What Are Migraines?
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
- 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
- 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.
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.