headaches can be very disruptive to everyday life. If you think you are suffering from this kind of headache
and have them often, it is important to be followed by a physician who specializes in headaches (often a neurologist
First, it is important to determine that your headaches are in fact migraines. A neurologist can take a detailed headache history which is very important in helping to diagnose different kinds of headaches. The time of day, type of headache, intensity of headache, associated symptoms, and family history can all be significant when evaluating migraines or other headaches.
When it comes to treating migraine headaches, there are many different possibilities (again, however, it is important to establish that you are having migraines as not all headaches are treated in the same way). A treating physician can help adjust several different types of medication options for migraines, including medications that can help prevent you from getting these headaches, as well as medications that can be used to treat acute migraines when they occur.
It is also important to know that regular use of many headache medications can itself actually cause headaches. For this reason it is best to see a physician to help manage medications and symptoms if you are suffering from regular headaches.