Migraine - unbearable pounding headache

Dr. med. Wolfgang Welke

Chief of

Special Pain Medicine

    An unspeakable pounding in the head that doesn't stop, including nausea and vomiting - migraine attacks are unbearable for sufferers and can last for several days. Migraine is a complex neurological disorder in which headaches occur in attacks. The brain has a temporary dysfunction.

    For some, a migraine attack announces itself several days in advance. It announces itself, for example, through tiredness, fatigue or irritability. Other indicators can be exuberant creativity, bursting ingenuity, restlessness and a craving for sweets.

    Migraine with aura

    Some sufferers have migraines with aura. They perceive zigzag lines in the visual field, glaring light or buzzing flickering. Possible accompanying symptoms are

    • Dizziness
    • Tingling sensations
    • speech disorders
    • Difficulty concentrating
    • fatigue
    • Loss of consciousness

    The migraine pain breaks out after an hour at the latest. Those affected retreat into the dark to avoid noise and light. This is often accompanied by

    • nausea
    • gagging nausea
    • an unquenchable gush of vomit

    The causes of migraines have not yet been fully researched. Therefore, it is currently only possible to treat acute migraine attacks and take preventative measures.

    Our medical team

    Dr. med. Wolfgang Welke

    Chief of

    Special Pain Medicine

      Joachim Kaiser

      Senior Physician

      Special Pain Medicine

        Ayman Al-Dahshan

        Senior Physician

        Special Pain Medicine

          Houzan Bahlawi


          Special pain medicine

            Lioubov Konztanz

            Special Pain Medicine

              Contact & Appointments

              Tanja Rutenbeck

              Secretariat Center for Special Pain Medicine

              If you have not found a suitable date for you, please contact us by telephone.

              Outpatient clinic

              Phone +49 2351 945-2513 or -2514
              Fax +49 2351 945-2511

              Office hours


              Monday - Friday
              8.00 - 14.00

              At all other times, you can call our Central Emergency Outpatient Clinic on +49 2351 945-0.

              Central Emergency Outpatient Clinic