A 36-year-old member asked:
what treatments are available for nocturnal migraines?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Neurology 43 years experience
Triptans: Migraines often awaken people from sleep and can be severe. If an oral triptan (such as sumatriptan, sumatriptan/ naproxen/sodium, eletripan, rizatriptan, etc) does not work, then subcutaneous sumatriptan may be more effective helping up to 80% of people.
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Neurology 52 years experience
Prevention: If these are awakening you in midst of night, these could be cluster headache variants or some other headache variant, and best to use preventative meds. Consider topirimate, divalproex, tricyclics, beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, but maybe otc items such as riboflavin, butterbur, co-q-10, feverfew. On occasion, inhalation of 100% oxygen can stop the headache.
5510 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Longboat Key, FL
A 58-year-old female asked:
After a couple of migraines now have visual disturbance at night where street lights a block or more away look like circles of lights w black centre ?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Pain Management 20 years experience
Circles of light: I trust that by now that you have been evaluated in person for your visual disturbances by an ophthalmologist. It would be pretty scary to me driving after dusk seeing what you see. Any family history of glaucoma or cataracts?
3075 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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