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When should I seek medical help for a migraine?

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See your doctor if the headache persists or recurs.

Go to the emergency room for a headache with:

  • Stiff neck
  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Numbness or weakness in limbs
  • Trouble speaking

From: Migraine Headache First Aid WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Headache Society: "Preventive Treatments;" "Commonly Used Acute Migraine Treatments;" and "Migraine's House of Headaches...And Visiting the Neighbors."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Migraine Headaches: How to Deal With the Pain" and "Headaches."

Migraine Headache Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on November 22, 2019

SOURCES:

American Headache Society: "Preventive Treatments;" "Commonly Used Acute Migraine Treatments;" and "Migraine's House of Headaches...And Visiting the Neighbors."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Migraine Headaches: How to Deal With the Pain" and "Headaches."

Migraine Headache Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on November 22, 2019

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