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what medications are safe to take for a migraine headache?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
MIGRAINE HEADACHE: Rx are:nsaids , tylenol (acetaminophen) , analgesics with caffeine or butalbital, triptans . Examples are imitrex, medrin, fioricet, etc.

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Which migraine medications are safe while breastfeeding?

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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin: Certain medicines are safe for nursing and some are not. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen are safe medicines for nursing and effective for migraines. If you are on other medicines and want to know if they are safe, speak to your physician. Here's a website where you can access information about the safety of specific medicines: http://toxnet.Nlm.Nih.Gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?Lact.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Are headaches and migraine related to ehlers-danlos syndrome?

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Dr. James Marx
Pain Management 48 years experience
See Neurologist: I don't know of a association in general but in vascular eds. There is a tendency for blood vessels to burst. You need to see your doctor to see if you might have this involvement from eds. Anyone with eds can garden variety migraines but you need to get the headaches checked out.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Do diabetics get more migraines?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Not usually: Nothing in the literature indicates this group more suceptible.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What are prophylactic medications for migraine headaches?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Several: Topiramate, certain beta blockers(not all penetrate the blood brain barrier) and verapamil are the mainstays to date.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How might my migraine headache be treated?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Several possibilitie: First identifying triggers in the diet or lifestyle are important as that may abort them altogether. I also suggest chinese medicine and acupuncture as I have seen headaches disappear during treatment. There are also medications that can help a great deal when one starts.. So having several options is very helpful!

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