Migraine Signs and Symptoms and Finding Relief from Persistent Pain
Migraines affect approximately 12% of the adult population across the United States. Migraines are categorized as “recurring headaches,” meaning they may flare up frequently. While some researchers believe migraines may have a genetic cause, there are several factors that can result in migraine pain.
These include, but are not limited to:
- Hormonal changes
- Bright lights
- Environmental fluctuations
- Insufficient sleep
- Loud noises
If you or a loved one has been living with migraines, our board-certified ER physician will see you within minutes of arrival. Follow along to discover everything you should know about migraines, and don’t hesitate to visit our emergency rooms across the Dallas-Fort Worth area to seek emergency care.
How Can I Tell if I’m Experiencing a Migraine?
People often describe the feeling of a migraine as a “throbbing” or “pounding” sensation. They typically occur on only one side of the head but may be felt on both. You may also notice this sensation in the neck or face. Accompanying migraine symptoms may include the following:
- Sensitivity to light, sound, and/or smells
- Nausea or vomiting
- Watery eyes or congestion
- Facial pressure
- Dizziness or vertigo
Common Treatments for Migraines
There is unfortunately no surefire cure for migraine symptoms. However, our dedicated, compassionate, and highly qualified board-certified ER physician can help manage your migraine symptoms with the following treatment methods and more:
- Sumatriptan for rapid symptom relief
- Nausea or pain relief medications
- Nonsteroidal drugs or steroids to reduce inflammation
- Intravenous fluids to prevent or alleviate dehydration
It can be difficult to determine when to go to the ER for a migraine, but if you’re noticing any persistent or severe symptoms, don’t hesitate to call or visit your nearby emergency room. We have 9 facilities spread across the DFW area that are OPEN 24/7 located in Hurst, Colleyville, Frisco, Highland Village, Hillcrest, Uptown, Little Elm, Mansfield, and Texoma.