Migraine headaches can be extremely painful and debilitating – resulting in lost days of work and overall decreased quality of life. The most common symptoms of a migraine headache include throbbing, pulsating pain to one or both sides of the head, blurred vision, sensitivity to bright lights and/or loud sounds and nausea/vomiting. At times, a migraine headache can be preceded by an aura (a perceptual experience in the form of a strange light, an unpleasant smell, or confusing thoughts or experiences that can alert the migraine sufferer to anticipate that a migraine is coming)
While there are a number of drugs approved specifically for the treatment of migraines, many people remain unsatisfied with the reliability and/or effectiveness of the drugs that are available to them. For this reason, medical research and the pharmaceutical industry are actively trying to find new and better ways to treat this condition.
If you are someone who remains frustrated with the lack of effectiveness of the options currently available through your doctor or over the counter, you might want to consider participating in a clinical research study. Such studies provide access to drugs that are not currently available to the general public or for physicians to prescribe specifically for the treatment of migraine headaches.
Ask your doctor or search the web to learn more about the potential risks and benefits associated with participating in a clinicalresearch study and/or to learn if and where there are currently ongoing Headache Research Studies New York City that are looking for volunteers.