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does opioid pain medicines help with cluster headache

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marshall Bedder
38 years experience Pain Management
Morphine like: Opiates are any pain killer medication derived from the poppy plant. Opioids can be opiates as well, but generally describe any pain killers with morp ... Read More
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Dr. Evans Prieston
44 years experience Pharmacology
Opium Derived: Opoids are chemical compounds used to treat pain. They are all derived from the naturally ocurring substance, morphine, which comes from the opium pl ... Read More
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Dr. Taras Kucher
26 years experience Vascular Surgery
Derived from poppy.: Opioids are derivatives of poppy plant. They all cause pain reduction, nausea, constipation and euphoria, but to different extent. They all have pot ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
36 years experience Pain Management
Any: There is no specific analgesic that has been shown to be better than another for headache of any kind. Just take what works best for you.
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Dr. James Marx
48 years experience Pain Management
Avoid Rebound: Taking any medications whether they be otc or prescription for headaches over and over will lead to the development of rebound "headaches, probably th ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. James McDonnell
36 years experience Ophthalmology
Chronic Headache: Chronic headaches can be the result of a number of things. Often muslce tension in the neck and shoulder muscles can lead to headache and can be elim ... Read More
Dr. Amy Friedman
39 years experience Transplant Surgery
Headache specialist: Headaches can come from a very wide variety of sources ranging from stress to problems with your teeth to brain tumors. Sorting this out, particularly ... Read More
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Dr. Alexander Mauskop
42 years experience Neurology
Exercise, magnesium: Daily headaches are usually due to chronic migraines. The best & safest treatment is botox. It is also the only fda-approved treatment. Take magnesium ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Yes, you can try: Management of a cluster headache can be abortive or prophylactic. Sometimes, both methods are indicated in the same patient. An effective abortive tre ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Diagnosis?????: If that is a correct diagnosis she needs a neurologist. Your statement implies that the Drs arrived at a different diagnosis.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marx
48 years experience Pain Management
Multiple Treatments: Sometimes inhalation of high concentrations of oxygen will stop clusters along with triptans like imitrex (sumatriptan). The treatment is generally di ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
28 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Cluster headaches are not mild. They have been called "suicide headaches" because they are so severe, and the pain is not relieved by over the counter ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
See a Physician: Headache attacks occur in clusters over weeks or months, not a single episode. A headache can be a symptom of a serious condition and diagnosis is key ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Migraine: Lay down, quiet dark room, call your doctor if no relief after taking your meds.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Both are terrible: I would not wish either on anyone. I have had kidney ureteral stones and cannot think of worse pain. I have treated patients with cluster headaches ... Read More

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