If you have a migraine, you’re not alone. 39 million people in the U.S. are affected by migraines. Painful headaches can affect individuals occasionally, frequently or even daily. While some are sharp and piercing, others may be dull and throbbing, but most migraines cause debilitating pain and nausea. What do you do when you suffer from a pounding headache? Usually, NSAIDs like ibuprofen are ineffective at reducing pain, and they certainly don’t address nausea and vomiting that are so commonly associated with migraines.
Some individuals have a prodrome, which can precede migraine episodes. Some of the prodrome symptoms are fatigue, mood swings, food cravings and environmental stimuli to lighting and odors.
If you suffer from frequent headaches, it’s important to identify and avoid the triggers. When headaches do not respond to over the counter pain medications, Neurologists typically prescribe medications like triptans that work to disrupt the migraines initial onset. However, when patients have severe vomiting or nausea, it can be challenging to keep pills and capsules down, so injectables or inhalation medications are available in these cases.
Dr. Negroski works with his patients and their specific condition. For example, if hormonal imbalance or sleep disorders are prompting your headaches, he will work on treating the underlying cause. Dr. Negroski will also recommend all natural supplementation for some of his patients that require or want a more holistic approach to staving off migraine headaches. In many severe cases, over the counter medications, supplements or triptan medications may not be enough. For these situations numerous patients have shown remarkable success in warding off migraines with Botox.
Botox is approved for preventation of headaches in adult patients with chronic migraine as well as other conditions such as, overactive bladder, severe hyperhidrosis, spasticity, cervical dystonia. Botox is a neuromuscular blocking agent, which stops nerves from communicating with muscles or transmitting pain information. It is injected into specific areas of the head and neck to prevent chronic migraines.
The FDA has recently approved migraine treatments that work unlike any other treatment currently available. This new treatment termed “anti-CGRP” helps prevent migraines before they start with a monthly self-administered injection.
Donald Negroski, M.D.
Since 1986, Dr. Negroski has been providing care for adults suffering from neurological disorders including multiple sclerosis, headaches, dementia, seizures, strokes, and disorders of the nerves and muscles. In addition to his award-winning general neurology practice, he specializes in the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis and conducts clinical trials.
Dr. Negroski attended the Medical College of Ohio and completed his internship and residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. He has received many awards including America’s Top doctor. Dr. Negroski provides many diagnostic tests in the comfort of their office.
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