About Migraines

Migraine is a neurologic disorder that often causes a strong headache. The headache comes in episodes and sometimes also comes with nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light. 

Migraine Symptoms:

  • Sensitivity to light, sound, or smell
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of appetite
  • Mood changes
  • Severe thirst
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Have tunnel vision
  • Have a heavy feeling in your arms and legs
  • Have ringing in your ears

Triggers includes:

  • Menstrual cycles
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Skipping meals
  • Extra caffeine
  • Excessive exercise

A migraine diary helps to work out what might trigger your migraines.

Treatment Options

  • NSAIDS like Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen
  • Botox
  • Triptans
  • Anti-Acids
  • & many more!

Health Canada has approved the use of Botox for Chronic Migraine management. Botox works by blocking all the chemical activity leading to pain in face, head, and neck. The results have been life changing for people who have been suffering from Migraine for years.

Questions & Answers

Do you have a question about Migraines? To get started, ask your family physician for a requisition form to book an appointment with Dr. Neel Malhotra and we look forward to seeing you at our clinic.

Are Migraines Hereditary?

Migraines are usually inherited. It is estimated that up to 60% of the reason people get migraine is because of their genes. These genes make people more sensitive to changes in their environment such as lifestyle factors and triggers.

How effective are Botox Injection Treatments for Migraines?

On average, Botox reduces the frequency of chronic migraines by 50-80%. For some patients, it may be even more. Migraines may also be less severe.

Can Migraines cause Brain Tumors?

If you get bad migraines or have them often, you may worry that they can cause brain tumors. Research can put your mind at ease as there is no evidence migraines cause brain tumors.