German Senior Consultant in Neurology and Psychiatry – Dr. med Irene Klyk – specialized in Dementia, Depression, Parkinson’s disease, MS and Epilepsy – answers a patient’s question regarding Migraine. ‘Ask Your Doctor’ is a GNC Facebook initiative that gives our fans the possibility to get their questions answered by our professionals; for free.
I think I am suffering from migraine. This year I already had three heavy headache attacks with dizziness and nausea each lasting for two days minimum. It really has a deep impact on my live. While having an attack I am almost not able to take care of my small children. Are there any chances of complete recovery?
This sounds like you are suffering from migraine. Actually, you describe a migraine attack pretty well. Migraine attacks are often accompanied by nausea, dizziness and sensitivity to light, sound and smell. They may last for hours to days – the frequency varies from person to person. You may notice subtle changes like depression, constipation, neck stiffness and food cravings some days before a migraine starts. Maybe you already discovered some triggers like certain foods, drinks, hormonal changes, stress, medications and so on.
Good News – The chances for recovery are very high. 90% of migraine patients can be cured by a combination of medication and alternative therapies like Acupuncture, Biofeedback, Massage Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and herbs, vitamins and minerals. Therefore a cooperation between patient and Neurologist it is very important in order to get the best results.
Dr. Irene Klyk
*Names are changed due to confidentiality reasons