Everyone is bound to have a headache from time to time. They can occur when you’re under the weather or dehydrated. Unfortunately, some people have headaches much more often, usually without an obvious cause. If that sounds familiar, you may have chronic headaches. One type of chronic headache is a migraine. This severe type of headache causes unique throbbing or pulsing sensations alongside other disturbing symptoms. Chronic migraines or other headaches can be debilitating. They can make it difficult or impossible to live your daily life to the fullest. The good news is that you don’t have to live like this. A qualified healthcare professional can help.
The primary symptom of chronic headaches is, of course, headaches. However, it’s not as simple as going to the doctor and saying that your head hurts often. Try keeping a journal of your symptoms. Include information like what kind of pain, how long does the pain last, and wherein your head is in the pain. Sometimes a headache can come with other symptoms as well. Additional symptoms of migraines include:
The light or sound might make you feel nauseous.
Your vision is blurry and it's hard to see.
You find yourself having a hard time talking.
You usually feel very weak and numb.
You experience nausea from your headache or migraine.
The nausea you feel from your headache/migraine is so bad that it causes you to vomit.
Once your provider understands your symptoms and their severity and frequency, they can diagnose the type of headaches you have. Then, they will try to uncover the cause. The kind of testing that your provider recommends will depend on the kind of headaches you have and its possible causes. Testing options can range from allergy testing to MRIs. When you uncover the cause, you can treat the headaches by eliminating or modifying the cause.
Living with headaches can be debilitating. Make an appointment with your local Center for Advanced Wellness to get started on your healing journey. Then, confirm your appointment, check in, and arrive 15 minutes early. You’ll be called back to discuss your symptoms with a qualified medical professional who wants to help.
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Common triggers include: alcohol, lack of sleep, and skipped meals.
If you are experiencing any signs or symptoms of having chronic pain from headaches or migraines, contact us now and schedule an appointment.