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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Migraine Headache Symptoms of a migraine headache may include:Pain on both or only one side of the headThrobbing, pulsing painSensitivity to sound and light, sometimes smellsNausea and vomiting are also commonBlurred visionLightheadedness that may lead to fainting Symptoms Diagnostic Procedures Blood tests to check for underlying conditionsSinus x-rays to check for congestion or respiratory problemsMRI to look at detailed images of organs and other structuresCT scan to see more detailed pictures than an MRILumbar puncture to check for infections or other conditions that may be causing problems Treatment Prognosis Change in dietRegular exerciseIce pack applied to the skinStress managementApplying pressure to the headMedication (abortive, rescue, preventative) Studies have shown 4 different patterns for the prognosis 1. Some patients become symptom free for prolonged periods of time2. Some patients continue to have headaches, but less severe than migraine headaches3. Some patients continue to have migraines over many years with no change4. Some patients begin to have more frequent and disabling migraine attacks What could go wrong? Effects on self and others Self: Migraines can effect a patients everyday life because they can cause conflicts in relationships,work, and social life as well. Frequent migrainescan cause one to miss important life events due tothe pain associated with the migraine.Others: A patients migraine could effect their familybecause one might have to miss family events orcancel plans due to the pain associated with themigraine. Treatment for migraines will effect each person differently. Some treatments may work better than others for different people. The worst that could happen is that none of the treatments have a positive effect on the patient or that theirsymptoms could get worse and become more frequent and disabling in everyday life.
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