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A rule of thumb is that if your migraines affect your quality of life in either intensity or frequency, you would benefit from a discussion with your doctor about your migraines. A doctor has many tools, many of which are not medications, to help someone with a migraine. On average, a person waits 7 years to get treatment for migraines. That is too long for someone to suffer needlessly from a treatable condition.
Yes. You should let your doctor know about your migraine symptoms especially if you have any additional symptoms such as vision changes, lack of sensation on one part of the face or body, or weakness on one side. One may have classic symptoms of vision changes and tingling in the hand but if this changes to something different, an evaluation by a neurologist is recommended to make sure there is no other cause for those symptoms.