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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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How do I avoid a migraine?

How do I avoid a migraine?

Migrain avoidance: Migrain headache avoidance has some thing to do with avoiding triggers.... You should have done a diary for your headache what exactly bring your headache is it stress...Is it food and what type of food is it noise light , what ever it is you have to avoid it and in case of light u need to say in dark quiet room ...And also some medications can be given to avoid headache consider as prophylactic. ...Read more

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How to prevent migraine?Earlier i was taking vasograine on my own.But now iam pregnant so iam avoiding this.Pls suggest how to avoid or cure migraine?

How to prevent migraine?Earlier i was taking vasograine on my own.But now iam pregnant so iam avoiding this.Pls suggest how to avoid or cure migraine?

Avoid triggers: During pregnancy it is unwise to take medications for migraine prophylaxis. Some of the commonly used ones cause birth defects. The best course is to learn about migraine triggers and avoid them: processed foods esp with nitrites, alcohol, changes in caffeine intake or sleep patterns, etc. Your doctor can help you through this problem. ...Read more

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What can I eat to avoid basilar artery migraine?

What can I eat to avoid basilar artery migraine?

Nothing: Unless you know of some food that triggers your migraine, which you can avoid, you can not eat any food to avoid migraine. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a migraine, it is coming twice this week.. Is there anything i can do to avoid it forever?

What should I do if I have a migraine, it is coming twice this week.. Is there anything i can do to avoid it forever?

Not curable, but...: Prophylactic therapy is recommended for the chronic and disabling migraine. Some migraine patients are prone to medication overuse headaches. Chronic > 15 days/mo once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education. 2) nonpharmacological management. 3) pharmacological (medical) management. Rec. See headache or orofacial pain specialist. ...Read more

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I am suffering from migraine for more than 10 years now on my left temporal area always and lasts for 24 hours . Plz tell me means to avoid it.

I am suffering from migraine for more than 10 years now on my left temporal area always and lasts for 24 hours . Plz tell  me means to avoid it.

Many things: There are many causes of migraines. Stress, TMJ issues, a misaligned bite, neck issues and trigger points of the muscles of the face, head and neck. Often headaches can be caused by an accident, fall, contact sport that was experienced recently or many years ago. Visit a doctor that knows about trudenta. There is a pain free, medication free option. Go to www.Trudenta.Com good luck. ...Read more

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Took Excedrine Migraine about 8 hours ago. Is it safe to take a ibephrophine now? Avoiding gastro issues. Thx

Took Excedrine Migraine about 8 hours ago. Is it safe to take a ibephrophine now? Avoiding gastro issues. Thx

You mean IBUPROFEN?: Yes, that's fine...but a more importantly why are you leap frogging these agents? How frequently are your migraines coming on? Daily? I'm afraid you may be overdoing these abortive medications if not careful. Perhaps not...but it is so easy to do....If you would like to review your headaches in detail look me up at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi and let's set up a consultation date and time ...Read more

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What causes migraine, how can I avoid it, what differenciates sinus headache from migraine?

What causes migraine, how can I avoid it, what differenciates sinus headache from migraine?

Headache: There are many proposed theories on the causes of migraines from blood vessel constriction to cortical spreading depression. Some try avoiding triggers, but there is not good evidence for this. Sinus headache originates from sinus inflammation and swelling, not from within the brain as in migraine. Symptoms like nausea, vomiting, and visual changes or aura can help differentiate the two. ...Read more

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I'm gay and I received anal sex that triggered an intense migraine. It repeats when I climax solo. How do I treat it? What should I avoid? Any advice?

I'm gay and I received anal sex that triggered an intense migraine. It repeats when I climax solo. How do I treat it? What should I avoid? Any advice?

Sexual headache: As the name implies, there are usually no positive medical findings. The sexual /orgasmic headache, may inconsistently occur as a very intense pain prior to or during orgasm. See orofacial pain or headache specialist for diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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How do I avoid constipation if I take one T3 (liothyronine) for migraine headache?

How do I avoid constipation if I take one T3 (liothyronine) for migraine headache?

Fiber or....: A stool softener. Increase high fiber foods. Increase water intake. You could also use MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) (over the counter). It should be noted however that "narcotic" (opioid) medications are not recommended for headache. ...Read more

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Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get basilar artery migraine?

Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get basilar artery migraine?

Basilar migraine: What you did is good - but this is never preventative - they just merely reduce the likelihood of developing them. Also if you have them then doing what you did may help. Sometimes no matter how good you are - you still get the symptoms - the body is complicated. ...Read more

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Migraines after MVA last yr should I avoid physical activity like hiking? Would my HTN and hiking trigger a tension type migraine? HX: PCOS DM 20YR F

Migraines after MVA last yr should I avoid physical activity like hiking? Would my HTN and hiking trigger a tension type migraine? HX: PCOS DM 20YR F

EXERCISE: and in particular OPEN AIR hiking would be wonderful for you and I defy anyone who would disagree with me. Since that is considered to be a high effort sport CLEARANCE from your Primary Care Professional would be wise! Hope this helps and HAPPY HIKING!!!!! Dr Z ...Read more

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Migraine then dizziness repeats. Doctors tested & said either vertigo or high blood pressure. I control cholesterol & avoid fast movement. Any advice?

Migraine then dizziness repeats. Doctors tested & said either vertigo or high blood pressure. I control cholesterol & avoid fast movement. Any advice?

Basilar migraine: It is possible that you may have basilar migraine if you have headache and vertigo together. Vertigo is a spinning sedation/ drunk headedness. Dizziness id feeling of fainting sensation, blurred vision. So, it depends on which dizziness you are describing.If it is(vertigo) occurring with head or body movement, it is likely benign positional vertigo. If it is associated with throbbing occipital h. ...Read more

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What is migraine?

What is migraine?

Migraines: A migraine is a vasospasm of a blood vessel in the brain. There are many symptoms. The common migraine's hallmark is a severe headache. The headache may be accompanied by nausea and vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound. Sometimes, migraines are signaled by an "aura, " which may be a visual symptom such as flashing lights or wavy lines followed by a headache. Common triggers - caffeine, stress. ...Read more

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What causes migraine?

What causes migraine?

Migraine cause: Over the years, many theories on the pathophysiology of migraine have been postulated but the exact cause of migraine is still controversial. Migraine pathogenesis involves an interrelationship between neuronal and vascular components. ...Read more

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Why am i having migraine?

Migraines: Migraines can happen spontaneously without cause. Although there can be triggers, the most common are stress, caffeine, chocolate, red wine, food with sulfates, some medications, alcohol, reflections of light. ...Read more

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What causes of Migraine ?

What causes of Migraine ?

Migraine causes: The exact cause of migraines are not known but the research suggest that migraines are caused by hyperactive nerve cells that cause that cause blood vessels to constrict and expand. This in turn causes release of inflammatory chemicals and the pain. Now there are several triggers that can cause migraines to occur. You should find out the triggers and discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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