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Frequently Asked Questions


What are migraines?

Migraines are moderate to severe headaches sometimes accompanied by nausea, vomiting, speaking difficulty, numbness or tingling, and sensitivity to light & sound. The actual cause of migraines is yet to be known. It is characterized as a neurological disorder.


What are the different types of migraines?

There are mainly two types of migraines:

  1. Migraines with aura
  2. Migraines without aura


Migraine without aura is further classified as:

  1. Chronic migraines
  2. Menstrual migraines
  3. Hemiplegic migraine
  4. Abdominal migraine


What are the symptoms of migraines?

Usually, there is severe pain on one side of the head followed by sensitivity to light and sound. But people also experience the following symptoms:

  1. Pain in eyes, neck or whole face
  2. Headache can be acute, chronic or throbbing
  3. The vision being distorted or experiencing visions
  4. Nose congestion
  5. Tender scalp


How is migraine diagnosed?

A Neurologist will diagnose migraines based on an individual’s family history and physical examinations. If the symptoms suddenly appear and no relevant family history then following tests are done to diagnose migraine:

  1. CT Scan
  2. MRI


What are the different treatment approaches for migraines?

  1. Medication used to relieve pain
  2. Medication for preventing the migraines
  3. Lifestyle modification


What are the home remedies for Migraine Treatment?

Few of the home remedies proven to be effective in Migraine Treatment are:

  1. Acupressure and acupuncture
  2. Diet changes such as avoiding processed food, alcohol, chocolate, etc
  3. Use of essential oil
  4. Ginger
  5. Stress management
  6. Yoga or stretching
  7. Biofeedback therapy
  8. Massage
  9. Herbal supplements
  10. Vitamin B-complex supplements
  11. Rest
  12. Warm or cold compress


Difference between migraine pain and sinus pain?

Inflammation in an individual’s sinuses causes radiating pain in regions such as cheeks, nose, and head. Sinus pain may lead to migraine pain. But all the sinus pain are not migraines.


What are the foods which trigger migraine pain?

  1. Aged cheese
  2. Bread
  3. Freid food
  4. Processed meat
  5. Oily or greasy food
  6. Onions
  7. Alcohol
  8. Chocolates
  9. Food preservatives
  10. Yeast


What are the do's and don't's for migraine patients?

Do’s:

  1. Mange to get enough sleep
  2. Monitor the caffeine intake
  3. Check the weather as a decrease in wind pressure may also lead to migraine pain
  4. Track menstruation
  5. Maintain a diary to track the attacks
  6. Avoid stress
  7. Avoid alcohol
  8. Consume nutritiously rich food and drinks


Don’t’s:

  1. Skip meals
  2. Over or underdo exercise
  3. Avoid drinking fluids and water
  4. Stare at the screens for a long time
  5. Teeth grinding or clenching
  6. Avoid house chores
  7. Smoke


How long can migraine last?

A migraine can last from 4 to 72 hours. For a few individuals its several times a week and for some, it happens only once a year.