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Can Children Get Migraine Headaches
Just wanted to know if they still make Suboxone tablets becauze I take the film and it gives me bad migraine headaches I was going to switch to tab?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
? 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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What can I do to lessen post-concussive migraine headaches? It has been a month since my concussion, and I get occasional migraines.
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
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
I get migraine headaches.. I haven't had a period over a year I am 51 years old. Could it be menopause. Please help?
Yes: It definitely could be. See your doctor who can evaluate further. ...Read more
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