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Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry

Neurology
TX
12 years experience female

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Headache Specialist

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Neurology

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United States: Texas

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Chiari: It needs to be monitored with scans especially if she has chairi symptoms. This could be congenital as well. As long as it stable, and she is asymptom... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Migraines treatment : First a headache specialist needs to distinguish is these are tension type headaches or migraines. Ibuprofen, Naproxen can be helpful. Triptans are u... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
IMITREX (sumatriptan): Triptans are migraine specific so you give the medication (confirm the dose with your pediatrics) . You can combine this with nsaids like ibuprofen, N... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Menstrual migraines : Stress management, biofeedback. Riboflavin and magnesium can also be helpful.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Excedrin: Excedrin has acetaminophen. Fda recently issued a warning about using too much acetaminophen. Excedrin is not migraine specific. She needs to see a he... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Cluster : Nerve blocks, triptans, steroid course oxygen are very useful for cluster headaches. Even intranasal Lidocaine can be used. A preventive medication sh... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Triggers : Usually not, alcohol may play a role but generally cluster has no specific triggers.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Unilateral : Migarines are usually unilateral throbbing headaches with light, sound and smell sensitivity. You will generally have nausea. They tend to get worse w... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Preventive : If it is indeed migraine, a preventive medication should be added. This is important or else you will keep using otc medications and can get into rebo... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Preventive : Preventive treatments such as verapamil is often drug of choice for basilar type migraines.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Cambia : Yes, they work differently. However, if you have migraines coming on, you can combine them for more benefit.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Migraines treatment : Your question is not clear excedrin is not migraine specific and can cause rebound headaches if taken frequently abortive treatment-triptan, nsai... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Migraines treatment : If you are having frequent migraines, see a neurologist. Often otc Ibuprofen or Naproxen would work. If they are serve and debilitating, a preventive ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Alternative : More often you do need to add preventive medications. If not, then biofeedback, relaxation techniques are good way. Riboflavin or magnesium can also b... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Oils : Frankly none. Its not evidence based. You can use any oil.
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Cluster: Sometimes sensory symptoms may be associated with cluster headaches. Speak to your neurologist and she may do an objective assessment as well.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Menstrual migraines : Stress management, biofeedback. Riboflavin and magnesium can also be helpful. More often a short medication prophylaxis around your menstrual cycle wi... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Migraines treatment : One sided headaches, throbbing in nature. Usually you will have light and sound sensitivity. Very important to treat them using triptans. If the heada... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
SUNCT: Sunct are multiple episodes of headaches, short lasting with tearing, redness etc. Lamictal is drug of choice. As they are extremely rare, make sure y... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Imitrex (sumatriptan): Imitrex (sumatriptan) is migraine specific but can be nauseating. Try to switch to another triptan or take a anti nausea medication. Fioricet often ca... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Nerve conduction: Consult a neurologist. You may have neuropathy and will likely need nerve conduction study along with blood workup.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Migraine : These are not migraine specific to begin with. Infact, overuse can cause rebound headaches. Triptans are migraine specific. You will need to see a neu... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Cluster : See a neurologist. Cluster are severe and disabling. The pain is often rated 10/10. You will likely also have tearing, redness and nasal congestion on... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Migraines : Could be related to your migraines. Dizziness and ringing in ears is not uncommon. See a neurologist to seek treatment.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Triptan : Triptan does not last last that long. Sometimes, a rare entity serotonin syndrome can be seen, however there should be a lot more symptoms. The tight ... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Indomethacin: See a neurologist. If they are indeed new in onset, abrain MRI may be needed. Indomethacin is drug of choice.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Unilateral : Migarines are usually unilateral throbbing headaches with light, sound and smell sensitivity. You will generally have nausea. They tend to get worse w... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Demyelination : Take your disease modifying medications such as Avonex (interferon beta 1a) /copaxone whatever is prescribed. In general patients with ms do better in... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Hemicrania : See a neurologist. Hemicrania is one sided headache which is there 24 x7. There may be intermittent worsening with tearing, redness in eye or congesti... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Migraines treatment : If you are having frequent migraines, see a neurologist. Often otc Ibuprofen or Naproxen would work. A triptan should be added and is migraine specifi... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Migraines treatment : Abortive treatment-triptan, nsaids are helpful. If these are really frequent preventive medications like topiramate may be helpful. See a heada... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Migraines treatment : If your headache is different from your migraine, worse headache of your life or if you have neurological symptoms which are new for you weakness/numb... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Indomethacin: How high did you go on indomethacin? It has to be taken three times a day, 150-200 mg/day before it is decided its not helpful. Melatonin or gliacin (... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Compression: Could be from transient compression of nerves from posture or carpal tunnel or some medications like topiramate. If it is persistent you need to see y... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Botox : Basilar type migraine is a subset of migraine with aura. If your headaches are >15 days a month, lasting 4 hours or more, you are in chronic migrai... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Hair loss : I have heard about that side effects. Lower the dose, and if not helping you may ned to stop. Sometimes, adding selenium helps.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Migraines treatment : Migraine can be severe and disabling. She needs to be on a good medication regimen. Both abortive and preventive medications. Alternative techniques s... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Migraines treatment : If you are having frequent migraines, see a neurologist. A triptan should be added and is migraine specific. If they are serve and debilitating, ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Sensory : The aura or sensory symptom should last.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Caffeine: Wean gradually. If you already have headaches, sometimes they can get worse as you go in caffeine withdrawal. See a neurologist. Depending on headache... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Migraines treatment : First a headache specialist needs to distinguish is these are tension type headaches or migraines. Ibuprofen, Naproxen can be helpful. Triptans are u... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Migraines treatment : Yes, you can take both as long as these are helping.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Oils : Frankly none. Its not evidence based. You can use any oil.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Cluster : Nerve blocks, triptans, steroid course oxygen are very useful for cluster headaches. Even intranasal Lidocaine can be used. A preventive medication sh... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Migraines treatment : What is the question? Yes, you can get agitated during migraines.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Imitrex (sumatriptan): His BP needs to under control. Pain itself sometimes can increase bp. If BP is getting better, ok to use imitrex (sumatriptan). One contraindication... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Menstrual migraines : There are times when menses can trigger migraines. This is often due to hormonal disturbances. The key is to manage them around menstrual cycle. A tri... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Not related : It is unlikely to be related especially if you had headaches before.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Riboflavin: I have not heard riboflavin or coq10 causing weight loss. Both are effective, but need to be taken for months before you see benefit. Riboflavin can t... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 12 years experience
Serotonin syndrome : The actual risk of serotonin syndrome remains extremely low when using triptan and antidepressants. As patients with migraines, also have co morbiditi... Read More

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Dr. Chaudhry is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Dr. Chaudhry is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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