Approximately 45 million Americans suffer from chronic headaches…more than half of them suffer from migraines.
A migraine headache causes an intense throbbing or pulsing sensation in one area of the head. Most of the time, it is accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. At times the migraine can be so severe, the person suffering from it cannot function normally and is forced to do nothing but lie down in a dark room. Causing extreme pain, migraine attacks can sometimes last for hours, or even days.
Medications can sometimes help reduce the frequency and severity of migraines. Although, if the treatment hasn’t worked for you in the past, talk to your doctor about trying a different migraine headache medication. The right medication, combined with self-help remedies and lifestyle changes, may make a big difference.
Some migraines are preceded by sensory warning symptoms, commonly called auras. These auras cause symptoms such as flashes of light, blind spots, or tingling in the person’s arm or leg. Other signs of migraine headaches include:
- mood changes and depression
- restless sleep
- stuffy nose or watery eyes
- craving certain foods (i.e. chocolate)
- eye pain
- neck pain
- frequent urge to urinate
- vertigo or double vision
At South Lake Pain Institute, we conduct clinical trials to better understand this debilitating condition and find new treatments to help those suffering from chronic migraines. If you are interested in assisting us with these trials, please visit our Clinical Research page, or contact us by clicking here. Together, we just might be able to find an end to your suffering!