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Migraines can be a debilitating condition characterized by pulsating headaches that can last anywhere from a few hours to several days. Fortunately, migraines are often treatable through medications, lifestyle changes, or a combination of both.

If recurring migraines are interfering with your quality of life, a migraine specialist on Maple can evaluate your symptoms and provide strategies for migraine relief. You can chat with your specialist by secure messaging from your phone, tablet, or computer. All doctors are licensed in Canada.

This service is currently offered in Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut, and Ontario.

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Seeing a migraine specialist on Maple is easy

Schedule a visit with your migraine specialist

Log into your Maple account and simply select “Migraine specialist” from the menu of specialists. Next, choose a time and a date that work for you.

Initial consultations are $200 and 30 minutes in length. You can also book 15-minute follow-up appointments for $75 after your initial consultation.

Your appointment is confirmed

You'll hear back from the migraine specialist directly. If the migraine specialist doesn’t believe they can help you, they will let you know ahead of time, your request will be cancelled, and you won’t be charged.

Get started with your visit

During your initial session, the migraine specialist will review your medical history, provide advice, and discuss treatment options with you. The specialist will consider your individual profile when deciding which treatment approach would be best suited for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When do migraine headaches typically occur?

Migraine headaches typically occur between the ages of 15 to 55, and are three times more common in women than in men. A family history of migraine is present in 70-80% of people who experience migraines. While there is no known cure for migraines, medical and non-medical treatments can reduce how often migraines occur and their intensity.

What are the symptoms of a migraine?

Migraines can be a debilitating condition characterized by pulsating headaches that can last from a few hours to several days. These headaches are often accompanied by other symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, or sensitivity to light and sound. When severe, migraines can affect your quality of life and lessen productivity at home and in the workplace. They are often treatable with medications, lifestyle changes, or a combination of both. Some typical characteristics of a migraine include:

  • Pain on one side of the head
  • Moderate to intense pulsating or throbbing pain that affects daily activity
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Sensitivity to light and sound
  • Attacks that last from 4 to 72 hours, sometimes longer
  • Visual disturbances or aura (e.g. wavy lines, dots, flashing lights and blind spots or disruptions in smell, taste, or touch) from 20 to 60 minutes before the onset of a headache
Should I be taking medications to help manage my migraines?

You should discuss the frequency and severity of your migraines with a migraine specialist or General Practitioner. In some cases, medication may be prescribed to help manage migraines, but the doctor will need to review your history to determine if medication might be right for you.

What are the common triggers of a migraine?

Migraine attacks are often brought on by certain triggers. Common triggers include stress, weather changes, some food and beverages, and irregular schedules.

Other triggers can include stress, strong emotions, lack of sleep, dehydration, caffeine withdrawal, strong lights, loud noises, heat, humidity, changes in barometric pressure, poor air quality, a menstrual period, and intense exercise, among others.

Tracking your triggers with a migraine diary can make it easier for a migraine specialist to help you.

Are migraines genetic?

There’s evidence that shows that if individuals in your family experience migraines, you may have an increased likelihood of getting them as well. In other words, you may have a genetic predisposition to getting migraines. If there’s a family history, make sure to mention it to the migraine specialist.

Tame your migraines with a migraine specialist

Migraines can have a debilitating impact on your life. If you want migraines to stop taking over your life, book an online consultation with a migraine specialist today.