My Boyfriend Suffers From Migraine Headachs, I Feel Useless, What Can I Do To Help Him/??

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My Boyfriend Suffers From Migraine Headachs, I Feel Useless, What Can I Do To Help Him/??

He throws up, he can't sleep, hes up all night, so much pain and i don't know what to do to help him. Please help me help him I am worried and i don't like feeling useless.

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Hi HeadSpinHelp,

I'm sorry to hear your boyfriend is suffering so. But at this point it is imperative he get an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. That means seeing a "true" Migraine specialist, not just a neurologist who says they are headache specialists. See, here's the thing, neurologists treat so many different conditions, like MS, stroke and epilepsy it is hard for them to be experts in one area. A Migraine specialist treats one disorder - ours- Migraine disease and headaches.

Is he working with a doctor? If his doctor isn't helping him, it may well be time to consult a Migraine and headache specialist. It's important to note that neurologists aren't necessarily Migraine and headache specialists. Take a look at the article Migraine and Headache Specialists - What's So Special? If he need help finding a Migraine specialist, check our listing of Patient Recommended Migraine and Headache Specialists.

Anatomy of a Migraine is a good article that explains the four phases of a Migraine which may be helpful for both of you.

Good luck

Nancy

You are doing a great job by coming here and seeing what you can do to help him. But can't he come here and read some information himself? That really would be the best thing, or even better you can read it together.

Answered by Nancy Harris Bonk