Migraines are a frequent complaint for many people. Sometimes they are common and sometimes sporadic, but they are generally very painful and debilitating. What is not quite so common is the knowledge about what they are and how to find relief. The team at First Coast Pain has assembled some FAQs regarding this condition and migraine treatment in Jacksonville, FL.
Q: What are Migraines?
A: Most migraines are throbbing headaches that generally occur on one side of the head and can be accompanied by nausea and disturbed vision. Some individuals experience migraines without any headaches at all but have other symptoms such as light sensitivity, fatigue, dizziness, and loss of appetite.
Q: What Triggers Migraines?
A: There are many triggers, and there is still uncertainty as to why some suffer from migraines while others do not. Many common triggers include hormonal changes, lack of sleep, stress, bright lights, infection, hunger, illness, and anxiety.
Q: Which Treatments are Effective?
A: Over-the-counter and prescription treatments can be effective in treating the symptoms of migraines. In extreme cases, medical treatments such as intravenous injections are required.
Home remedies are often helpful. Apply cold packs to the sensitive area and get plenty of rest and fresh air if possible. Caffeine can help non-coffee drinkers, but then again it may trigger migraines in others, so take care with this treatment. Also, doing something you enjoy will relieve your stress and help take your mind off the migraine, which lessens symptoms.