Have you ever walked out of a dark movie theater in the middle of the day? Like most people, you probably squint and find the light uncomfortable for a brief period. This is an instance of photophobia (light sensitivity). Photophobia is described as a condition where light, natural or artificial, causes an abnormal sense of … Continue reading How to cope with photophobia
We all get fleeting headaches from time to time. They come without warning, annoy us for a few minutes or hours and eventually fade away. But when headaches occur frequently or cause intense pain, it can be disruptive to your everyday life and wellbeing. There are a few types of headaches and the symptoms of … Continue reading 5 surprising reasons why you might have a headache
Have you ever wondered: “Should I see my doctor for this?” You are not alone if you have ever asked yourself that question. Sometimes it can be confusing to know when to call your doctor. Of course, you should see your primary care physician yearly for your annual check-up, but in between those visits, you may … Continue reading 7 symptoms signaling you need to go to the doctor
About 45 million Americans suffer from headaches, and 28 million of them suffer from migraines, according to the National Headache Foundation. A migraine headache causes intense throbbing and pulsing in one or more areas of the head, and usually comes with nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to sound and light. Migraines can last for hours or … Continue reading 5 migraine headache trigger foods
The 36 million people in the U.S. (about 12 percent of the population) who suffer from migraines know they are more than just a bad headache. That’s one of the most common misconceptions about migraines. The second most common misconception is that they aren’t as bad the person who is having them says they are. “Migraines … Continue reading Migraines: They’re more than just bad headaches
Debra had a splitting headache that grew worse as the day grew long. Her eyes couldn’t bear the light and she felt nauseous. She had exceeded her dosage of pain medication, but nothing gave her relief. On a scale of 1 to 10, this headache was an 11. She looked at the clock: 7:30. Too … Continue reading When Is a Headache Bad Enough That I Should Go to the ER?
A cold, quiet, dark room. During the summer, it may seem illogical why anyone would seek out such a place. However, for those who suffer from migraine pain, a cold, quiet, dark room is a sanctuary. Dr. D. Michael Ready of the Temple Clinic has been specially trained and certified to assist those with headache … Continue reading Stop the migraine madness