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What other meds would u recommend for migraine headaches besides imitrex (sumatriptan)?

What other meds would u recommend for migraine   headaches besides imitrex (sumatriptan)?

Aspirin: Throughout the ages the most effective treatment for migraine has been aspirin. However, must take enough (1000mg) and at early onset of migraine and using rapid dissolving form. Often more beneficial if taken with tylenol (acetaminophen) and with Reglan and with some caffeine. Combination of Imitrex with naprosyn may also be quite effective. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Migraine Headaches (Definition)

Migraine headaches are a common condition that often include a headache with throbbing, pulsing pain, blurriness of vision, nausea, and sensitivity to light. They ...Read more


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What are some common migraine meds?

What are some common migraine meds?

Migraine Meds: Medications which are commonly effective in the treatment of migraines include: OTC medications, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, and combination medications which contain aspirin, acetaminophen, and caffeine. Triptans are medications specific for migraines. Ergotamines are older medications which are still commonly used. For more information see: http://understandingmigraine.blogspot.com/ ...Read more

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Are migraine medications addictive?

Are migraine medications addictive?

None: Pharmacologic management for migraine involves abortive therapy for the acute, occasional migraine attack, and prophylactic therapy for the more chronic and disabling attacks. None of the medications are addictive. ...Read more

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Will Excedrin migraine work for ongoing migraine?

Will Excedrin migraine work for ongoing migraine?

Maybe: It might help and will not cause any issues to try. It is just over the counter medications that benefit some people with migraines and is seen as an abortive medication. If it does not, then you will have to consider prescription medications, such as triptans or ergots that can be more effective for abortive therapy. Excedrin migraine does work very well for some people, and others it does not. ...Read more

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Can you prescribe stadol for migraine headaches?

Can you prescribe stadol for migraine headaches?

Visit your doc: Stadol is a syntheitc opioid analgesic. Unfortunately we can't prescribe that through healthtap. You will have to request it from your regular physician as it does have abuse potential. ...Read more

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Can migraine medication make a migraine your headache worse?

Can migraine medication make a migraine your headache worse?

Definitely: Medication overuse migraine, which results from the repetitive and chronic use of headache abortive medications for three months or more . Good example Excedrin Migraine. It is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Headache, vertigo, visual disturbances nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, dizziness, neck pain. This condition must be professionally managed. ...Read more

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Do sumatriptan tablets treat migraines?

Do sumatriptan tablets treat migraines?

Yes: They are used to abort migraines and should be take at the onset of symptoms. ...Read more

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Any new treatments for migraine headaches?

Any new treatments for migraine headaches?

Nti-tss: I have had great success treating patients with migraine headaches. Nocturnal para-function, or night time tooth grinding /clenching is a major cause of migraine headaches. Find a dentist in your area that is familiar with the nti-tss night time appliance to help manage the outbreaks. Here is a website for you to learn more and find a dentist who may be able to help. http://www.nti-tss.com. ...Read more

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Blurry/distorted vision then bad headache? Should I just use migraine meds?

Blurry/distorted vision then bad headache? Should I just use migraine meds?

Not necessarily: Although these symptoms are consistent with migraine with aura, they can be caused by a lot of other, more serious things. It is really best to see a doctor to have any new onset headaches evaluated before just assuming they are "migraine.". ...Read more

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Does the medicines zomig (zolmitriptan) and cyproheptadine work well for migraines?

Does the medicines zomig (zolmitriptan) and cyproheptadine work well for migraines?

Both may & many othe: Zomig (zolmitriptan) is a tryptan, which is in a group very commonly used to rx migraine, best taken as soon as feel it coming on (aura). Periactin is med used as an antihistamine for allergic skin reactions, but also migraine. Migraines r as unique as individual personalities; so it may take multiple trials of meds & rx; multiple attempts to find the triggers. Do this w a professional versed in rx headaches. ...Read more

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Are over-the-counter medications for migraine effective?

Are over-the-counter medications for migraine effective?

Yes: Most headaches can be managed with otc meds. If the headaches are persistent and occurring frequently then you should have further eval and discuss with pcp. Be careful with excedrine and other meds containing caffeine. These can cause rebound headaches if taken chronically. ...Read more

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I've allergies to tryptans and migraine meds. Fioricent is the only migraine med that didn't cause a reaction, but it doesn't work. Any other options?

It could be ur bite: A lot of times migraine is given a broad term what caused it many a times it is pain caused by ur muscles which help in closing ur mouth and could be imposed by ur bite talk to ur dentist about it or tmd to be specific. ...Read more

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Excedrine migraine, tylenol, (acetaminophen) aspirin, and Aleve don't work for many other ideas?

Excedrine migraine, tylenol, (acetaminophen) aspirin, and Aleve don't work for many other ideas?

Migraine management : Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Toothache, migraines, nausea are symptoms of?

Toothache, migraines, nausea are symptoms of?

May not rekate: Nausea is often associated with migraine. A toothache could trigger either one depending on you and how bad it is. See your dentist/endodontist to see if you have a dental problem. I've seen many headaches go away after doing a root canal on a tooth. ...Read more

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I've Menièrés, bipolar, ADHD & migraine. Could Topiramate treat these conditions better than Metoprolol combined with hydrochlorothiazide?

I've Menièrés, bipolar, ADHD & migraine. 
Could Topiramate treat these conditions better than Metoprolol combined with hydrochlorothiazide?

No way to tell: Neither the topiramate nor the combo you mentioned are considered the Gold Standard drug to treat ALL 4 of the conditions at the same time. Therefore, on that basis I wouldn't expect EITHER regimen to be terrific. Having said that...each individual is different. If your doctor is recommending one of those options then, I would trust his judgement, take the medication as directed and see wassup. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more