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Migraines

What Foods and Drinks Trigger Migraines?

Different foods and beverages can trigger new migraines and make existing migraines worse. Below is a list of some common triggers, but each person’s triggers are individual, and the food and drink listed below do not always trigger a headache. Therefore, Nurx does not recommend eliminating all of…

How do I inject Aimovig?

Aimovig is a medication you inject once a month to prevent migraines. To see how to use the Aimovig autoinjector at home, click on the link below to watch a video from the manufacturer:  https://www.aimovig.com/aimovig-dosing/?gclid=CjwKCAjwmrn5BRB2EiwAZgL9or00m5tZv6exPuCs2TrVbamU_yDYOfLrmufxSK20gQLXuia3oRjvYxoCCV4QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds   Please note the information and video provided…

How do I use the Sumatriptan Autoinjector?

Sumatriptan is used to treat migraines when you feel one coming on. To see how to use the Sumatriptan Autoinjector at home, click the link below for step-by-step instructions:  https://www.wikihow.com/Use-the-Disposable-Sumatriptan-Autoinjector-System   Please note the information provided is for informational purposes only,…

How do I inject Ajovy?

Ajovy is an injection medication that’s prescribed as one injection per month or three injections at the same time once every three months (depending on your doctor’s instructions) to prevent migraines. To see how to use the Ajovy autoinjector at home, watch this video from the manufacturer: …

How do I inject Emgality?

Emgality is a medication you inject once a month to prevent migraines. To see how to use the Emgality injection pen at home, watch this video from the manufacturer:    Please note the information and video provided are for informational purposes only, and not a…

Who can use the headache and migraine service from Nurx?

Nurx will offer treatment for people who have not yet been diagnosed, as well as for people who have been previously diagnosed with headaches or migraines.  A patient who has not yet been diagnosed with headaches or migraines may be able to receive a diagnosis…

I’ve already been diagnosed with migraines, do I have to take the video exam or can I just order treatment through Nurx?

All patients are required to complete the comprehensive intake form and video exam prior to submitting a request. This allows our medical team to understand whether it is safe and appropriate for us to treat your headaches via telehealth, or whether you should seek in-person care.

What type of migraine and headache treatment does Nurx prescribe?

Nurx offers both pain-relieving medication (which is taken at the beginning of a migraine or headache to help alleviate symptoms) and preventive medications (which are taken daily to help to reduce the severity or frequency of headaches and migraines.) After reviewing the information you provide in…

How does headache and migraine treatment with Nurx work?

Nurx headache and migraine treatment is a one-year care plan designed by a neurologist and headache specialist. It includes an online evaluation, medication prescribed and delivered, a headache tracker, and scheduled check-ins with the Nurx medical team. Patients visit the Nurx website or download the Nurx…

How much does headache and migraine treatment cost through Nurx?

Here is a breakdown of the cost of headache and migraine treatment with Nurx: Medical consultation and one year of care To receive headache care through Nurx, our patients pay $60 ($5 per month) for one year of ongoing consultation with our medical team, which includes…

How long do migraines last?

Migraine headaches usually last 4 to 72 hours. When a migraine ends, some people feel tired and “hungover” for another day or two.  There are a number of medications you can take that may shorten the duration of a migraine or stop it entirely. Some…

How do you prevent migraines?

Different people who experience migraines (who are called migraineurs) will have different triggers and respond individually to preventive medications and measures. By tracking your migraines, you may be able to identify triggers, such as certain foods, activities, or weather conditions that make you more likely to experience a…

Are migraines hereditary?

The heritability of migraines (how likely you are to develop migraines if a family member has them) is quite high, approximately 50% if one of your parents has migraines and over 75% if both of your parents suffer from migraines. Over half of migraine sufferers have…

What’s the difference between acute and preventive migraine medications?

Acute migraine medications, also called abortive medications, are those that you take when you experience a headache. Some examples are over-the-counter painkillers and prescription anti-inflammatories, prescription triptans (like Imitrex), prescription ditans, and prescription CGRP blockers.  Preventive migraine medications may be pills you take daily or…

How do you get rid of a headache?

There are medications that you take when you experience a headache — some treatments are specifically for migraine headaches, some are for non-migraines.    For mild headaches, over-the-counter painkillers such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Advil) do the trick. Some people find that non-medical interventions…

What causes migraine headaches?

There are five main theories of what causes migraines: Changes in the electrical firing from your neurons (your brain cells) called Cortical Spreading Depression Changes in your serotonin levels Inflammation around your nerve cells Changes in the size of…

What is an abdominal migraine?

Abdominal migraines do not include headaches and occur mainly in children. An abdominal migraine is characterized by abdominal pain that is moderate to severe and is focused in the center of the abdomen. It is often accompanied by nausea and vomiting and other symptoms like heart palpitations…

What is a migraine with aura?

A migraine with aura is a migraine that is preceded or accompanied by  sensory disturbances which may include: Visual disturbances like seeing sparks or zig-zag lines in your field of vision. Tingling on one side of the body Difficulties with speech or language Difficulty controlling movement…

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