Let’s face it, migraines can be totally debilitating. The negative impact on our lives is considerable, and help is hard to find. For those of us who suffer from migraines it can be hard to sort through the volumes of information, pinpoint our triggers and develop a concise plan to reduce their frequencies. Add to this the frustration we feel when others think our migraines are ‘just bad headaches’ and we can quickly feel alone and unsupported.
We’re here to help. Of course, your GP plays a vital role in providing you a prescription for migraines medications, but we are here to offer the counselling that is often lacking in today’s brief visits to the doctor’s office.
• Your Story
In your initial visit we will discuss the particulars of your migraines, such as the frequency, duration, likely triggers and any medications you take that work. We will provide you with several options for keeping a log of your migraines and which ones were successfully stopped with medication. This type of log is very important for determining ways to reduce the frequency of migraines.
We will also answer your questions. Migraineurs often have many questions, and although researchers don’t fully understand exactly what a migraine is, we do know many things that are involved. Whether you want the basics or a full explanation of nerves and neurotransmitters, we will aim to give you the information that helps you understand what you are experiencing.
Being able to talk with someone who understands what you’re experiencing every time a migraine strikes helps enormously. Even though we all strive for individuality everyday of our lives, it nice to know that in the ways we feel most insecure and uncomfortable there are others there experiencing the same thing.
• Action Plan
One of the problems with solving the mystery of migraines is that no one solution works for everyone. Based on your unique migraine pattern we will create several plans aimed at reducing their frequency. Some of our suggestions may involve your GP in the form of referrals or prescriptions. Alas, there is no magic bullet to cure migraines, but it is definitely possible to reduce them and get back your life. We have successfully helped migraineurs who experience migraines as often as 4 or 5 times a week.
We don’t stop with just reducing the frequency of your migraines. As your migraine pattern changes and improves, we will continue to provide support and dialogue. Every little bit of progress is significant in the battle against migraines.
Call us today to book your first session with our migraine consultant.