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When should I see my doctor about migraines?

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You should see your doctor about migraines if:

  • You have severe headaches
  • You notice changes in your vision, weakness or paralysis in a body part, or difficulty with balance and walking, especially if these problems do not resolve after the headache is gone
  • You develop a fever or stiff neck
  • You have unintentional weight loss

From: Common Migraine Headache Symptoms WebMD Medical Reference

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National Headache Foundation.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 12, 2019

SOURCE:

National Headache Foundation.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 12, 2019

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