Migraine

Symptoms
  1. A headache that often begins as a dull ache and grows into throbbing pain. It usually gets worse during physical activity. The pain can shift from one side of the head to the other, can be in the front of the head, or feel like it's affecting your entire head.
  2. Sensitivity to light, noise, and smells
  3. Nausea and vomiting, upset stomach, and belly pain
  4. Loss of appetite
  5. Feeling very warm or cold
  6. Pale skin
  7. Fatigue
  8. Dizziness
  9. Blurred vision
  10. Diarrhea
  11. Fever (this is rare)
Causes

There are a number of migraine triggers, including:

  1. Hormonal changes in women

    Fluctuations in estrogen, such as before or during menstrual periods, pregnancy and menopause, seem to trigger headaches in many women.

    Hormonal medications, such as oral contraceptives and hormone replacement therapy, also can worsen migraines. Some women, however, find their migraines occurring less often when taking these medications.

  2. Drinks

    These include alcohol, especially wine, and too much caffeine, such as coffee.

  3. Stress

    Stress at work or home can cause migraines.

  4. Sensory stimuli

    Bright lights and sun glare can induce migraines, as can loud sounds. Strong smells — including perfume, paint thinner, secondhand smoke and others — trigger migraines in some people.

  5. Sleep changes

    Missing sleep, getting too much sleep or jet lag can trigger migraines in some people.

  6. Physical factors

    Intense physical exertion, including sexual activity, might provoke migraines.

  7. Weather changes

    A change of weather or barometric pressure can prompt a migraine.

  8. Medications

    Oral contraceptives and vasodilators, such as nitroglycerin, can aggravate migraines.

  9. Foods

    Aged cheeses and salty and processed foods might trigger migraines. So might skipping meals or fasting.

  10. Food additives

    These include the sweetener aspartame and the preservative monosodium glutamate (MSG), found in many foods.

Treatment in Silk Clinics

With Botox injections
  • What You Need to Know About Migraine and Botox?

    We’ve all heard of Botox, responsible for generations of smooth foreheads in Hollywood. But Botox has also brought relief to many people who suffer from chronic medical conditions. In 2010, Botox was approved for use with chronic migraine, and many patients are reporting success. What do you need to know before considering it?

  • What is Botox?

    Botox is a form of botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin produced by the bacteria that causes botulism. When the Botox botulinum toxin is purified and used in tiny doses in specific areas, it temporarily reduces muscle contractions for approximately 3 months.

  • How Does Botox Work?

    Botox is injected around pain fibers that are involved in headaches. Botox enters the nerve endings around where it is injected and blocks the release of chemicals involved in pain transmission. This prevents activation of pain networks in the brain.