Migraine Treatment Clinic Q&A
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Which doctor is best for migraine?
How long is too long for a migraine?
Why are migraines so painful?
Migraines can be a debilitating condition lasting hours or days while you struggle to maintain your normal daily routine. At Dr. Pedro Ylisastigui MD, our exceptional medical staff are here to help. We provide compassionate diagnosis and treatment for patients with migraine symptoms.
The type of doctor you choose to treat your migraines may depend on where your pain originates. For patients with mild headache symptoms, a general practitioner may be able to provide sufficient treatment options. However, migraines can be much more severe, often robbing sufferers of hours or days when they are at their worst. If there is a clear factor that is contributing to your chronic headaches such as a neck injury, sinus problems, or vision issues, a pain management specialist, ear, nose, and throat doctor, or ophthalmologist may be able to help. However, for many patients, the cause of migraines is unidentifiable. Finding a headache specialist to diagnose and treat your migraines can sometimes be difficult, but the experienced physicians at Dr. Pedro Ylisastigui MD can provide everything you need to take control of your migraines. A family doctor is often the best option for patients seeking to understand their migraines and find effective treatment solutions. Our experienced doctors offer important insight and treatment options that can be tailored to fit your body’s needs, so you can reduce your migraine recurrence.
Patients who suffer from migraines know that they can often last for extended periods of time. On average, migraine sufferers may expect a migraine to last anywhere from 4-72 hours. A migraine can make it nearly impossible to go to work, spend time with family, or complete important tasks around your home. Many patients may develop helpful self-care techniques that can provide some relief of their migraine. However, when a migraine worsens, presents with new symptoms, or lasts for several days or a week, it may be necessary for you to seek medical intervention as quickly as possible. If you develop additional symptoms such as weakness, loss of vision, confusion, or fever, your migraine may be a symptom of a more serious medical condition. Patients who visit the emergency room because they have a migraine and other symptoms may require a CT scan to check for signs of a stroke, meningitis, or a brain bleed. Unfortunately, most patients who visit an E.R. for their migraine symptoms, and who do not have another medical condition related to their pain, will not benefit in the long-term from medications provided to them during their visit. Migraines are often chronic and recurring, so it is important to find a doctor who specializes in migraine treatment and can provide ongoing support and long-term care.
Unfortunately, doctors do not yet fully understand what causes migraines in patients who suffer from them. There are several theories regarding abnormal brain activity that may negatively impact the blood vessels and nerves within the brain that may contribute to the excruciating pain many people face when they develop a migraine headache. Overly excited brain cells may trigger specific chemical reactions within the brain itself, which can cause the blood vessels to narrow and communication between important nerves to become confused. When combined with the light sensitivity and nausea many people struggle with in addition to their headache, this can make migraine pain nearly unbearable. Another complicating factor is that the triggers that can result in a migraine vary widely from person to person. Some people may experience migraines when they have too much caffeine, are sleep deprived, experience elevated levels of stress or anxiety, or as a result of hormonal fluctuations. Others may experience migraines because of environmental factors, certain medications, or even with no discernible triggers at all.
If you are seeking migraine treatment in, contact Dr. Pedro Ylisastigui MD today to schedule an appointment with a migraine specialist. We serve patients from Lehigh Acres FL, Fort Myers FL, Buckingham FL, Cypress Lake FL, Gateway FL, Cape Coral FL, Palmona Park FL, and Alva FL.