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  • Throbbing Pain: Migraines typically involve a pulsating or throbbing pain, often on one side of the head. This distinguishes them from tension headaches, which are often described as a constant, pressing ache.
  • Aura: Some individuals with migraines experience an aura, which consists of visual disturbances like flashing lights or zigzag lines. Auras typically occur before the headache phase, providing a unique characteristic not present in other headache types.
  • Other Symptoms: Migraines can be accompanied by a range of symptoms, including nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. These additional features contribute to the distinctive nature of migraines.


Identifying and managing triggers is a key aspect of migraine management. Common triggers include:

  1. Certain Foods: Chocolate, caffeine, and aged cheeses.
  2. Hormonal Changes: Menstrual cycles or hormonal fluctuations.
  3. Environmental Factors: Bright lights, loud noises, or strong odors.
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Sometimes, you cannot avoid a migraine, but there are some therapies we can use to minimize them.


How can I prepare for my appointment? 

Plan ahead and be sure to give your doctor all the information that you can. It’s important that you take the time to paint a full picture, telling the whole story. Keep a daily record of your mood and response to any medication, reporting any trends to your doctor. Click here for more patient information.

About AVALA Care 

The AVALA Care team is here for patients of all ages. We treat patients from the age of 16 years old. While AVALA Care specializes in managing and preventing a variety of health conditions, patients who are pregnant or think they may be pregnant should consult a doctor who specializes in prenatal care for the duration of their pregnancy. Read more about AVALA.

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