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who gets migraine headaches?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Unpredictable: But seems to run in families and is associated with carsickness in childhood.
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 years experience
Anyone: Almost anyone can get them. Women more often than males. While there are many causes, they are associated with prior orthodontic treatments. Medical and dental evaluation are indicated.
Dr. Olav Jaren
Dr. Olav Jaren commented
Neurology 19 years experience
Migraine headaches are especially common in younger people. They are more common in women. They are common for people who sleep poorly, who are sensitive to certain foods, or to people undergoing stress. They may occur in people who have had orthodontic treatment or people who have not. Sometimes multiple family members have a history of migraine.
Jul 30, 2014
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 19 years experience
Migraines are common: Millions of people around the world get migraine headaches. These are one of the most common causes of headaches. They are somewhat less common than tension headaches. In the U.S., it is felt between 15-30 million people have a migraine during the year, and the number may be higher. Some people have many migraine headaches, some people have few of them.
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Anyone: Anyone can develop migraine headaches, but they are most common in people who have a family history of migraine.

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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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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! :<.
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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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