Do you know that over 110 million American workers miss work every year due to migraine? Migraine symptoms limit a person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. For some migraine attacks start from childhood while for some it starts during early adulthood. Generally migraines last for 4 hours but if you don’t treat them, they can last for 72 hours to a week.

Migraine symptoms:

The common migraine symptoms include food cravingsdepressionfatigue, frequent yawning, hyperactivity, irritability and neck stiffnessThe headaches start mild and turns to moderate to severe when left untreated. There is no permanent cure for migraine but there are ways to suppress the intensity of the symptoms and frequency of migraine attacks

Migraine treatment:

After confirming the diagnosis of migraine, your doctor may suggest migraine medications, lifestyle changes, hormone therapy or alternative care like acupressure or acupuncture. The problem with pills is if a person has vomiting as a migraine symptom, it wouldn’t be possible to take pills. Another effective option is using ketamine for migraines.

Ketamine and its association with migraine:

It’s a Schedule III drug used since 1964 for anesthetic purposes. It relieves pain, induces memory loss and makes a person feel relaxed. The FDA has also approved ketamine for use in pain control. Though FDA hasn’t yet approved ketamine for treating migraines, studies show that it produces significant pain relief for migraine.

If you are looking for ketamine-based treatment at Norfolk, Virginia, schedule an appointment with Mind Peace clinic. The clinic is famous for its effectiveness of ketamine infused therapy. There are different kinds of migraines. Talk to their medical practitioners and enquire about its effectiveness in treating your migraine type.

Common migraine types:

  • Migraine without auraIt is accompanied by at least two of the following: pulsating pain, pain in one side of the head, pain worsens when a person moves. The patient exhibits sensitivity to sound/light and/or experience nausea. 
  • Migraine with auraSymptoms include visual problems, sensory problems, speech problems, brainstem problems and eye problems. An aura generally begins before the onset of headache.
  • Chronic migraine: It is accompanied by severe headache, depression, high blood pressure, arthritis, previous head or neck injuries. 
  • Vestibular migraine: Referred as migraine-associated vertigo, it causes dizziness and balance problems. The condition is sensitive to foods and you are likely to be suggested lifestyle changes by a doctor. 
  • Menstrual migraine: This occurs with/ without aura during ovulation and before/during/after menstruation. It lasts longer, is intense and has significant nausea when compared to other migranes.

Causes of migraine:

Being aware of common cause of migraines would help you experience less-frequent migraines. The common causes are:

  • Bright lights
  • Severe heat
  • Dehydration
  • Changes in barometric pressure
  • Estrogen and progesterone fluctuations in women
  • Excess stress
  • Loud sounds
  • Certain foods like alcohol, caffeinated drinks, tyramine and food additives.
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Skipping sleep

Find out which are the trigger factors of your migraines and avoid those. Seek immediate attention if you are experiencing recurring headaches. 

Author's Bio: 

Kim Smith enjoys exploring the entertainment world with her thoughts and opinions on selfgrowth