Pain Management During Migraines?
Hello doctor, survived more than 1 year I often migraines, and this migraine that I feel is only on the left side of my head, and I feel this migraine almost every day. The pain is very pressing from the eye to the neck and sometimes pain to the ear.
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Side headaches can be caused by various conditions. The most common causes are primary headaches such as migraines, however, of course it is still necessary to consider other possible causes, such as cluster headaches, headaches due to other diseases such as brain aneurysms, brain tumors, bleeding in the brain, brain infections or membranes of the brain, post-injury head, jaw joint disorders (temporomandibular joint disorder), infection of the teeth, infection of the ear, or infection of the throat, etc. More detailed clinical information and physical examination are needed to exclude these other possibilities.
You should check yourself with a neurologist first to confirm the diagnosis. If it is confirmed that your diagnosis is a migraine headache, then there are 2 types of therapy for migraines, abortive therapy (or therapy to relieve pain when a migraine attack occurs) and also preventive therapy (given if indeed a migraine attack is very severe and often occurs). Mild migraine attacks can usually be overcome by administering common headache medications, such as paracetamol, paracetamol and caffeine, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (such as ibuprofen). Severe migraine attacks require other medicines that are classified as hard drugs, which you can only buy by prescription from a doctor.
For now, try to find triggers for your headaches (for example certain foods or drinks, stress, sleep disorders, hormonal changes, etc.). If possible, avoid triggering your migraine. You can try using an over-the-counter headache medicine first and see the response again. If the headache does not decrease with the use of ordinary medicines, you should consult a doctor to get stronger therapy.
Some other things you can do:
get enough sleep and rest every day (sleep at least 7-9 hours a day)
regular exercise for at least 30 minutes a day
doing relaxation exercises such as yoga, meditation, breathing exercises
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