Please I do have earache before the migraine starts is this normal? I learnt chocolate triggers the headache is this true? Lastly is there anything I could do to stop or prevent the headache? Thanks, Olaoluwa.
Some people do experience earache during the beginning phases of a Migraine attack and even through the end of one. That said, if this is a new symptom for you, it should be discussed with your doctor to be sure it's being caused by your Migraines and not something else.
Chocolate is a trigger for some people with Migraines, but not for all.
There are treatments to abort Migraine attacks once they start, and there are medications that can be taken daily to help prevent Migraines. Preventive medications are usually recommended if you have three or more Migraines a month or if your Migraines are especially severe. You can find more information in Pre...
Hi, I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday. As it is the cold and flu season, I am frequently asked how you can tell the difference between having a cold and having allergies. Colds and allergies often have many of the same symptoms, such as a runny nose and a cough. However, there are several differences between them, which can help you figure out which you have. Common Cold Symptoms develop over days Fever Body aches Symptoms last 7 to 10 days Allergies Symptoms come immediately after exposure to allergen No fever No body aches Symptoms can last for weeks depending on the allergen For example, if you are allergic to trees, your symptoms usually last from about March to May or June. Allergy symptoms may be short if you are allergic to something that can be avoided (potentially) in your environment such as pets, dust mites or molds. What about this cough? Sometimes patients will have a cough after having a cold that lasts ...
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