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A 39-year-old female asked:

i have ms. i'm having really bad headache since sunday. my neuro np told me to take tylenol (acetaminophen) and drink tea. not working. otc meds not helping!

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Dr. Eric Kelts
Neurology 25 years experience
Trip to the ED?: Luckily, most urgent care centers and emergency departments are well stocked with pain medications which even your neuro NP may not be able to easily prescribe. Consider a trip to the ER. They may want to obtain a repeat MRI or perhaps even an LP if they feel it necessary. They should be able to properly evaluate and treat your headache.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Suggestions: MS patients experience 2-4X frequency of migraines than normal folks. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and tea fails to help migraines. But OTC remedies such as butterbur, feverfew, Co-Q10, or riboflavin can prevent. See your neurologist directly, as am skeptical about the NP. (also, blood in urine, foot swelling, ?kidney problems?)

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