Medical Mythbuster: Is a Migraine Just a Really Bad Headache?

Apr 14, 2015 / Health Advice

You’ve probably heard a friend say, “I must have a migraine, my head is killing me.” However, a migraine is simply not just a bad headache. A true migraine headache is a neurological disorder that often causes nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to bright lights and noises, as well as pain. While most people can manage a typical headache, if you think you suffer from migraine headaches you should be evaluated and cared for by a doctor. Although there is no cure, the frequency and severity of migraine headaches can be lessened with proper medication.

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  1. Posted by Adrienne Mondino

    How do I know if Botox treatments would be right for me? I get a severe headache every morning, and treat them by taking extra strength Excedrin. Do I need to see a neurologist?

    April 15, 2015 10:30 pm Reply
    • Posted by Reliant Medical Group

      Hi Adrienne,

      It is best to see your primary care provider for this problem, and if they find it necessary then they will refer you to a neurologist.

      April 16, 2015 5:53 pm Reply
  2. Posted by Julia

    I just started seeing Gary Keilson. I’ve heard great things about him. I hope and pray he can help me too!

    April 15, 2015 10:16 pm Reply
    • Posted by Reliant Medical Group

      Hi Julia,

      We are happy to have you as a patient. We wish you the best of luck for improving your health!

      April 16, 2015 5:52 pm Reply
  3. Posted by Kathleen A Desjardin

    My migraine headaches days have been cut in half since I have been going to see Dr. Gary Keilson. He has relieved me with Botox treatments on a quarterly schedule. I would not miss my appointment with him for any reason !

    April 15, 2015 7:20 pm Reply
    • Posted by Reliant Medical Group

      Hi Kathleen,

      Thank you for sharing your experience with Dr. Keilson. We’re so happy to hear that the Botox treatments are working well for you!

      April 15, 2015 7:27 pm Reply

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