For those that suffer from migraines, learning how to avoid triggers and prevent episodes is key. But sometimes, despite your best efforts, a migraine can occur anyway.
The pain, nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound can disable you completely, preventing you from participating in your daily life for days or even weeks at a time.
Thankfully, advancements in migraine treatment options have provided the answer that so many migraine sufferers have been desperately searching for: fast, effective migraine relief with IV hydration therapy.
What is IV Hydration Therapy for Migraines?
IV hydration therapy, also called migraine IV treatments or migraine IV cocktails, utilizes a combination of vitamins, electrolytes, antioxidants, hydrating fluids, and medication.
Delivered intravenously (via an IV drip), the migraine cocktail can be a highly effective option for counteracting migraine symptoms.
As your body is rehydrated and rebalanced, you can finally find relief.
Additionally, many migraine IV treatments also feature medications to fight nausea and inflammation, so you can be back to feeling like yourself in no time.
IV treatments for migraines are a non-invasive treatment option, and typically take one hour or less to complete. Depending on the provider, the specific “cocktail” for migraine relief may be uniquely formulated to address your specific triggers and needs.
All you’ll need to do is sit back, relax, and await the fast-acting relief the IV therapy can provide.
Benefits of IV Treatments for Migraines
Infusion therapy to help migraines has become an increasingly popular treatment option, particularly because it can produce impressive results for many different patients. Effective, non-invasive, and hassle-free, a “migraine IV cocktail” offers many benefits, including:
Fast, targeted relief from migraine symptoms
IV therapy for migraines is unique in that it is capable of simultaneously delivering a blend of medications to treat the full range of migraine symptoms. The symptoms of a migraine often include severe pain, nausea, and inflammation, but a migraine infusion takes a multi-faceted approach to defeat all three.
The combination of substances provided in a migraine infusion is designed to target the specific proteins that induce a migraine event, which is something no other treatment option can accomplish.
By calming overactive nerve endings, the infusion subdues the irritation that causes a migraine event. Once the necessary proteins have been blocked by the infusion, the “domino effect” of a migraine is halted.
A time- and cost-effective treatment option
For many migraine sufferers, severe episodes often land them in the emergency room or urgent care.
However, dealing with the long waiting time and expense is something that nobody wants to face – especially when you’re experiencing debilitating pain.
Instead, an IV infusion for migraines can save you a considerable amount of time and money. Typically, completing an infusion therapy session takes about one hour, allowing you to return home to rest and recover soon after.
Long-lasting protection from future migraines
Many patients report that the positive effects of IV treatments for migraines can last up to a month, safeguarding against episodes during that period. For individuals that suffer from frequent migraines, having 3 to 4 weeks of no migraine pain can be life-changing.
Additionally, the offices of the National Headache Institute can work with you to find an effective migraine treatment plan to follow-up with after infusion therapy. Together, we can find treatments that help you effectively combat migraines for the long term.
Is Infusion Therapy for Migraines Right for You?
One of the most common questions we receive from patients at the National Headache Institute is:
Will IV therapy work for migraines? For individuals that have suffered from chronic headaches for quite some time, infusion therapy may sound too good to be true – but we’re thrilled to say that it has changed the lives of countless migraine patients at our offices.
Many patients report that IV therapy is effective even when traditional medications are not, finally freeing them from severe pain and nausea.
Ultimately, we recommend that each patient works with one of our headache specialists to determine a treatment plan that best serves their needs, helping them reduce and even eliminate migraine episodes. But in situations in which you are experiencing a migraine and are in need of fast relief, infusion therapy may be an excellent option.
The Symptoms and Triggers of Migraines
You may not be sure if the severe headaches you are experiencing are, in fact, migraines. Unfortunately, many migraine sufferers go undiagnosed for an extended period of time, primarily because they believe they are simply dealing with very bad headaches.
However, there are some distinguishable symptoms of migraines that may make you a candidate for infusion therapy, such as:
- A headache that induces severe radiating or throbbing pain (either in one area or around your entire head)
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Visual auras (flickering vision, blind spots, etc.)
- An aversion to sound, light, and movement
While there are many triggers that can contribute to your migraine episodes, the most common include:
- Certain foods
- Missing meals
- Stress or physical tension
- Birth control medication
- Emotional or physical stressors
- Poor sleep habits
- Sinus problems
- Changes in the weather
Pinpointing your specific triggers can be an extremely useful approach to reducing the frequency of your migraines. But that doesn’t mean you have to suffer in pain until then – infusion therapy for migraines can provide rapid pain relief until a long-term treatment plan can be implemented.
Schedule a Migraine IV Treatment at the National Headache Institute
Suffering from chronic migraines is a debilitating condition, but it’s one that you don’t have to live with forever.
At the National Headache Institute, we specialize in helping our patients find long-term solutions to their headaches, offering a diverse range of medication-free treatments to consider.
Our mission is to support every patient in their journey to pain-free living, providing our extensive expertise to develop individualized treatment plans to suit each individual’s unique needs.
Whether you’re previously undergone migraine IV treatment or are wondering if it may work for you, we are here to help. During your consultation appointment, you’ll meet with one of our headache specialists to determine your potential triggers, migraine patterns, and the treatments that can reduce the frequency, severity, and duration of your migraines.
Our signature “migraine cocktail,” combined with various other non-invasive treatments, can be the key that unlocks a life without migraine pain.
For more information about how infusion therapy for migraines work, and whether it may be the right treatment for you, schedule a consultation at the National Headache Institute today.