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When you first start experiencing migraines, especially if the pain is severe, it can be quite frightening, and you may not be sure how to cope with them, or how to control them.
Alternatively, you may have been having migraines for a while, medications are not helping, and life seems to go out of control. The obvious solution is to consult a primary care physician or neurologist.
How do you talk with your doctor about migraines? What are the important things you need to remember to mention to your primary care physician? When should you seek the help of a specialist? What can you do if medications are not helping?
In this episode I discuss with Dr. Karly Pippitt, a family physician, about how to talk to a primary care physician about migraines.
Dr. Karly Pippitt is a Family Physician. She graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine where she also competed her residency. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine and an adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology. She has been seeing patients as an embedded primary care provider in the Headache Clinic since 2014. She currently directs two courses in the preclinical years of medical school and takes students for their Family Medicine Clerkship and a fourth year elective.