to what occurs before they occur can help you isolate the source of your issue.
When you visit Premier Primary Care for an evaluation, your provider first learns the description of your symptoms. Blood work or imaging tests, such as CT scans or an MRI, may be recommended to confirm your diagnosis.
Once you have an accurate diagnosis, your physician offers a customized treatment plan to help you avoid migraines or alleviate your pain when they occur.
It’s normal for you to experience certain mood swings or specific food cravings before the onset of a migraine attack. Once the migraine starts, your symptoms may include:
Medication can reduce your symptoms, but if you don’t get treatment, your migraine can last for hours and maybe even occur for days.
Migraines have several different treatment options. Rescue medications can be taken at the very onset of a migraine. However, if you have migraines often, your provider might prescribe a prevention medication.
Advanced treatments include:
You can also make changes to your lifestyle that include your diet, exercise, and stress management to help you avoid migraine triggers.
If you suffer from migraines and are ready to get the relief you deserve, call Premier Primary Care today or book an appointment online.