Migraines Treatment Online

Migraines often begin in childhood, early adulthood or adolescence. Migraines can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on just one side of the head.


Migraine symptoms can vary, but patients typically experience:

  • Constipation
  • Mood changes
  • Food cravings
  • Neck stiffness
  • Increased thirst and urination
  • Frequent yawning
  • And more.

Diagnosing and Treating Migraines Online

If you have been diagnosed with migraines, you know the intensity of the condition. Migraines lead to headaches of varying intensities, often accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and sound. These unbearable headaches are sometimes preceded by warning symptoms that trigger the migraine. These triggers may include:

  • Hormonal changes
  • Certain foods and drinks
  • Stress
  • Exercise

If you are prone to migraines and know your triggers, hopefully a severe migraine can be avoided, but this is not always possible. Getting treatment online for migraines is useful for patients that have already been diagnosed with migraines and need ongoing care. Doctors can help determine what type of treatment is needed or if a referral to a specialist is required.

During a video consult on Amwell your doctor will ask you a series of targeted questions to determine if your symptoms point to migraines. Then your provider will proceed to determine the best treatment plan for you. Your provider may recommend in-person examination by a specialist if this is needed. Your treatment plan is based on the duration and severity of your symptoms and your medical history. Questions about your work and home environment may be discussed as well.

Once a diagnosis has been made, your doctor will go over the risk and benefits of the various treatment plans. Depending on the cause and severity of the headache, your treatment plan may include:

  • Stress management
  • Improved sleep habits
  • Diet modification
  • Progressive muscle relaxation
  • Pain-relieving medications - also known as acute or abortive treatment
    • These types of drugs are taken during migraine attacks and are designed to stop the symptoms
  • Preventive medications 
    • These drugs are taken regularly to reduce the severity or frequency of migraines

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