Diagnosing & Treating Migraines Online

If you have been diagnosed with migraines, you know the intensity of the condition. Migraines lead to headaches of varying intensities, often accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and sound. These unbearable headaches are sometimes preceded by warning symptoms that trigger the migraine. These triggers may include:

  • Hormonal changes
  • Certain foods and drinks
  • Stress
  • Exercise

If you are prone to migraines and know your triggers, hopefully a severe migraine can be avoided, but this is not always possible. Getting treatment online for migraines is useful for patients that have already been diagnosed with migraines and need ongoing care. Doctors can help determine what type of treatment is needed or if a referral to a specialist is required.

During a video consult on TelaCare your doctor will ask you a series of targeted questions to determine if your symptoms point to migraines. Then your provider will proceed to determine the best treatment plan for you. Your provider may recommend in-person examination by a specialist if this is needed. Your treatment plan is based on the duration and severity of your symptoms and your medical history. Questions about your work and home environment may be discussed as well.

Once a diagnosis has been made, your doctor will go over the risk and benefits of the various treatment plans. Depending on the cause and severity of the headache, your treatment plan may include:

  • Stress management
  • Improved sleep habits
  • Diet modification
  • Progressive muscle relaxation
  • Pain-relieving medications - also known as acute or abortive treatment
    • These types of drugs are taken during migraine attacks and are designed to stop the symptoms
  • Preventive medications 
    • These drugs are taken regularly to reduce the severity or frequency of migraines

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Got Questions? We've got answers.

See below for answers to some of our most common questions. You can also call us anytime 24 hours a day at 1-800-317-0280 to speak to a medical professional about your symptoms or conditions.



 Is my online doctor visit private and secure?

Yes, we feel it is of utmost importance to maintain patient privacy and keep information secure. TelaCare is designed to be a private, secure, HIPAA-compliant tool that allows you to safely and confidentially consult with a doctor online.


 Can I get a prescription online?

Yes, in general you can get a prescription online. There is support for this nationwide, however there are several exceptions. 


 I do not have a smartphone or computer, is there another way to talk with a doctor?

Yes, by dialing 1-800-317-0280 you can connect with agents who can assist you with whatever it is you’re looking for, including enrollment, connecting with a doctor, or answering any technical support questions.

 Why would I see a doctor online?

Illness or injury can strike at any time. TelaCare helps you get back on your feet, no matter where you are or the time of day. You can see a doctor online for a range of issues, from minor illnesses and injuries, symptoms from a chronic condition, or to address general health concerns. Here are a few reasons people go online to see a doctor:

    • I feel like I should probably see a doctor, but can’t really fit it into my over-booked schedule.
    • It’s difficult for me to get a doctor’s appointment.
    • I’m not sure if I should go to the ER or not.
    • My doctor’s office is closed and I don’t want to go to an urgent care clinic or hospital
    • I just moved and don’t know any doctors in my area.
    • I just need a second opinion.
    • I’m between jobs and have no coverage.
    • I have a question about a loved-one’s health and would like some advice.

     Do I need to schedule an appointment?

    TelaCare is designed for on-demand care so no appointment is necessary. After you register and log in to TelaCare, the next available doctor will see you. If no one is available, you will be placed in a "waiting room" and notified by text message once a doctor is available. If you need to have an appointment at a later time you can select a time that is convenient for you and the doctor will call you then as well.

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