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Migraine Triggers: In approximately 10% of migraineurs, food can trigger an attack. These triggers include vasoactive substances such as cheese, alcohol (red wine), chocolate, foods containing monosodium glutamate (MSG), nitrates, or tyramine, and aspartame, a sugar substitute used in Equal. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Possible: Caffeine has been used with tylenol (acetaminophen) and Aspirin to stop headaches and is often of value. But many patients are habituated to daily coffee, and may stop their ingestion on weekends, when headaches occur due to caffeine withdrawal. Do not usually see caffeine provoking a migraine. ...Read more
Can sunglasses prevent or lessen migraine intensity? I'm very sensitive to light during my migraines.
Well: You have to find the cause of the headache. You should go see doctor for it is not normal to have headache everyday and there could be many things that have to be ruled out to find the cause of the headache. Depending on the cause it is possible to have more serious issues line seizure or stroke ...Read more
Weekly Migraine headaches normally triggeredby certain foofoods, direct sunlight. Managing by inducing vomiting drinking warm water & skipping 2 meals?
Migraines: are quite common but very RARE to begin over age 60. Often they interact with food. A new severe headache certainly would be a reason to check out if there is a brain problem by taking a look like with a cat scan. Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, however ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Triggers: As we better understand migraine, it appears that the brain becomes more sensitive to bright lights and loud noises hours before the migraine starts. The sensitivity to lights may not be the trigger but just a symptom of the headache that has already started. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have chronic daily migraines/tension headaches. Currently taking Propanolol 120mg at night and Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) for HA. Not much help. Ideas?
VAries: Food triggers for migraines vary greatly from person to person, but common triggers include alcohol, cheese, the flavor enhancer msg, processed meats (salami, sausages), artificial sweeteners, caffeine (especially withdrawal after missing your customary morning coffee). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm getting severe migraines 2-3x a week. With auras, nausea, sensitivity to light everything. They don't respond to fioricet, (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) immitrex, or OTC meds?
Neurologist: With frequent severe headaches that do not respond to the usual first treatments you should be seeing a neurologist. There are still several other types of medications that can be used to treat and prevent migraines that you could try. ...Read more
GERD control: Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax the lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Use otc acid blockers for relief (h2's: tagamet, zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid; ppi's: prilosec, prevacid, zegerid). See a GI doctor if persistent. ...Read more
Depends: If you are a migraine sufferer caffeine is not your friend. And in fact over time, can make your migraine headaches worse. You should strive to decrease or eliminate caffeine from your daily intake as much as possible. Caffeine is a potent vasoconstrictor much like many migraine medications. Wearing off this often causes rebound vasocongestion causing or triggering more migraine headaches. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not always.: First, it depends on the cause of the headache, since it contains acetaminophen, caffeine, and a barbiturate. Its official indication is for severe tension headaches. There are other medicines that would be better for migraine treatment. If your headaches are severe, please see your doctor for diagnosis and any needed treatment. ...Read more
Can migraines be linked to high blood pressure? I get occasional migraines along with optical migraines frequently.
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