Migraines are throbbing headaches that cause intense pain. Lasting hours or even days, migraines can be debilitating and prevent you from doing your daily activities. 

Migraines can progress through 4 stages: 

  • Prodrome
  • Aura 
  • Attack
  • Post-drome 

The prodrome stage occurs a day or 2 before the attack and is characterized by subtle symptoms such as mood changes and neck stiffness. An aura is a visual event that occurs right before or during the attack. It can be recognized by bright spots and flashes of light in your line of sight. The post-drome occurs after the migraine attack and leaves you fatigued. 

Common side effects of migraines include nausea, vomiting, and hypersensitivity to light and sound.

More About Migraines


Migraines are known to trigger due to:

  • Hormonal changes in women 
  • Certain drinks and foods
  • Stress and fatigue
  • Excessive sensory stimulation 
  • Certain medications
  • Genetics also play a role in the frequency of migraines. 

Who is at risk? 

Anybody can develop migraines. Those with a family history may get them more often. 

What are the most effective treatments? 

  • Pain-relieving medications, including aspirin and ibuprofen, can help alleviate symptoms during migraine attacks. 
  • Preventive medications like the blood pressure-lowering propranolol and certain antidepressants can reduce the severity and frequency of migraines. 
  • Botox has also been demonstrated to help prevent migraines. 

Danny Guo MD has experience treating all forms of migraines. We offer a suite of pain-relieving and preventive medications, as well as Botox treatments, to combat chronic migraine attacks. To get rid of these enervating headaches as soon as possible, call us at 403-286-6888 or fill out the online contact form below.

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Dr. Guo is board-certified in Canada and the US and has 16 years of post-secondary education. He has received surgical and cosmetic training at more than 15 prestigious institutions in Canada, the US, and Asia. He is a fellowship-accredited Mohs surgeon with expert knowledge on facial anatomy and surgical reconstruction. Dr. Guo brings an exceptional understanding of medical and cosmetic dermatology and many years of extensive experience to his practice.

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Danny Guo MD is committed to serving patients in Calgary and Alberta as a trustworthy, knowledgeable, and reliable source for expert skincare. With a careful and compassionate approach, Dr. Guo offers medical and cosmetic dermatology services allowing patients to choose health and to feel good in the skin they are in.
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