Managing Migraine: From Symptoms to Treatments

Woman experiencing migraineA migraine may not seem like a big deal until you experience it often and have to cancel all your tasks because you cannot take the pain. For some, it’s a lifelong battle. Though a migraine remains a mystery and there’s no single cure — in Utah or anywhere else — that can work for anyone, there are several ways to manage it. Here are some suggestions:

Go for Botox

You read that right. Even if you’re not in it for the removal of wrinkles and fine lines, Clarity Skin says that Botox can be of some use to you. Apparently, Botox can be injected into the same areas where the wrinkles are, and this may help with the management of chronic migraines. A chronic migraine is usually experienced 15 days per month; imagine dealing with that kind of pain that often.

Identify Your Triggers

Different things trigger a migraine for different people. The first thing you have to do when managing your migraine is to know what triggers it. Keep a journal, for instance, of the times you experienced a migraine and list what you were doing before the pain, how long it lasted, and what you did to get rid of it. This can come in handy when you check in with your doctor about possible treatment options. Remember that a migraine may last for days. Doctors also suggest keeping a healthy lifestyle and staying hydrated as a preventive measure.

Get Proper Diagnosis

One big problem when it comes to any medical condition is a misdiagnosis. You’re not getting proper treatment if the treatment given to you is suited for the wrong condition. With that said, you need to be sure whether you have a migraine or something else. Being open with your doctor should help identify your problem, its potential triggers, and whether injections may address it positively.

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Many have been suffering from migraines for years, and there’s still no cure for it. What you can do in the meantime is to manage it so you can remain a productive individual.