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how are migraine headaches treated?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
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, gently to closed eyes, or to several spots in this back of the neck or head. Some to gentle pulling of the hair. Others need medication. Taking 3 excedrine when you know you are getting the migraine might abort it. Others need tryptans.
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 years experience
Still others need to see a dentist if their bad bite is causing the headaches
Aug 2, 2012
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 years experience
Special dentist: Find a neuromuscular dentist. Migraines often have their origin in a bad bite, with resultant muscle fatigue and spasm. The bite affects posture, jaw closure and muscles cannot relax. With advanced computerized diagnosis and ultra low frequency tens, a bite appliance may help your symptoms resolve through creating a bite that allows the muscles to relax.
Dr. David Schleimer
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It would be more wise to see an MD first. The vast majority of migraine headaches are not of dental (neuro-muscular or not) origin.
May 26, 2013
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 years experience
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Agree with MD consult. Medications manage pain, do not preventmigraines, and have many side effects. What if they could be eliminated?
May 26, 2013
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Multiple treatments: Migraines are most commonly treated with medications. Treatments that work well for at least some people include OTC medications like ibuprofen or acetaminophen (Tylenol), and combination medications such as Excedrin Migraine and Bayer (aspirin) Migraine Formula. Tryptans are medications specific for migraine provide relief for most migraines. For more information see: http://understandingmigraine.blogspot.com/
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 30 years experience
OTC Motrin/ Exedrin migraine may help well for migraine pain if taken right at the onset of headache. Others needs prescription medications for treatment/ prevention. Avoiding migraine triggers helps as well
Nov 2, 2014

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

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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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No: The is nothing in the literature to support music as migraine treatment.
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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! :<.
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Will migraine headaches eventually go away on their own?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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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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