Migraine Headaches Treatment

Migraine Headaches

Migraines are a kind of headache that involves other symptoms in addition to the headache.  Symptoms can include the following among others:

  • Headache – Usually affects 1 side of the head and gets worse over several hours and is usually throbbing
  • Aura –An “aura” is a symptom or feeling that happens before or during the migraine headache. Each person’s aura is different, but in most cases the aura affects the vision. You might see flashing lights, bright spots, or zig-zag lines, or lose part of your vision. Or you might have numbness and tingling of the lips, lower face, and fingers of 1 hand. Some people hear sounds or have ringing in their ears as part of their aura. The aura usually lasts a few minutes to an hour and then goes away, but most often lasts 15 to 30 minutes
  • Nausea and sometimes vomiting
  • Feeling sensitive to light and noise

Many people get other symptoms of migraine that happen several hours or even a day before the headache. These are called “premonitory” or “prodromal” symptoms and might include yawning, feeling depressed, irritability, food cravings, constipation, or a stiff neck.

There are many different medicines that can help with migraines and our New York physicians in Midtown or on Upper East Side, NY can help you find the best treatment for your situation. We look forwarding to meeting you.

Common Triggers for Migraines:

Common triggers for migraines may include stress, hormonal changes, skipping meals, weather changes, flashing lights, certain food/drink, and sleeping too much or too little.

If you have any of these symptoms, suffer from Migraine Headaches or think you may, you should see one of our best in class NYC internists and primary care doctors for a comprehensive evaluation for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.

The information on this website is to provide general guidance. In no way does any of the information provided reflect definitive medical advice and self diagnoses should not be made based on information obtained online. It is important to consult a best in primary care physician in Midtown or Upper East Side regarding ANY and ALL symptoms or signs as it may a sign of a serious illness or condition. A thorough consultation and examination should ALWAYS be performed for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. Be sure to call a physician today and schedule a consultation with a top internal medicine doctor.