What Can I Do About My Chronic Migraines?

Migraines are severe, recurring headaches. They often feel like throbbing or pulsing pain on one or both sides of your head, and can be accompanied by nausea, fatigue, and other symptoms. Migraines can be triggered by a variety of factors, and the pain can last from a few hours to nearly three days.

If you get 15 or more headaches in an average month, you might have a chronic migraine condition. Chronic migraines have the power to significantly impact your quality of life, making it hard to enjoy the activities you love. Don’t let migraines make you miss out on life. Find treatment and relief with Jacinto Medical Group.

Our team expertly diagnoses migraines and helps patients find the best treatment possible. With locations in Baytown and La Porte, Texas, care at Jacinto Medical Group is convenient. Call our office today or book an appointment online to get help for chronic migraines.

Identifying your migraine triggers

Migraines are a neurological condition that causes headache pain and other symptoms, such as nausea and sensitivity to light or sound. A migraine can have up to four stages, known as the prodrome, aura, migraine attack and post-drome.

Migraine pain can linger for days and leave you exhausted, and the attacks often develop due to certain factors called migraine triggers. Avoiding or managing these triggers can lessen the severity of the condition and reduce the number of headaches you experience.

Common triggers for migraines include:

Some research shows that genetics influence your risk of migraines. If someone else in your family has a history of chronic migraines, you may be more likely to suffer them, too. 

If you suffer from recurring migraines, it’s a good idea to keep a journal about your migraines, such as when they began and what you ate or did before they struck. Taking notes about migraine episodes can help you identify potential triggers. Knowing what your triggers are, as well as the common symptoms you experience, can be helpful when developing an effective treatment plan.

Finding migraine treatment that works for you

Because every migraine sufferer is different, so is their treatment for chronic migraines. At Jacinto Medical Group, we take an individualized approach to migraine care. Our team offers a variety of treatment options, from prescription medication to Botox®. We’re committed to helping you find the best relief possible. 

We focus chronic migraine treatment on minimizing symptoms as well as reducing the number of migraines you experience. After working with you to identify your symptoms and possible triggers, we can recommend lifestyle changes to reduce or eliminate triggers.

Prescription medications can help manage symptoms like pain and nausea. Other medications, like ergots and triptans, are specific for migraines and can reduce the occurrence of migraine attacks. In some cases, cardiovascular medications, antidepressants, and other specialized medications can be part of a chronic migraine treatment plan.

Botox is an injectable treatment for chronic migraine. It stops migraine pain before it starts by blocking pain signals to the brain. Botox is FDA-approved to treat migraines and can significantly reduce your number of headache days.

If you suffer from chronic migraines, don’t wait to get treatment. Let us help you find relief. Call or send us a message here on our website today.

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