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what treatments for basilar migraines?

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Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Pain Management 36 years experience
Multiple options: The best idea is to stop migraines from developing. Preventive treatments include: medications, procedures-botox, nutritional supplements, increased exercise, and avoidance of migraine triggers. Treatments once a migraine develops include nsaid's (motrin), triptans (sumatriptan) amount others. There is not, to my knowledge, a specific treatment for basilar migraine. Get help-neurologist.

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I get migraine headaches. Could they be related to raynauds?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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Possibly: Raynaud's symptoms and migraines both are caused by abnormal regulation of blood flow to certain parts of the body, so they may be related in some patients. Also, some medications for migraines (the triptans and ergot alkaloids) can lead to raynaud's symptoms as a side effect. However, having migraines doesn't mean one will get raynaud's, and having raynaud's doesn't mean one will get migraines.
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Does music help with migraines?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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No: The is nothing in the literature to support music as migraine treatment.
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A 28-year-old member asked:

What are rebound migraines?

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Drug withdrawal: If someone takes a migraine drug on a regular basis and then stops taking it, they may get a rebound headache when the drug is stopped. The same thing happens when caffeine is stopped after regular use.
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What should I do when a migraine begins?

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Dr. Lester Thompson
Pathology 33 years experience
Acetomenophen: I too suffer from migraines. I take a prescription (imitrex), although sumatriptan succinate (100 mg) is just as good. I take 2 Acetaminophen with 8 oz of water -- and try to close my eyes until the scotopia (flashing lights) have gone away. You need to see a physician to get the prescription -- but sometimes the headache is still there! :<.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Will migraine headaches eventually go away on their own?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
They could.: Some people's migraines just run their course for the day and they wake up the net morning feeling fine. For others, it's a little more complicated - they may need medications to help stop the migraine. A migraine lasting more than 72 hours is called status migrainosus and these can be helped sometimes with steroids, but that's something to see your doctor for. Good luck!

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