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Should a person with migraine headaches see a doctor?

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Mike Moore
Family Medicine
12 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely

Yes, you should. There are effective treatments to both prevent migraines from occurring and to treat them once they start.
Headaches are a common problem but can also be the sign of a more serious disease. Your doctor can help you figure out both.

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In brief: Absolutely

Yes, you should. There are effective treatments to both prevent migraines from occurring and to treat them once they start.
Headaches are a common problem but can also be the sign of a more serious disease. Your doctor can help you figure out both. A doctor can talk to you now ›
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Dr. Damien Luviano
A view of the optic nerve and retina can Sometimes give clues to etiology of headaches. At the very least it can rule out some problems such as brain swelling or vasculitis. Eye glasses or prescription are rarely the problem
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Mike Moore
Family Medicine , 64 years in practice
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
9 doctors agree

In brief: MIGRAINE AND DOCTORS

Yes if you have not been seen by a doctor, you should see one to confirm the diagnosis and learn what the various options are for treatment.
There are meds you can take to reduce the events and there are various reliever medicines you can take for migraine.

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In brief: MIGRAINE AND DOCTORS

Yes if you have not been seen by a doctor, you should see one to confirm the diagnosis and learn what the various options are for treatment.
There are meds you can take to reduce the events and there are various reliever medicines you can take for migraine. Engage with a doctor for a more personalized answer ›
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine , 49 years in practice
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Migraines are fairly common but they are also rather bothersome.
If you are suffering from frequent migraines you should certainly see your dr. First to ensure that they are just migraines but also to discuss options of helping to prevent your headaches as well.

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In brief: Yes

Migraines are fairly common but they are also rather bothersome.
If you are suffering from frequent migraines you should certainly see your dr. First to ensure that they are just migraines but also to discuss options of helping to prevent your headaches as well. Engage with a doctor for a more personalized answer ›
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Dr. James Marx
You don't need to suffer with migraines with the propper treatment or preventive medication. Migraine-specific medication is like a miracle to patients that have never had their headache adequately treated..
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Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology , 10 years in practice
Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology
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In brief: See eye doctor too

A view of the optic nerve and retina can sometimes give clues to etiology of headaches.
At the very least it can rule out some problems such as brain swelling or vasculitis. Eye glasses or prescription are rarely the problem. Ask your physician to consider an ophthalmology evaluation as part of your work up. Some neurologist and pcps can do that exam too with a handheld device.

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In brief: See eye doctor too

A view of the optic nerve and retina can sometimes give clues to etiology of headaches.
At the very least it can rule out some problems such as brain swelling or vasculitis. Eye glasses or prescription are rarely the problem. Ask your physician to consider an ophthalmology evaluation as part of your work up. Some neurologist and pcps can do that exam too with a handheld device. Chat with Dr. Damien Luviano now ›
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Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology , 10 years in practice

In brief: Definitely

The cause of the migraines (if it can be discovered) is imperative to the treatment needed.
It could be tmj/tmd, heredity, trauma, etc. See a dr. First and then go from there.

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In brief: Definitely

The cause of the migraines (if it can be discovered) is imperative to the treatment needed.
It could be tmj/tmd, heredity, trauma, etc. See a dr. First and then go from there. Would you like a more personalized answer to your question? ›
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