Does This Adult Woman Suffer From Migraines Headaches?
A 28-year-old woman presented to you with a complaint of having headaches daily for the past month. In addition to a previous history of allergies, she has also been diagnosed with depression and is taking Zoloft. The year she turned 13, the patient began her menstrual cycles and starting having migraines.
She reports an absence of aura but notes that her headaches are throbbing, on the right side of her head, cause her to be nauseous and last a few days. She also reports that she has tension frequently in both her shoulders and her neck.
Based on the above, do you think the patient has migraine headaches? What is your recommended treatment plan?