Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe
4 minute read
19 Jul 2021
8:04 am

Headaches: When to worry about throbbing, constant, sharp pain

Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe

The excruciating pain that migraines, headaches can last for hours or even days. Medications can help prevent some migraines.

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A migraine is a severe, painful headache that can be preceded or accompanied by sensory warning signs such as flashes of light, blind spots, tingling in the arms and legs, nausea, vomiting, and increased sensitivity to light and sound. The excruciating pain that migraines bring can last for hours or even days. Medications can help prevent some migraines and make them less painful. The right medicines, combined with self-help remedies and lifestyle changes, may help. Migraines are often undiagnosed and untreated. If you regularly experience signs and symptoms of migraine attacks, keep a record of your attacks and how you...