WHEN TO CALL THE DOCTOR?
Not all migraines are the same. There are differences in severity, frequency and other characteristics that distinguish them from the ‘usual’ migraine. For this reason, it is important to contact your physician if you ever experience the following symptoms:
- A headache that lasts for several days, and that progressively gets worse.
- If coughing, sneezing, bearing down or after straining on the toilet.
- If you feel weakness or paralysis while suffering a migraine.
WHAT ARE EMERGENCY SYMPTOMS?
If you experience any of the following, it is important that you go to a hospital emergency department:
- You’re experiencing the worst headache ever, especially if the headache came on very quickly
- If your headache is associated with a head injury
- If you suffered a head injury accompanied with loss of consciousness
- If your headache is accompanied with a fever or stiff neck
- If you experience a decreased level of consciousness or confusion with your headache.
- If one side of your body suffers paralysis or weakness.
- If you experience seizures
- If you have loss of vision
At IMMUNOe Research Centers, we’re currently enrolling patients for a Migraine study. If you or a loved one are interested in participating, call 303.771.9000 for more information.