IV Hydration Therapy for Migraines: Find Migraine Relief

Have you heard that IV hydration can be used to help the debilitating effects of a migraine? This unique type of headache can be a devastating experience. And it’s a difficult type of headache to get rid of. That’s why having a new treatment option in IV therapy is extremely exciting.

Close to 40 million people in the US suffer from migraines. This number however can be much higher, because many people don’t know their headache is actually caused by a migraine. IV hydration therapy is a safe and effective solution which can reduce the symptoms of migraines for up to 72 hours.


How is a Migraine Different from a Headache?

It’s easy to confuse migraines with typical headaches, especially if you don’t suffer from them frequently. A migraine occurs when the brain produces an exaggerated reaction and its electrical system begins firing aggressively, causing a change in the flow of blood to the brain. This makes the brain’s nerve cells react and this reaction is experienced as pain as well as other symptoms such as:

  • Throbbing head pain, particularly around the eyes
  • Head pain that is exacerbated by physical activity
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sensitivity to light, sound, smell, and touch

Migraines don’t respond to traditional pain treatments in the same way normal headaches do, making them particularly challenging to treat. People can get migraines chronically or infrequently, for some sufferers however they can last for several days and occur many times a month.


What Causes Migraine Headaches?

Migraines are still rather mysterious in the medical community. Triggers are extremely difficult to pinpoint and there’s no diagnostic test that can screen for them. There is evidence of a genetic link and many times migraines run in families. There are several migraine triggers, including:

  • Hormonal changes in women. Estrogen fluctuations before or during menstruation, menopause, or pregnancy can cause headaches in women.
  • Drinks. Too much caffeine from coffee or alcoholic drinks such as wine can trigger migraines.
  • Stress. Stress at home or work is associated with migraines.
  • Sensory stimuli. Loud sounds, strong smells like paint thinner, perfume, smoke, or visual stimuli like bright or flashing lights can cause migraines in some people.
  • Sleep changes. Getting too much or too little sleep can be another trigger.
  • Physical factors. Intense physical exertion, including sexual activity, can sometimes cause migraines.
  • Weather changes. Dramatic changes in the barometric pressure or weather can provoke a migraine.
  • Medications. Oral vasodilators and contraceptives like nitroglycerin can cause migraines and flare-ups.
  • Foods. Salty processed foods, aged cheese, or skipping meals  can sometimes prompt migraines.
  • Food additives. Artificial sweeteners like aspartame and the food preservative, monosodium glutamate (MSG) can trigger migraines.


How Does IV Hydration Therapy for Migraines Work?

IV hydration therapy delivers a blend of medications that can treat several different migraine symptoms (inflammation, nausea, and severe pain). Migraine infusion treats and beats all three symptoms! The blend of medications in the IV therapy target proteins that cause the migraine in a way that no other process can.

IV hydration therapy helps treat the migraine headache immediately. An IV tube is inserted into the hand or arm and delivers intravenous fluids into the body. The treatment shortens the length of the migraine, alleviates the pain, and prevents it from worsening. This is especially useful for migraine sufferers who may otherwise spend days being bedridden.


Why IV therapy helps relieve migraine pain

The treatment will calm the overactive nerves and this will subdue the symptoms that created the migraine. Once the IV therapy blocks the proteins, the ongoing negative effects of the migraine are stopped.


How quickly can IV infusion start to help the symptoms of a migraine?

Once the IV infusion is started, patients may start experiencing relief from their migraine pain in about 30 minutes. Because it’s infused rather than taken orally, the treatment can be absorbed more quickly into the body.


How long does migraine relief last after IV hydration therapy?

Many patients enjoy the effects of being migraine free for several weeks and sometimes up to one month. For the person who suffers from migraines, not having an attack for a month can be a life-changing experience.


IV Treatment for Migraines: Benefits

  • Migraine symptom relief: IV hydration therapy can provide relief from migraines in many ways. It delivers vitamins, electrolytes, and hydration right into the bloodstream. That means the effects will be felt much faster than with typical oral treatments. The infusion will calm the nerve endings that are overactive while targeting each symptom (nausea, inflammation, and pain). Other positive results may include a mood boost and a more relaxed state of mind.
  • Cost-effective: The benefits of IV hydration therapy are clear and the risks are low. The cost of most infusions depends on the content of vitamins, medications, electrolytes, and fluids used in the therapy session. The cost can range from $149-$300, which may be less than the cost of most ongoing oral therapies.
  • Protection from future migraines: Calcitonin gene-related peptide, (CGRP) is a protein that sends pain signals to the brain that are associated with migraines. IV hydration therapy releases antibody proteins to target and neutralizes these proteins or their receptors to prevent the recurrence of migraines.


Is Infusion Therapy Right for You?

When IV therapy is administered by a trained professional there should be no discomfort or side effects associated with the treatment. Check with your physician if you have any vitamin allergies that affect your veins. IV therapy can help solve your migraine problem without irritating your digestive system like other supplements. In recent years, IV therapy has become more accessible and easier for patients to get when needed.


Potential Side Effects of Infusion Therapy

Most IV therapies have a very low risk of any sort of infusion reaction. Any risk could be based on health issues the patient may already have, the dosage used in the treatment, or an allergic reaction to a component in the infusion. Some of the symptoms could be:

  • Skin rash
  • Redness or pain at the injection site
  • Hives


Scheduling IV Hydration Therapy for Migraines with The Solution

Have you been struggling with the debilitating pain of migraine headaches? It may be time to think about scheduling an IV hydration therapy session to treat your pain with The Solution. Together we can find the perfect treatment to ease your suffering from migraines and let you get on with your life, pain-free. We have locations in Hermosa Beach, West Hollywood, and Long Beach. Reach out to us today on our website for a consultation.

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