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what is the treatment for basilar migraine?

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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.
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Vast improvements: Migraine surgery can lead to cure in some patients. This is a new and emerging field. Visit http://www.Migrainereliefcenter.Com for more information.
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 11 years experience
Preventive : Preventive treatments such as verapamil is often drug of choice for basilar type migraines.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Are over-the-counter medications for migraine effective?

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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes!: Excedrin migraine and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medicine like ibuprofen, naproxen, Ketoprofen all work well for many people. Sometimes a little caffeine or chocolate does just the trick [unless those are migraine triggers for you!]. Talk with your doc about prevention if your headaches are frequent, severe, your meds don't work, or it's changing your life. Good luck.
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Can eating certain foods help me avoid migraines?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Yes: Actually it is more helpful to avoid certain foods that may trigger your migraines. These foods vary from person to person.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Can migraine be worse during menopause?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Migraine and menopau: Yes it can be worse if it is triggered by hormonal changes.
A 22-year-old member asked:

Can stress cause migraines?

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Dr. K. Olson
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Psychiatry 39 years experience
Stress migraine: Many illness exacerbations are due to or least somewhat influenced by stress. Stress in the form of worsened sleep, anxious worry, muscle tension, chronic dread, and vigilance could increase frequency and even severity of migraine. Biofeedback which coordinates relaxation, diaphragmatic breathing, and imagery is a successful treatment - for migraine and other illnesses felt to stress-related.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How can I tell if I have a migraine or just a bad tension-type headache?

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Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
None: A migraine is typically described as throbbing pain and may be associated with nausea and/or vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound, or an aura (a funny taste, smell or visual disturbance that lets you know you're going to have a migraine). A tension headache is described as a vice like squeezing sensation around your head sometimes associated with stress or a lot of strain on your neck muscles.

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