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Phonophobia (Overview)

People with migraine headaches often suffer from phonophobia or, intensified pain with loud noises.


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How do u treat phonophobia?

How do u treat phonophobia?

CBT?: First off, would recommend that this be distinguished from hyperacusis which can be a symptom from other conditions. If there is a true fear of loud voices or sounds, than cognitive behavioral therapy might be an option for treatment. ...Read more

Phonophobia (Overview)

People with migraine headaches often suffer from phonophobia or, intensified pain with loud noises.


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How can u get rid of phonophobia?

How can u get rid of phonophobia?

Possibly CBT?: First off, would recommend that this be distinguished from hyperacusis which can be a symptom from other conditions. If there is a true fear of loud voices or sounds, than cognitive behavioral therapy might be an option for treatment. ...Read more

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How do u treat phonophobia?

CBT?: First off, would recommend that this be distinguished from hyperacusis which can be a symptom from other conditions. If there is a true fear of loud voices or sounds, than cognitive behavioral therapy might be an option for treatment. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I do have phonophobia?

How can I tell if I do have phonophobia?

See answer: Phonophobia is a sensitivity to sound that often accompanies migraine headaches. If sound makes the headache worse, you have phonophobia. ...Read more

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How can u get rid of phonophobia?

Possibly CBT?: First off, would recommend that this be distinguished from hyperacusis which can be a symptom from other conditions. If there is a true fear of loud voices or sounds, than cognitive behavioral therapy might be an option for treatment. ...Read more

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How to get rid of photophobia and phonophobia during migraine attack?

How to get rid of photophobia and phonophobia during migraine attack?

Abortive medication: Light and noise sensitivity occur in about 80% of migraines and are typically relieved along with the headache by use of a symptomatic or abortive migraine medication. Migraine medications work best taken at the onset of pain. Ibuprofen helps about 45% of people, excedrin about 59%, and sumatriptan tablets about 65%. ...Read more

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What can cause throbbing/pulsating unilateral headaches with only sensitivity to movement, some smell sensitivity. No phonophobia or sound phobia. Is it possible to still be a migraine?

What can cause throbbing/pulsating unilateral headaches with only sensitivity to movement, some smell sensitivity.   No phonophobia or sound phobia. Is it possible to still be a migraine?

Can be that or : Other things too. Look for the source of your migraine to make sure you eliminate triggers, which can be dietary too like proteins from cheese, wine, other foods that you can be tested for by your PCP. Also vascular and musculoskeletal causes can add to this unilateral picture. It can be a stress tension headache vs. migraine as well. Consider all causes. ...Read more

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