Migraine Specialist

Yee Medicine And Pediatric Associates -  - Internal Medicine

Yee Medicine And Pediatric Associates

Internal Medicine & Pediatrics located in Englewood, NJ & Wyckoff, NJ

Migraine attacks can lead to disabling pain that lasts for days. But with the help of top-rated internist Sau Yan Yee, MD, and the team at Yee Medicine and Pediatric Associates, you can get treatment for current migraine symptoms, as well as preventive solutions. Get started on your migraine treatment by clicking on the online scheduler or by calling the Wyckoff or Englewood, New Jersey, clinic locations directly.

Migraine Q & A

Why do I get migraines?

Even though extensive research has been conducted on migraines for decades, medical experts aren’t sure why some people are more likely to develop migraines than others. As with most chronic medical conditions, chances are, if anyone in your family has a history of migraines, your risk of suffering from them are higher.

It’s believed that migraine attacks start because of imbalances in brain chemicals, such as serotonin. But you can also suffer from migraines because of hormonal fluctuations, particularly estrogen drops in women. Your migraine attacks can even be triggered by:

  • Food additives, like artificial sweeteners
  • Alcoholic or caffeinated beverages
  • Periods of high stress
  • Bright lights
  • Strong smells

Changes in your sleep pattern, including jet lag, can also cause a migraine. It’s important to understand the symptoms of migraines, so you know when it’s time to seek medical intervention.

What are the symptoms of migraines?

Migraines can last for several days. They tend to come on gradually (prodrome phase), peak at a maximum pain level (attack), then slowly fade away (postdrome stage). During these migraine phases, you may experience:

  • Vision disturbances (aura)
  • Extreme mood changes
  • Increased thirst and urination
  • Widespread weakness or numbness
  • Confusion or decreased concentration
  • Pins and needles sensations in your extremities
  • Throbbing or pulsating head pain on one or both sides

No matter how minor or how debilitating your migraine symptoms may be, you have options for relief at Yee Medicine and Pediatric Associates.

How are migraines treated?

Dr. Yee and his team of migraine experts spend time evaluating you and getting to the root of your migraine attacks. Your migraine treatment from Yee Medicine and Pediatric Associates depends on the frequency and severity of your migraines. Treatments can include:

  • Pain-relieving medications
  • Daily preventive drugs
  • Anti-nausea medications
  • Blood vessel constricting medications (triptans)
  • Ergotamine and caffeine combination drugs (ergots)

But if you have chronic migraines, meaning you have more than 15 headache days per month where headaches last for at least four hours, you may be a candidate for Botox® for migraine. Botox injections, delivered into specific muscles in your head and neck, block cell signaling, so muscles can relax and you don’t have as much tension in your head and neck.

Botox for migraine can reduce the number of headaches you have by more than 50%*. These innovative injections can even help prevent migraines. Because the team at Yee Medicine and Pediatric Associates offers so many effective migraine solutions, you won’t have to live another day with migraine pain.

Get relief from migraine pain by booking an exam at Yee Medicine and Pediatric Associates today. Click on the online scheduler or call either office to speak with a team member.

* Individual results may vary.