CenExel is seeking youth (with a guardian’s consent) volunteers with migraines to participate in our clinical trial. A migraine is a headache of varying intensity, often accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine headaches are sometimes preceded by warning symptoms. Triggers include hormonal changes, certain foods and drinks, stress, and exercise. Migraine headaches can cause throbbing in one particular area that can vary in intensity. Preventive and pain-relieving medications can help manage migraine headaches.
What are the symptoms of migraines?
- Pounding or throbbing head pain (in children, the pain usually affects the front or both sides of the head)
- Pale skin color
- Irritable, moody
- Sensitivity to sound
- Sensitivity to light
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea and/or vomiting
Migraines can cause significant financial and obviously health-related burdens. Preventive medications can reduce migraine frequency, severity, and headache-related stress. Such therapy may also improve the quality of life and prevent a progression to chronic migraines. Some signs that preventive therapy would be recommended include four or more headaches per month, debilitating headaches, and headaches that force medication overuse. Identifying and managing dietary, environmental, and behavioral triggers are also useful strategies for preventing migraines.