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Myths about Migraines

People who suffer from migraines are well aware that they are beyond just a mere headache. A migraine is typically accompanied by throbbing or pulsing pain and may include nausea and vomiting, as well as sensitivity to light and noise. The disabling nature of the pain could cause the sufferer to be confined to a darkened room for hours or even days.

Those are some of the basic facts about migraines, but there are also many myths out there that you should be aware of when you seek out migraine treatment. We at First Coast Pain would like to dispel some of those myths for our patients in the Jacksonville, FL, area and beyond.

Common Migraine Myths

All Headaches Can Be Described As Migraines – There are a number of different types of headaches, and migraines are distinct due to their severity, duration, and accompanying symptoms.

Sufferers Are to Blame for Their Migraines – While factors such as anxiety, depression, and stress may trigger a migraine, the main culprit when it comes to migraine attacks is genetics.

Caffeine Causes Migraines – Caffeine can actually be utilized as a form of migraine treatment when it is used on an as-needed basis (caffeine overuse is indeed known to cause headaches).