With the holiday season in full swing this week, our stress levels are sky high. If you suffer from migraines, it is an especially trying time, as stress can be a definite trigger. Each year, migraines are a chief reason why so many people end up in the ER. However, there are things you can do to ensure that this does not happen.
Know the Types of Migraines
First, it’s important to know there are different types of migraines.
Classic Migraine: A classic migraine is the kind that are preceded by visual issues like flashing lights and distorted images. A person experiencing this may also have neurological symptoms like weakness or numbness on one side of the body, difficulty speaking or dizziness. Shortly after those symptoms, the actual headache will occur. The aura generally gives the individual a warning that a migraine is coming.
Common Migraine: A common migraine is the kind that comes without an aura. There may be some indications that a migraine is coming a few hours in advance, such as symptoms like feeling drowsy, having a craving for sweets, being thirsty or even feeling depressed.
Get Diagnosed and Create a Plan
To prevent a trip to the ER because of a migraine this holiday season, the first thing you need to do is to create a plan. If you have not already been diagnosed with migraines but you think you suffer from them, contact us for a thorough examination. Explain all of your symptoms before and during your headaches. We will guide you on treatment options and pain management.
When you do feel a migraine coming on, or feel like symptoms are developing, don’t procrastinate. The longer you wait to take preventative medication, the more likely it is that you will experience an attack. You might be tempted to see if the headache will pass, but the longer you wait on pain management steps, the more difficult the migraine treatment.
Take everything in stride this holiday season and enjoy yourself. Follow these steps any time you feel migraine symptoms beginning to manifest and you will save yourself an unnecessary trip to the ER.
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