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Dr. Harase spent his junior and senior high school years in Finland and the U.S. After graduating from the University of Washington (Bachelor of Science, Molecular and Cellular Biology), he worked for Apple Japan Inc. before entering the University of the Ryukyus School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Okinawa Prefectural Chubu Hospital, where he received the Best Resident Award in 2016 and 2017. In 2021, he joined the Department of Cerebrovascular Medicine at the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, specializing in hyperacute stroke.

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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is migraine?

A type of headache that typically presents as throbbing, pulsating pain on one side of the head, sometimes with associated nausea or sensitivity to light and sound. Sometimes, sensory disturbances, such as vision changes (seeing flashing lights or zigzag lines), can occur before the headache. The pain may worsen on exposure to bright lights or loud noise. Triggers for migraine include stress, poor sleep, caffeine, and hormonal changes in women.

Symptoms of migraine

  • Fatigue that is worst in the morning

  • Stressed over daily life

  • Headache worsens with emotional stress

  • Headache worsens with insufficient sleep

  • Headaches without seizures

  • Headache

  • Headache worsens in crowded places

  • Decrease in ambition and motivation

Questions your doctor may ask to check for migraine

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose migraine

  • Do you feel more tired in the morning?

  • Do you feel stressed or unhappy about going to work or school?

  • Does stress or anxiety make your headache worse?

  • Do headaches worsen with lack of sleep?

  • Have your headaches been occurring without any seizures?

Treatment for migraine

Treatment of this condition aims to stop attacks and prevent future attacks. Medicines to stop an ongoing migraine include painkillers, caffeine-containing pills, and anti-nausea drugs. Knowing your own triggers is important to prevent future attacks. The doctor may prescribe migraine prevention pills as well.

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  • Headache

  • Lack of motivation

References

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  • Dieterich M, Obermann M, Celebisoy N. Vestibular migraine: the most frequent entity of episodic vertigo. J Neurol. 2016 Apr;263 Suppl 1:S82-9. doi: 10.1007/s00415-015-7905-2. Epub 2016 Apr 15. PMID: 27083888; PMCID: PMC4833782.

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Reviewed By:

Caroline M. Doan, DO

Caroline M. Doan, DO (Internal medicine)

Dr. Doan received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from UCLA. Prior to obtaining her medical degree, she was involved in oncology clinical research at City of Hope, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in southern California. She attended medical school at Touro University California, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and holds an active medical license in several states. She currently works as a physician for Signify Health providing home-based health care.

Shohei Harase, MD

Shohei Harase, MD (Neurology)

Dr. Harase spent his junior and senior high school years in Finland and the U.S. After graduating from the University of Washington (Bachelor of Science, Molecular and Cellular Biology), he worked for Apple Japan Inc. before entering the University of the Ryukyus School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Okinawa Prefectural Chubu Hospital, where he received the Best Resident Award in 2016 and 2017. In 2021, he joined the Department of Cerebrovascular Medicine at the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, specializing in hyperacute stroke.

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