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Migraine Care in Provo

At Utah Valley Clinic Neurology we understand that the pain that comes from frequent headaches and migraines can be debilitating. We want to work with you to lessen the symptoms to allow you to live a happier life.

What is a Migraine?

This often severe, throbbing type of headache is different from other types of headaches in that symptoms other than pain occur with the headache. Nausea and vomiting, lightheadedness, sensitivity to light (photophobia), and other visual disturbances are common migraine symptoms. A migraine headache may last from 4 to 72 hours.

Symptoms of Migraine Headaches

  • Throbbing, severe headache pain with a specific location either on one side or another
  • Nausea and vomiting, lightheadedness, and sensitivity to light
  • Visual disturbances, including a lack of sight
  • A change in mood or behavior that may occur hours or days before the headache
  • Depression, fatigue, or anxiety may occur
  • Irritability and trouble concentrating
  • Aura before a migraine which may be experienced as a flashing light or other visual changes

Migraine Treatments

Certain medicines can help treat or prevent migraine headaches:

  • Abortive Medicines: Medicines, prescribed by your doctor, that act on specific receptors in both the brain and the blood vessels in the head, stopping a headache once it is in progress.
  • Rescue Medicines: Medicines pushed over the counter, such as pain relievers, to diminish or stop the headache.
  • Preventive (prophylactic) medicines: Medicines prescribed by your doctor that are taken daily to suppress the onset of severe migraine headaches.

Utah Valley Clinic Neurological Center

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Park on the north side of Utah Valley Hospital in either Parking Terrace. Enter through Entrance #4 of the Utah Valley Clinic building. Take public elevators to 5th Floor.