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Migraines Often Misdiagnosed as Allergies in Houston

Migraines can be pretty painful. Some of the symptoms can include a pounding headache, nausea, vomiting and light sensitivity. For some people migraines can be debilitating, and the only solution might be to lock yourself in a dark room until the worst of it passes. In a city like Houston with a high pollen count, […]

Migraines can be pretty painful. Some of the symptoms can include a pounding headache, nausea, vomiting and light sensitivity. For some people migraines can be debilitating, and the only solution might be to lock yourself in a dark room until the worst of it passes.

In a city like Houston with a high pollen count, allergies can sometimes be confused with migraines and lead to misdiagnosis. However, there are some clear symptoms to differentiate migraines from allergies.

Dr. Desiree Thomas, a neurologist at the Kelsey-Seybold Clinic helps us figure out those differences and answer questions from listeners who suffer from chronic migraines.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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