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Migraine Infusion Therapy

Treatment for Migraine Symptoms

Migraines are painful headaches caused by a neurological condition affecting people of all ages in varying frequency and severity. There are many treatments available, but if over-the-counter and oral prescription medications don’t control your migraines, migraine infusion therapy may help lessen the frequency or severity of migraines.

Migraine Medications available at FlexCare Infusion Centers.

Vyepti

What Are Migraines?

A migraine is a severe headache – often intense and debilitating. The ache can feel intense and steady, frequently starting mild and gradually becoming more severe. Migraines can last for hours to days depending on the individual and episode.

There are several types of migraines, but the two most common types are migraine with aura and migraine without aura. Patients who experience migraines either have episodic or chronic attacks, with varying stages and symptoms.

Migraines can have several triggers including hormonal changes in women, alcohol consumption, certain foods or food additives, stress, specific smells or lighting, sleep patterns, weather, or medications.

Symptoms Treated by Migraine Infusion Therapy

There are four common migraine stages, though not everyone experiences all four: prodrome, aura, attack, and post-drome.

The prodrome can occur a day or two before the migraine and may include subtle warning signs. These can include:

  • mood changes
  • food cravings
  • constipation
  • neck stiffness
  • fluid retention
  • increased urination.

An aura sometimes occurs either before or during the migraine. These symptoms begin gradually and can last up to an hour. This includes:

  • visual phenomena
  • vision loss
  • tingling sensations in the arms or legs
  • numbness or weakness in the face or body.

If untreated, a migraine attack can last from 4 to 72 hours. People often experience:

  • throbbing or pulsing pain on one or both sides of the head
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • sensitivity to light, sound, and sometimes smell and touch.

Finally, the postdrome phase can result in feeling tired or confused for up to a day or so after a migraine.

If you are experiencing migraine symptoms, migraine infusion therapy may help minimize the frequency of migraines and reduce symptoms.

Diagnosing Migraines

Patients are diagnosed with migraines based on reported symptoms, clinical history, and by ruling out other potential sources. The cause of migraine headaches isn’t fully known, though they seem to be related to changes in the brain. A family history of migraines can increase individual risk.

Women have migraines approximately three times more often than men. Most people who experience migraines usually begin having them between ages 10 and 40, and many women find they lessen or disappear after age 50. Other medical conditions that may also increase the risk for migraines include depression, bipolar disorder, sleep disorders, and epilepsy.

Migraine Infusion Therapy

Because migraines vary so much from patient to patient, several types of medications are available to treat them. It may take some time to discover which treatments work best for you.

Migraine infusion therapy is often an effective method to receive fast relief from pain and other symptoms associated with your migraines. The infusion medications to treat migraines target the proteins that cause migraines, and a routine maintenance schedule can help prevent attacks.

FlexCare Infusion Centers offers Vyepti migraine infusion therapy medication to minimize the number of migraines and migraine symptoms.

Getting Started With Migraine Infusion Therapy

 

For Patients Seeking Treatment

If you have been diagnosed with migraines, your provider can easily send us a referral if migraine infusion therapy is part of your treatment plan. Patient convenience and comfort are our top priorities, and we’d love to help you reduce the frequency or severity of migraine attacks. If you have any questions, you can also contact us directly.

For Referring Providers

If you’d like to refer a patient to FlexCare Infusion Centers, complete a referral form and fax or email it to our intake team.

Have Questions?

If you have any questions about migraine or infusion therapy, contact us directly. We look forward to helping you on your journey to better health.