Migraine Headache Treatment Fremont NE

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Fremont Area Medical Center
(402) 721-1610
450 East 23rd Street
Fremont, NE
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Government, Nonfederal

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Mem Comm Hosp & Hlth Syst
(402) 426-2182
810 North 22nd Street
Blair, NE
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Alegent Health

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Fremont Area Medical Center
(402) 721-1610
450 East 23rd Street
Fremont, NE
Medicare Number
280077
Bed Count
247

Saunders County Hlth Service
(402) 443-4191
805 West Tenth Street
Wahoo, NE
Medicare Number
280037
Bed Count
97

Mem Comm Hosp & Hlth Syst
(402) 426-2182
810 North 22nd Street
Blair, NE
Medicare Number
280047
Bed Count
29

Saunders Medical Center
(402) 443-4191
805 West Tenth Street
Wahoo, NE
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Government, Nonfederal

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Fremont Area Medical Center
(402) 721-1610
450 E 23rd St
Fremont, NE
Specialty
Hospitals

Saunders County Health Services
(402) 443-4191
Po Box 185 805 West 10th Street
Wahoo, NE
Specialty
Hospitals

Memorial Community Hospital
(402) 426-2182
810 N 22nd St
Blair, NE
Specialty
Hospitals

Veterans Affairs Med Center
(402) 346-8800
4101 Woolworth Avenue
Omaha, NE
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Government, federal
Hospital System
Department of Veterans Affairs

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The Big Squeeze

Like a hammer pounding the skull or a vise clamped to the cranium,
a migraine headache can be among the most excruciating and debilitating pains
a person can experience. If you suffer from this malady, here are some
ways to minimize your misery.

By Susan Weiner

October 2006

Cyndy Roseman-Puccio didn’t know what a migraine was until she turned 50. Preparing for a cross-country trip to the east coast from her home in Half Moon Bay, California, Roseman-Puccio awoke one morning with a disquieting headache. Thinking it would quickly subside, she and her husband headed to a local restaurant for breakfast, where Roseman-Puccio spent the entire meal throwing up in the restroom. “It was horrible and I was so nauseous,” she recalls. “It felt like a vise was clamped to the sides of my head and someone was tightening it.” From that point on, migraines became a routine part of her life.

Roseman-Puccio later learned that her migraines were brought on by menopause and foods that had abruptly become triggers for the intense head pain. “All of a sudden, chocolate and red wine became my worst enemies,” she says before admitting she still indulges in the occasional fudgey treat. “Hey, I’m not going to stop living because of migraines.”

For more than 29.5 million Americans—mostly women—migraine headaches range from painful to downright debilitating. Talk to anyone who suffers from migraines and they describe dealing with the pounding in their heads with words like “excruciating,” “incapacitating” and “unbearable.” Many spend long days in bed and are forced to miss work; the World Health Organization cites migraines as among the most debilitating of ills, costing employers nearly $13 billion a year in lost productivity and another $1 billion in medical care. Many migraine sufferers are also forced to forgo activities and lose time with family and friends. Others are trapped into devouring a never-ending succession of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, which may mask the pain but never get to the root of the cause.

Migraine Madness

If you’ve never experienced a migraine, consider yourself very lucky. The word “migraine” comes from the Greek hemikranion, or pain affecting one side of the head. That definition is mild compared to the reality. Imagine a fierce throbbing in your head that may last up to 72 hours, accompanied by nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light and sound. Any sort of exertion—even climbing stairs—aggravates the pain. Additional symptoms can include blurred vision, irritability, depression, abdominal cramps, diarrhea and the inability to concentrate. Some people will complain that their hair “hurts” and the pain may become so intense that even wearing glasses or jewelry becomes unbearable.

Migraines can afflict anyone at any age. But women, due to fluctuations in estrogen levels, are three times more likely to suffer from them than men. Adding insult to malady, the National Migraine Association reports that ne...

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