A regular headache usually doesn’t last that long and typically subside on its own or after taking an over-the-counter pain reliever.
A migraine, on the other hand, is like a regular headaches ugly cousin. It is an intense headache characterized by intense throbbing pain. It can last for several hours – even days.
You can often tell the difference between a migraine headache from a regular headache by the symptoms. Symptoms include:
- Inability Or Trouble Focusing
- Localized Pain Near The Eye On One-Side Of The Head
- Moderate To Severe Throbbing Pain
- Nausea Or Vomiting
- Numbness, Tingling, Or Weakness In The Extremities
- Overwhelming Pain That Keeps You From Being Able To Perform Normal Activities
- Prolonged Headache That Lasts Anywhere From A Few Hours To Days At A Time
- Sensitivity To Light Or Sound
- Vision Disturbances
Often times you may experience warning signs of an impending migraine like changes to your vision including blurring vision or seeing stars.
Warning signs are different for everyone, but if you learn to pay attention to these signs you can often circumvent attacks by taking medication early enough to prevent debilitating symptoms.
When migraine attacks happen they can put you down for the count, cause horrible pain and take over your life for days.
Migraines are the most common type of headaches that cause people to seek medical treatment for symptoms
There is not a cure, but there are several medications to lessen debilitating effects
- Beta Blockers
- Botox Injections
- Over-The-Counter Pain Relievers
- Prescription Medications
- Seizure Medication
It’s time to see a Top10MD Pain Management Specialist to properly diagnose your migraine headaches, manage, and treat them. Don’t suffer any longer.
FIND A TOP10MD PAIN MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST
Finding a Pain Management Specialist is difficult at best. If you are suffering from chronic pain, it’s time to find the right doctor to address your condition.
There are hundreds of Pain Management Specialists to choose from; however, not all doctors are created equal. That’s why we’ve selected your city’s best Pain Management Specialists – to make the decision process easier for you and your family.
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