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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Unpredictable: But seems to run in families and is associated with carsickness in childhood.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
28 years experience in Phlebology
Great question : We dont know. There are genetic and environmental factor that make them more likely but we don't full understand the cause.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tipu Sultan
Specializes in Allergy
Numerous causes: There are several causes for migraine headaches. See PCP. IF HE CANNOT find the cause then we look at environmental hormonal and nutritional deficienc ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Various ways: Some respond just to rest in a quiet place, other also with addition of ice to the head in various spots, some with pressure applied to the temples, g ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Prevalence of migraine is 2.5% under the age of 7, 5% from age 7 to puberty, and 10% in postpubertal girls. Migraine without aura is twice more comm ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Fuehrer
9 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Medications, etc...: There are a variety of medications that can stop a migraine after it has started, as well as help to prevent migraines from occurring in the first pla ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience in Neurology
A lot !!: Keep a headache diary, find your own trigger factors and avoid them, see a headache specialist for the appropriate medication to prevent them.
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Learn to manage: Migraine is very common. There is no cure. There is a way to manage. The first step is to try to understand the triggers. Often it is stress, sudd ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marx
47 years experience in Pain Management
Primarily History: Migraine can generally be diagnosed from history. Some historical factors may signal the need for more extensive testing such as ct, MRI or eeg.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
39 years experience in Dentistry
See MD: First, you need a diagnosis. Start with primary md, who can then refer you to appropriate specialist. Identify and avoid known triggers. Mediations ... Read More
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