BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A new migraine therapy center here in Birmingham is seeing a spike in patients.
One major reason? This crazy severe weather we’ve been having.
Dr. Jay Sharma at Brookwood Baptist Health said the change in weather can cause your blood vessels to constrict or dilate, which then can lead to more migraines.
He said you should stay hydrated and get plenty of sleep.
But if that doesn’t work, there’s now a new infusion site at Brookwood Baptist Hospital.
Through IV therapy, migraine sufferers get a mixture of medication and saline to decrease pain and prevent or stop a migraine.
“When none of the medications are working, if you do this three-day infusion, we have seen 70-80 percent improvement in this chronic daily headache that comes because of the weather changes, travel plans, or stress at work,” said Dr. Sharma. “If they can’t get rid of this daily headaches, that’s when we do infusions.”
Dr. Sharma said if you suffer migraines, stay away from red wine and cheese.
He said the benefit of this IV therapy is the immediate improvement.
It’s only available to patients 18 and older.