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Are there good treatments for silent migraines?

Are there good treatments for silent migraines?

'silent' migraine: It is not clear what you mean by 'silent'. If you mean no pain, but some symptom, like visual scintillating scotoma or localized tingling or numbness, then the best approach is to learn what kinds of triggers you have. These can be dietary, sleep related, stress related, or sometimes medication related. See medlineplus.Gov and search for migraine under diseases. ...Read more

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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


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What is the best treatment for migraine?

What is the best treatment for migraine?

Treatment migraine: Best treatment is avoiding triggers like stress, lack of sleep, food triggers to be avoided, relaxation teckniques and proper use of controller med, which you take daily, like calcium channel blockers, anti seizures meds like Depakote and others.And during acute attack proper use of prescribed triptans.The combination of all these works the best in my experience. ...Read more

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What is the most efficacious treatment for migraine?

What is the most efficacious treatment for migraine?

Treatment migraine: Best treatment is avoiding triggers like stress, lack of sleep, food triggers to be avoided, relaxation teckniques and proper use of controller med, which you take daily, like calcium channel blockers, anti seizures meds like Depakote and others.And during acute attack proper use of prescribed triptans.The combination of all these works the best in my experience. ...Read more

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Can benedryl be used in treatment of migraine... If so how?

Can benedryl be used in treatment of migraine... If so how?

Doesn't work well: However, might help you fall asleep which secondarily could end that migraine attack. Aleve (naproxen) seems to work better, but you need about 375 to 500 mg total. You could take aleve (naproxen) thrice daily, which might prevent migraine attacks, but could upset your stomach. Maybe try riboflavin, vitamin b-2 as another preventative. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for migraine?

What is the treatment for migraine?

Alot but: You may want to consider having your doctor/headache specialist see if Botox can be approved for your migraine headaches. If it works you could have significantly less migraines for at least 3-4 months at a time. Many times people's migraines are cut in half if not more. The use of your oral migraine prevention medications and abortives are much more helpful and reduce occurrences even better. ...Read more

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Can you provide me with a conservative treatment at home for migraine?

Can you provide me with a conservative treatment at home for migraine?

NO: See a neurologist. Avoid alcohol. Do not smoke. Avoid birth control pills. Begin with accurate diagnosis. Migraine can be serious but can be treated. ...Read more

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If I was diagnosed with Hemithy migraine what would the treatment and prognosis be?

If I was diagnosed with Hemithy migraine what would the treatment and prognosis be?

Never heard of it: I don't recognize the type of headache you are referring to. I think you are trying to spell it phonetically. Do you mean hemicrania continua? This form of headache is more common in women than men and more likely found in young adulthood than pediatric or older adult age groups. However, it is not a type of migraine though some features of hemicrania are similar to those of migraine. ...Read more

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What is the most effective medicine for migraine and the best treatment for migraine?

What is the most effective medicine for migraine and the best treatment for migraine?

Older medicines: The ones usually given are the tryptans. They are expensive and also dangerous with regard to serious effects of vasoconstriction. A multi center study of emergency room treatment of migraine revealed the superiority of phenothiazine–antihistamines such as Phenergan (promethazine) and Compazine. 1 antinausea dose tab at onset, repeat in ½ hr if needed. Repeat sequence 2 hrs from 1st dose. ...Read more

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What is the best / most natural way to get treatment for a migraine that does not go away?

Herbal and calming: Calming, meditation, and certain herbs have been found to be helpful. Heavy doses of pain medications may cause the headache to be more prolonged and more resistant to treatment. Chronic daily headache is a known variant of migraine that is becoming more common and becoming very difficult to manage. Repeated doses of triptans may actually make migraine worse. You must break the cycle. ...Read more

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What treatments are left if I have literally tried every med and treatments available and i still have chronic daily migraine?

What treatments are left if I have literally tried every med and treatments available and i still have chronic daily migraine?

See headache spec.: Doubtful you have had all the potential therapies, but consider, if not yet tried, break up pattern with steroids, depakote, topirimate, naprosyn, (naproxen) indocin, lithium, botox. Acupuncture, occipital nerve blocks, surgical denervation procedure, or try otc, riboflavin, coq-10, butterbur, feverfew. See headache specialist, and get a new approach. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for common migraine?

What is the treatment for common migraine?

Identify triggers: There are certain foods and aspects of lifestyle that can trigger or worsen headaches and migraines. The best way to identify triggers is to maintain a headache diary and keep a list of foods eaten before your migraine. Common triggers include chocolate, caffeine, cheese, msg, processed meats, alcohol, smoking/being around smoke, stress, skipping meals, lack of sleep or too much sleep. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for basilar migraine?

What is the treatment for basilar migraine?

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. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for classic migraine?

What is the treatment for classic migraine?

Be seen: There are many medications called triptans, including imitrex, (sumatriptan) maxalt, and others. Be seen and diagnosed, and your doctor can prescribe the proper medication. ...Read more

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Any ideas on the best treatment for migraine?

Any ideas on the best treatment for migraine?

Yes...: You may want to consider having your doctor/headache specialist see if Botox can be approved for your migraine headaches. If it works you could have significantly less migraines for at least 3-4 months at a time. Many times people's migraines are cut in half if not more. The use of your oral migraine prevention medications and abortives are much more helpful and reduce occurrences even better. ...Read more

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What are the causes and treatments of migraine headaches?

What are the causes and treatments of migraine headaches?

Migraine: Migraines are genetically acquired headaches, usually triggered by poor sleep, stress, weather and hormone changes and certain medications. The most common trigger is diet- tyramine, nitrates/ nitrates, caffeine, msg, alcohol, etc. The best treatment includes avoidance and control of triggers. There are numerous medications to prevent and treat headaches (topiramate, triptans, betablocker, etc.). ...Read more

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Is vicodin a form of migraine treatment?

Is vicodin a form of migraine treatment?

Not really: it is an opiate and most people experience rebound headaches when they use opiates for headache pain. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for menstrual migraine?

What is the treatment for menstrual migraine?

Hormone balancing: Menstrual migraines are caused from changes in hormone levels. Evaluating the levels and prescribing the appropriate hormones may stop the headaches. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hemiplegic migraine?

Prophylaxis: Unfortunately, the mainstay of abortive treatment (the triptans) carries a theoretical risk of stroke in patients with hemiplegic migraine. While some studies suggest they might be safe, few patients or doctors are willing to take the risk. If nsaids are not effective abortives for your headache, prophylactic treatment to prevent the headaches in the first place should be strongly considered. ...Read more