Fatigue and Migraine Treatment in New Jersey
Chronic migraine pain and fatigue affect everyone but are particularly prevalent in women. These conditions can be debilitating, keeping women from fulfilling responsibilities and enjoying time with their loved ones. The dedicated team at Vanguard Medical Group realizes the unique challenges women face with migraines and fatigue and offer various women’s health services to help treat these issues in New Jersey.
A migraine headache typically consists of an intense, throbbing pain on one or both sides of the head. Many people experience pain behind one eye or ear, but a migraine can affect any part of the head. You may have migraines with or without aura (altered sensations). In either case, you’ll suffer pain from the condition.
Migraines are one of the most common form of disabling headache, mostly impacting women between 20 and 45. It can be hard to differentiate between a regular headache and a migraine. The following symptoms indicate you may be suffering from migraine pain:
- More frequent and longer-lasting headaches
- Nausea and vomiting
- Stiffness in your neck with a headache
- Vision issues or numbness and tingling
Although migraine headaches have no cure, the symptoms can be managed and, in many cases, prevented. Your doctor will give you tips to treat migraines and minimize their frequency and intensity. The various treatment methods include:
- Medication for treatment and prevention of symptoms
- Developing a better sleep pattern
- Enhancing nutrition
- Limiting alcohol or caffeine consumption
- Hormone therapy if the pain is related to menstruation
- Identifying and avoiding migraine triggers
- Vitamin supplements
Someone with chronic fatigue experiences general tiredness and lack of energy—they aren’t just sleepy. Fatigue is a broad medical term and is often associated with other conditions, meaning it ranges in seriousness from mild to severe. Your lifestyle patterns, physical health problems, and mental health issues may all contribute to feelings of fatigue.
Sometime fatigue can indicate a more severe medical problem that requires emergency care. You should seek emergent care if you experience fatigue associated with chest pain, shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, severe headache, confusion, rectal bleeding, or severe abdominal or back pain. Some non-emergent symptoms that can be associated with fatigue include:
- Unexplained weight loss
- Heightened sensitivity to colder temperatures
- Frequent trouble sleeping or non-restorative sleep
- Feelings of depression and/or anxiety
- Chronic muscle and joint pains
- Poor concentration and forgetfulness
- Persistent fatigue despite healthy changes to your lifestyle
Your doctor will typically go over your symptoms, other medical conditions, medications, and lifestyle to diagnose the cause of your fatigue. The doctor may order tests to evaluate for an underlying health issue that could be causing your fatigue. Treatment may include addressing an underlying health problem, different lifestyle choices or assistance with mental health issues like anxiety and depression.
Find Migraine and Fatigue Treatment at Vanguard Medical Group
At Vanguard Medical Group, you’ll find various treatments to help manage your headaches, fatigue, and stress. Our experienced specialists provide unique insights into women’s health to accurately diagnose and effectively treat numerous conditions. We offer locations throughout northern and central NJ. Request an appointment today to learn more about migraine and fatigue treatment.