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Concierge Primary Care & Aesthetic & Wellness Clinic located in Temecula, CA

The pulsing, debilitating pain of a migraine can come with other symptoms that make it impossible to focus on anything else for hours. Those symptoms include light sensitivity and nausea. At the Temecula Medical Group in Temecula, California, Richard Rawson, DO, and his team manage migraines with a combination of lifestyle changes and medications. Reserve your appointment today over the phone or online for professional migraine care.

Migraines Q & A

What are migraines?

A migraine is a kind of headache that some people get regularly. Migraines can be more intense than other headaches, like tension headaches, because they’re a neurological condition and can cause symptoms other than head pain or pressure. In many cases, these symptoms are crippling.

Migraines tend to run in families, and some people never experience them. If you experience migraine symptoms for at least 15 days of the month, you have chronic migraine. If you only get them every once in a while, they’re called episodic migraines.

The Temecula Medical Group team specializes in diagnosing and treating migraines to improve your quality of life.

What are the symptoms of a migraine?

Any head pain from a migraine tends to show up in the forehead region and only on one side of the head at a time. Most of them last for around four hours, but some can last as long as a week.

Some people notice an aura before a migraine, the stage before the symptoms set in. You might experience vision problems as well as movement or speech difficulties during this stage.

When the migraine sets in, the common symptoms are:

  • Light sensitivity
  • Sound sensitivity
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting in some cases
  • Throbbing head pain in most cases

Many who suffer from migraines find that they happen in response to triggers like loud sounds, certain foods, weather changes, and stress. The Temecula Medical Group team helps you identify your triggers to avoid them to the best of your ability.

How are migraines treated?

The Temecula Medical Group provides treatment for migraines that can make them less severe or reduce the number of migraines you get. Your personalized treatment plan will depend on how severe your migraines are and their characteristics.

Your migraine management plan can involve:

  • Pain relievers
  • Triptans
  • Anti-nausea medication
  • Blood pressure-lowering medication
  • Antidepressant drugs
  • Botulinum toxin injections (Botox®)
  • Anti-seizure medication
  • Regular exercise
  • Dietary changes
  • Staying hydrated

The Temecula Medical Group team might encourage you to keep a journal of your migraine symptoms and when they occur. This helps you identify trends in your migraines and the triggers that cause them.

To learn more about migraines and what you can do to ease their symptoms, call the Temecula Medical Group today or book an appointment online.