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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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Can children get migraine headaches?

Can children get migraine headaches?

Yes: Prevalence of migraine is 2.5% under the age of 7, 5% from age 7 to puberty, and 10% in postpubertal girls. Migraine without aura is twice more common than the one with aura in school-age children. ...Read more

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How can I get relief for migraine headaches?

How can I get relief for migraine headaches?

Botox and Surgery: Long term relief of migraines can be achieved with botox. If you have a good response, you may be a candidate for surgery. Surgery has been shown to dramatically decrease the frequency and intensity of migraines. Www. Themigrainereliefcenter. Com. ...Read more

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What to do to get myself better from my migraine headaches?

What to do to get myself better from my migraine headaches?

Best to prevent: In this regard, several approved fda meds such as beta-blockers, topamax, (topiramate) depakote, but some pts seem to do well on tricyclics, and calcium channel blockers. Otc approaches include riboflavin, co-q-10, butterbur, feverfew, magnesium. Greater occipital nerve blocks and Botox may be other choices. Triggers from red wine, aged cheeses, msg, nitrites might be present. ...Read more

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What to do if I get migraine headaches sometimes, what's a good remedy for them?

Neurotransmitter bal: Neurotransmitter imbalance is a cause of migraines. Visit www. Neurosciencemysths. Com for information about migraines and to get referred to a doctor who can treat the condition properly. ...Read more

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How to get rid of annoying migraine headaches?

How to get rid of annoying migraine headaches?

A/W Dr. Bragg: Triggers for migraine headaches can include things like stress, odors/scents, neck tension, alcohol, hormonal changes (such as menses), lights, smoke or other fumes, ^'ed physical activity, particular foods, becoming overheated ; sleep patterns. Know your trigger ; avoid them. Your neurologist can prescribed preventive medication as well. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my migraine headaches permanently?

How can I get rid of my migraine headaches permanently?

Migraines: Schedule appt. With neurologist for assessment & treatment options. ...Read more

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Should I be drinking coffee if I get migraine/headaches?

Maybe: Caffeine can actually treat certain types of headaches. If you stop caffeine abruptly then you can have caffeine withdrawal headaches. I would consult a good headache neurologist for advice on? ...Read more

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I get migraine headaches. Could they be related to raynaud’s?

I get migraine headaches. Could they be related to raynaud’s?

Possibly: Raynaud's symptoms and migraines both are caused by abnormal regulation of blood flow to certain parts of the body, so they may be related in some patients. Also, some medications for migraines (the triptans and ergot alkaloids) can lead to raynaud's symptoms as a side effect. However, having migraines doesn't mean one will get raynaud's, and having raynaud's doesn't mean one will get migraines. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of migraine headaches?

What can I do to get rid of migraine headaches?

Migraines: Many treatments exist for migraines. As well as preventive measures. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of my migraine headaches?

What can I do to get rid of my migraine headaches?

Botox and Surgery: Long term relief of migraines can be achieved with botox. If you have a good response, you may be a candidate for surgery. Surgery has been shown to dramatically decrease the frequency and intensity of migraines. Www. Themigrainereliefcenter. Com. ...Read more

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What should I do to get rid of my painful migraine headaches?

? Muscles?: Many headaches are caused by muscles. Put your fingers where you have the migraines and then bite down. If you feel the muscles move, then look into a joint and muscle problem, not migraines. If it is a joint and muscle problem, treat the cause, not just take medications to treat the symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of migraine headaches if meds don't work?

Migraines: Schedule appt. With neurologist for assessment & treatment options. ...Read more

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I get migraine headaches 5x/week and take Imitrex (sumatriptan) for it. Are there short / long term risks?

I get migraine headaches 5x/week and take Imitrex (sumatriptan) for it. Are there short / long term risks?

OVER USING IMITREX (sumatriptan): Serious side effects include heart arrhythmia (irregular heart beat)/palpitation, and rare heart attack especially older folks with risks. Being male at 61, it is a bit risky. Using 5x/wk is excessive. There are daily meds to help prevent migraine attacks and so I suggest consulting doc for eval and treatment. Since you are taking med 5x/wk for severe headaches, why not daily to stop it? Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do to lessen post-concussive migraine headaches? It has been a month since my concussion, and I get occasional migraines.

What can I do to lessen post-concussive migraine headaches? It has been a month since my concussion, and I get occasional migraines.

TRY PREVENTION: Although many prescription drugs such as triptans can stop migraine headache, prevention may work better. Try OTC items such as riboflavin, butterbur, Co-Q10, feverfew, magnesium. An OTC approach to quell existing headache is naproxen sodium. ...Read more

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Every time I drink red wind I get bad migraine headaches that won't go away. Is it sulfites?

Every time I drink red wind I get bad migraine headaches that won't go away. Is it sulfites?

Probably not: Red wine is notorious for causing migraine headaches in migrainers. It typically has more to do with compoinds called "tyramines." also, aged cheeses are known to precipitate migraines. ...Read more

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What are the causes of migraine headaches? I have 2/week and want to see what I can do to proactively address it besides sumatriptan after I get one.

What are the causes of migraine headaches? I have 2/week and want to see what I can do to proactively address it besides sumatriptan after I get one.

Migraines: Migraines are believed to be caused by inborn abnormalities of the brainstem that cause a process of cerebral neuronal spreading depression that begins in the occipital lobe leading to neurogenic inflammation of meningeal arteries, which is painful. My general rule is that when headaches occur more than 1-2 days per week I add preventative meds to the abortive meds. ...Read more

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I get random extreme sharp headaches, mostly the top/temple part. It concerns me as it's always in the same spot. Could these be migraine headaches?

I get random extreme sharp headaches, mostly the top/temple part. It concerns me as it's always in the same spot. Could these be migraine headaches?

Migraine: Migraine headaches are common at your age and can exhibit pain over the head and behind the ears. The exact cause is not known. For starters, you could try some self care strategies like warm compresses, massages, hot showers, relaxation, green tea. Talk to your pcp or a neurologist right away because they are possible due to some illnesses too. ...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