Migraines are debilitating medical conditions that can cause severe pain on one side of the head. The pain may be unilateral, meaning it affects only one side of the head, or bilateral, which is more common. The pain can be accompanied by other symptoms including nausea, sensitivity to light, and even vomiting.
Migraine headaches, which can be unilateral or bilateral and can cause unpleasant symptoms like nausea and light sensitivity, can be debilitating.
Estimates from the American Migraine Foundation suggest that as many as 90% of migraine patients experience disruptions in their school, careers, and social lives. These problems become more frequent with each migraine attack.
A majority of people with chronic pain cannot find relief through traditional treatments, leaving them in agony and with dwindling options.
What Are Migraines?
Migraines are headaches that can cause a great deal of discomfort and pain. They tend to be extremely painful and can last for several hours, or even days in some cases.
Migraines are a type of primary headache disorder, which means they aren’t caused by an underlying medical condition—they just happen. Migraines are thought to be caused by changes in blood vessels in the brain and nervous system, but the exact cause is still unknown.
Migraines often start with an aura: a series of sensory disturbances that occur before the headache itself begins. These symptoms may include visual disturbances (like seeing spots or flashing lights), numbness or tingling on one side of your body, or feelings of discomfort in your arms or legs. Some people don’t experience an aura with their migraine attacks.
What Causes Migraines?
Migraines are debilitating headaches that can be very painful. They are characterized by severe pain on one side of the head, which may last for hours or days, and often include nausea and vomiting.
There are many triggers for migraines, including certain foods, stress, hormonal changes in women, lack of sleep, and too much caffeine.
There are also several known risk factors for migraines: people with a family history of migraines are more likely to develop them; migraine sufferers often have other conditions such as depression; some medications can trigger migraines (including birth control pills); exposure to bright lights or loud sounds may set off migraine attacks in some people; and physical activity may trigger an attack in others.
Migraines are a complex condition that can have many different causes. Some of the most common factors contributing to migraines are:
- Stress and anxiety can have short- and longterm effects on your health.
- Changes in sleep patterns
- Hormonal changes may affect the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and menopause.
– Intense physical activity (such as running)
Bright lights or loud noises
How Ketamine Treatments Can Relieve Migraines
A new study of ketamine as a therapeutic for chronic and intractable headaches was released. In a study of migraine patients, baseline pain levels were 7.5 on a scale of 1 to 10 when participants arrived. Taking ketamine in a three-day and a seven-day treatment cycle for migraines led to a decrease in pain of 3.4 or lower in 75% of patients. The treatment also worked better over time, with 40% of participants still experiencing alleviation 30 days after completing treatment, and 100 days after completion of the seven-day cycle.
Migraines are often accompanied by chronic pain, and this can make it difficult to find relief. Most pain medications lower blood pressure and can make the problem worse. Research suggests that ketamine may be a good option for migraine sufferers who need medication but can’t take other drugs.
Ketamine has been shown to relieve chronic migraines without lowering blood pressure. It works on the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors in the brain, which means it may work to relieve symptoms even if traditional painkillers don’t. Ketamine is also thought to relieve the symptoms of depression, which are common among those suffering from chronic or intractable migraines.
At DreamWorks, we believe that ketamine therapy should be part of a comprehensive treatment plan that includes advice on how to integrate the ketamine experience into a healthy lifestyle.
We know that ketamine therapy can be difficult to understand at first glance. It’s a new treatment approach—one that is still gaining traction in mainstream medicine—and because of that, it may not always be covered by insurance plans or even accepted by medical professionals who have been trained in other methods of treating headaches. We want you to feel comfortable with your treatment options and know that you’re in good hands when you come to Better U for ketamine therapy treatments.
DreamWork’s Ketamine Therapy Can Change Your Life
DreamWork is a leader in the development of oral ketamine therapy and self-healing. We have created an affordable, convenient way for patients to access psychedelic therapy.
Ketamine therapy is a safe and effective treatment for chronic migraines. It has been used for decades by doctors as an anesthetic, but recent research has shown that it can also be used to treat depression and other mood disorders. There are several different ways to administer ketamine: through injections, nasal sprays, nasal gels, and oral tablets or capsules. These methods have been shown to work well for some people but may not work for others.
We have developed protocols for delivering ketamine in an oral form that are simple and easy-to-follow instructions on how to use ketamine as a home remedy for headaches or migraine pain relief without having to go under the knife or take prescription medication every day!