Migraine. Migraine Relief. Migraine Treatment. Migraine Symptoms. What Causes Migraines. How To Get Rid Of A Migraine.
Hey friends, I’ve had lots of comments to do a video on Migraine Relief and Migraine Treatment. This is quite a detailed video looking into migraine symptoms, what causes migraines, how to get rid of migraines and loads more. As promised here are the chapters to the video,
00:50 Migraine Symptoms
02:06 Migraine Aura
02:32 Migraine Causes
03:14 Migraine Relief
04:24 Migraine Treatment
08:26 Migraine Complications – When To Seek Medical Attention
The main symptom of a migraine is usually an intense headache on 1 side of the head.
The pain is usually a moderate or severe throbbing sensation that gets worse when you move and prevents you carrying out normal activities.
In some cases, the pain can occur on both sides of your head and may affect your face or neck.
Other symptoms commonly associated with a migraine include:
• Feeling sick
• Being sick
• Increased sensitivity to light and sound, which is why many people with a migraine want to rest in a • Quiet, dark room
Some people also occasionally experience other symptoms, including:
• Poor concentration,
• Feeling very hot or very cold
• Tummy (abdominal) pain
Not everyone with a migraine experiences these additional symptoms and some people may experience them without having a headache.
The symptoms of a migraine usually last between 4 hours and 3 days, although you may feel very tired for up to a week afterwards.
For more information on the symptoms of Aura: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/migraine/symptoms
WHEN TO SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION:
You should see a doctor if you have frequent or severe migraine symptoms that cannot be managed with occasional use of over-the-counter painkillers, such as paracetamol.
Try not to use the maximum dosage of painkillers on a regular or frequent basis as this could make it harder to treat headaches over time.
You should also make an appointment to see a GP if you have frequent migraines (on more than 5 days a month), even if they can be controlled with medicine, as you may benefit from preventative treatment.
You should call 999 for an ambulance immediately if you or someone you’re with experiences:
• Paralysis or weakness in 1 or both arms or 1 side of the face
• Slurred or garbled speech
• A sudden agonising headache resulting in a severe pain unlike anything experienced before
• Headache along with a high temperature (fever), stiff neck, mental confusion, seizures, double vision and a rash
These symptoms may be a sign of a more serious condition, such as a stroke or meningitis, and should be assessed by a doctor as soon as possible.
For more up to date information on migraines and when to seek medical attention: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/migraine
The risk of having an ischaemic stroke is increased by using the combined contraceptive pill.
Medical professionals generally advise women who experience migraine with aura not to use the combined contraceptive pill.
Women who have migraine without aura can usually take the combined contraceptive pill safely, unless they have other stroke risk factors such as high blood pressure or a family history of cardiovascular disease.
If you take the combined contraceptive pill and experience aura symptoms, talk to a GP about alternative forms of contraception.
For more information on complications: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/migraine/complications
Many possible migraine triggers have been suggested, including hormonal, emotional, physical, dietary, environmental and medicinal factors. These triggers are very individual and the full list can be found at:https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/migraine/causes/#triggers
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I’m a prescribing media pharmacist who loves science, making videos and helping people. I work in both GP surgeries and community pharmacy.
This video is for information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions. Abraham The Pharmacist has used all reasonable care in compiling the information but make no warranty as to its accuracy. Always consult a doctor or other healthcare professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.
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