Top Tips for Having a Successful Experience With Your Migraine Specialist

When you’ve suffered with migraines for a while, and they are a regular and debilitating occurrence, it’s important to visit a specialist to get to the root cause of your problems and plan a course of treatment that can release you from the upset and pain of regular migraines.

Suffering the pain,

How Migraine Aura Can Impact Your Life

When discussing migraines the first symptom – and most common – that people expect to experience is  pain. Migraine pain may or may not be more significant than that of a normal headache. Some individuals who have mild-to-moderate head pain are actually diagnosed with migraine.  The pain does not have to be severe or debilitating to be migranous in nature.

Suffering Regular Headaches? When Should You See Your Neurologist?

Most of us will suffer the occasional headache – and occasional headaches are no real cause for concern. Rest, fluids and some over the counter pain relief usually sees them off, and the cause is usually simple to identify.

But when you are suffering regular headaches, or the kind or severity of the headache changes without any obvious reason,

Five Reasons to Keep a Migraine Diary

There are a number of reasons that your doctor might ask you to keep a migraine diary. If you have been suffering regular and severe attacks there could be a number of contributing factors, and being able to figure out what those factors are is step one to treating the migraines, and possibly even preventing them.

Which Foods Cause Migraines and How to Avoid Them

Which foods cause migraines – and how do I avoid them?

As well as a debilitating headache, often centered in one point of the head, migraines can cause temporary loss of vision, distortions to senses like taste and smell, ringing in the ears, light sensitivity and floaters in the vision.

Medication can reduce,

How are Migraines Diagnosed

Ways Migraines are Diagnosed

People often think their bad headache is a migraine – but in truth a migraine is far more than simply a headache, and encompasses a range of other symptoms.

What are the symptoms of migraines?

Migraine symptoms vary – not everyone will experience every symptom,

What is a Migraine?

What is a Migraine?

Migraines are episodic headaches that are characterized by pulsating head pain, usually occurring on one side of the head that can worsen with routine activity.  These attacks may be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, an increased sensitivity to light, an increased sensitivity to sound, dizziness, blurred vision, an aura, and other symptoms.

Episodic migraine refers to attacks that occur less than 15 days per month. 

Managing Migraine Headaches

Migraine headaches are distinct from other types of headaches in that they typically occur regularly, sometimes on a yearly basis, others occur monthly or several times per month. They are described as throbbing, pounding and intense pain on one side of the head that may spread to the other side. Migraines are accompanied by nausea and/or vomiting and the person may experience sensitivity to light (photophobia),