Migraine is a type of headache that keeps coming back. Other sensations, called an aura, may come before a migraine.
It is treated with self-care, lifestyle changes, and medicine.
When you have symptoms:
Note anything that triggers your migraines. It may help to:
Your doctor may advise medicines for pain and nausea.
When taking medicines:
Your doctor will need to check on your progress. Be sure to go to all appointments.
Call your doctor if you are having problems managing migraines or you have:
Call for medical help or go the emergency room right away for:
American Headache Society
American Migration Foundation
The College of Family Physicians of Canada
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Last reviewed September 2020 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Mary Beth Seymour, RN Last Updated 10/5/2021