Migraines 101: Symptoms


Migraines are quite common, I would say
United States statistics, 30 to 40 million adult patients with migraines. So,
one in six, one in ten Americans has a migraine one time or more than one
time in their lifetime. So, headache is just one of the symptoms of the syndrome. So, migraine is a–then comes nausea, vomiting. Some people are very sensitive to light,
sound triggers. All the triggers we have. Weather, especially cloudy weather. People have more headaches with it and it lasts. It’s not one of those headaches that you
took one Advil or something and got better. It’s gonna have a lot of– even the
headaches get better they will have a lot of fatigue, lack of concentrations.
They are drained at that point. So, that part lasts longer than even a headache
sometimes. It’s very important for a doctor– whether a primary care or
neurologist– to eliminate other causes of headaches or the patient comes directly
to see you it’s very crucial that we are not dealing with anything else
triggering the headache. So, sometimes we do some investigations before we label
them migraines. Each person’s migraine can have little variations. There are
different kinds of migraine, including that can present like stroke-like
symptoms. So they can have sensory symptoms or or they can have some
tingling numbness or weakness. So they can look just like a stroke. Speech
problems. And they usually come to the ER so we make sure that we eliminate other
causes. So even types of migraine and the
therapy we choose also helps us if there are any cardiac issues, there are
depression, we choose different drugs then. So it helps us then with other
medical issues, too.

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