Migraine Relief Centre have written this post about Covid-19 and migraines which I thought my readers would find very interesting.
Thanks to hardworking researchers and modern medicine, it seems like there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel of the COVID-19 pandemic. With several vaccines now available, many people are able to protect themselves against infection. However, some may have reservations about the injection. Here are some answers to common questions about vaccinations, specifically for migraine sufferers:
- Will the vaccine trigger a headache or migraine? In clinical studies, some recipients reported experiencing head pain after vaccination. However, side effects like this are normal, typically mild, and short-lived.
- Should I skip the second dose if I experienced headaches after the first? Most of the available vaccines require two doses to be fully effective, so do not delay or skip the second dose.
- Will the vaccine cause persistent migraines? There is no reported evidence that the vaccine causes headaches or migraines. However, there is a higher risk of persistent headaches and more intense migraines in people who have gotten sick with COVID-19.
Getting vaccinated is a safe and effective way to protect yourself against COVID-19 and help end the pandemic. If you have any concerns about vaccination and how it may affect your migraines, please contact your general physician or migraine specialist.