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Migraines 101: Your Journey to Migraine Management Starts Now

Alcantara, Livia
Written by Livia Alcantara
On July 27, 2021

What The Heck Is A Migraine?

A migraine is a neurological condition that usually comes with multiple symptoms and can last hours to days. The most frequent sign of a migraine is intense and debilitating headaches. Other symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, blurred eyesight, numbness or tingling, and sensitivity to light.

Migraines can begin at any age and as early as childhood; however, migraines are most common between the ages of 18 and 44Women are more likely to suffer from this affliction, although men can as well. Family history does play a role in your likelihood of getting migraines and is one of the most common risk factors. 1

Isn’t A Migraine Just A Strong Headache?

While a migraine might seem like just an intense headache, headaches and migraines are very different. Check out our symptom tracker to see if you suffer from migraines or headaches.

Infographic Data Courtesy Healthline.com 2

What’s Causing My Migraine? Unfortunately, many situations can spark migraines, and research is still ongoing to discover new triggers; however, here’s a few situations that can cause migraines :

  • Severe heat or other extremes in weather
  • Dehydration
  • Changes in barometric pressure
  • Hormone changes in women
  • Excess stress
  • Skipping meals or changes in diet
  • Changes in sleep patterns or lack of sleep
  • Use of certain prescriptions
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol use
  • Traveling

For women who experience frequent hormonal headaches or acute pain, AlmotriptanRizatriptan, or Sumatriptan might be prescribed to prevent hormonal migraines. 

Isn’t A Migraine Just A Strong Headache? You know it’s time to make an appointment to see your doctor if your migraines start to affect your daily life.

Be sure to tell your doctor about all of your symptoms, duration of migraine, and potential triggers to help your healthcare professional create an accurate treatment plan. Migraine headaches can be severe, debilitating, and uncomfortable, but thankfully, there are many treatment options available, so be patient finding the one or combination that works best for you.

Some natural remedies for migraines include:

  • Changing your diet
  • Cutting caffeine intake
  • Using peppermint oil
  • Practicing stress management
  • Exercise regularly
  • Quit smoking 4

Some common medications your doctor might prescribe are to help you with migraines are AlmotriptanRizatriptan, or Sumatriptan.

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We know time is of the essence when dealing with migraines; that’s why our team works fast to deliver FDA-approved medications quickly to your door so you can find relief faster.

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Data and information from: 

(1) National Headache Foundation (2) Healthline (3) Hopkins Medicine (4) WebMD

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