Migraines can be debilitating. Migraine symptoms usually are more severe than headaches and cause symptoms such as photophobia, flashing lights, visual changes, nausea, vomiting and fatigue.
At InFocus Urgent Care, our providers will evaluate you quickly to determine the best course of action if you should present with a migraine.
What is a Migraine?
Migraines usually present as a one-sided pulsating headache which typically present initially with an "aura". The aura indicates the first sign of a migraine, at which point symptoms can become more severe including flashing lights, visual disturbances, nausea, fatigue and irritability.
What are the signs/symptoms of migraine?
Migraines are pulsatile one sided throbbing headaches and cause nausea, vomiting, light headedness.
Migraines typically last between 4-72 hours.
What are Migraine Triggers?
Coffee (Caffeine products)
How are Migraines diagnosed?
Migraines are typically diagnosed by presentation and the history of a patient who may have recurrent migraines.
Neuroimaging studies are sometimes necessary, as well as laboratory studies such as erythrocyte sedimentation rate, C-reactive protein.
How are migraines treated?
Migraines can be treated with abortive medications NSAIDs, analgesics, Selective Serotonin receptor agonists.
Migraines can also be treated with prophylactic medications including beta-blockers, antiepileptic drugs, calcium channel blockers and Selective Serotonin reuptake inhibitors.