A physician trained in treating headaches can diagnose migraines based on:
Your doctor may also order additional tests, such as an MRI or CT scan, to rule out any other causes.
Symptoms vary from person to person and can include:
After a migraine attack, you may also feel exhausted, confused, moody, dizzy or weak.
Some patients experience an “aura” before a migraine. Auras begin gradually, build up and then fade, and can include:
While the causes of migraines aren’t well understood, for some people certain “triggers” can raise the risk of having a migraine attack. These may include:
While we don’t yet have a cure, taking preventive medications, such as Qudexy® XR, can help reduce the frequency of migraines.
Here are some additional things you can do to be proactive about your migraines:
Information about migraine symptoms, causes and treatment.
American Migraine Foundation (AMF)
Patient support, education and advocacy.
Migraine Research Foundation
Migraine research projects and clinical data.
U.S. National Library of Medicine/Medline Plus
Migraine-related topics for adults and teens.
If you suffer from severe migraines, talk to your doctor about your symptoms.
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