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Can Taking A Long Nap Trigger Migrane
Impacted wisdom teeth removedbeen 3 days on vicodine pain seems to be the samemeds making me sleep which in return triggers my migrane NASIDS allegic?
I have an awful everyday migraine and most times it is around my eyes. Sometimes it can be relieved by taking a nap. What can I do?
I can't tell if I have a migraine or sinus h/a. I woke up with a throbbing h/a took a nap and woke with same h/a. Frontal part throbbing. I feel bad?
See a neurologist: There are many types of headaches and many reasons for each type. You should speak to your primary care physician who can refer you to a neurologist. It would be helpful for you to keep a "headache calendar" by noting down the timing, frequency, duration, and intensity of your headaches. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/headache. Html ...Read more
I've had migrane for nearly 3 days, sickness, headache, crook in my back of my neck feels bruised, checked bp138/90 usual BP 120/70.how long can it last?
See doctor: Migraine headaches typically last 4 to 72 hours. If it lasts weeks, it is probably a pain medication caused headache or recurring tension headaches. Cluster headaches are more frequent in men. Might be time to see your doctor for help. There are medications to stop a migraine such as sumatriptan, migranal, cafergot (ergotamine and caffeine)... ...Read more
Is it possible to faint when you sleep? Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and feel wide awake and it flashes before my eyes (not migrane)
No: By definition you have to be awake to faint. If you awaken and are seeing flashes of light it is not fainting. If this is the only time you see flashes of light it is probably not your eyes. It could be an ocular migraine without pain. Yes you can have a migraine that has no pain. A migraine is a type of headache not severity and there are painless types. ...Read more
I think I have anxiety attacks starts with really bad migrane then I start getting anxiety with really bad anger I forget thing and can sleep for days?
I took 1 Excedrin migrane at 10 am and the second ezcedrin migrane at 11pm. How long do I have to wait to take an advil (ibuprofen). I have a really bad migrane?
Seek medical help: If treatment with excedrin is not successful and the headaches is still refractory, you should seek medical assistance. For these attacks, an abortive medication such as Dihydroergotamine (dhe), sumatriptan (imitrex) or one of the newer triptan medications is often prescribed. ...Read more
On 75mg topamax (topiramate) qhs for migrane. No history of seizure, any harm in having an occasional drink or 2 w/ dinner? (alcohol isn't a trigger for me)
I went through an eeg test today and since I've felt really off anxiety, dizziness, rapid heart rate, fatigue, can eeg trigger a migrane or something?
No, but: An EEG is just a measurement. In some tests, a strobe is used to evoke some responses, which, in a reactive person, can lead to a headache, but also worry brought on by the act of having the test itself can trigger a stress response, resulting in a headache. If you do not feel calm after resting for a while call the doctor who requested the test and let them know your concerns. ...Read more
Migraine taking topamax 50mg but get really tired and fall asleep even after 8 hr night sleep cause? F 21 yrs old pcos htn dm DDD Spondylosis
Is alice in wonderland syndrome (visual distortions before falling asleep) usually considered an atypical migraine or tle? Or is the cause unknown?
Solutions to migraine headache when trying to fall asleep and having that feeling of throwing up?
Migraine management: Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more
I take100mg topamax (topiramate) for migraine with 200mg seroquel topamax (topiramate) cuts my appetite when waking up I can't fall asleep easier should I take topamax (topiramate) earlier?
Depends: If topamax (topiramate) is keeping you awake, it certainly can be taken earlier. If your are on seroquel xr, you should take it earlier (by 3-4hours) so it peaks and makes you sleepy at bedtime. If it is regular release, take it 1/2 to 1 hour before bedtime. If you are driving in the evening you should not take your medications until you are ready for bed. If this does not help, consider melatonin. ...Read more
My feet fall asleep all the time, and my face will tingle from time to time. Does this mean anything? Does it have anything to do with my new migraine
Very compicated!: Your have a very complicated complaint. Please get an urgent appointment, evaluation and proper treatment. Please don't delay! Best to you! ...Read more
Seeing flashing lights/lines/spots, things moving when they're really not, etc. When trying to fall asleep. Silent migraine? My meds? Sleep disorder?
Maybe both: "weird" neurological symptoms can be related to migraine, which is a benign cause; however, sleep issues can provoke migraines. Also hypnagognic hallucinations (google it) are normal whenever falling asleep. Hypnagognic hallucinations are reported by users of Amitriptyline in the medical literature. ...Read more
Front of my teeth and gums tingle like they're asleep. It's been like this ever since a migraine I experienced 2 days ago. I had atia in 08. Pfo 09?
See a Doctor NOW: This may occur for several reasons. But most significantly this could be a serious concern and you should seek an evaluation immediately! The combination of the migrane and TIA history could indicate an urgent concern. ...Read more
Rebound headaches: Certain medications used for treatment for migraine headaches can actually worsen the problem by causing a rebound headaches. Weaning off of the culprit medication with or without concomitant treatment with a prophylactic medication may help. If not, should consult a headaches specialist. ...Read more
Botox: 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
Susceptibility: Migraine is a disorder of heightened sensitivity to inner and outer triggers which cause sensitized glutamine receptors to over-react triggering a chemical/electrical cascade. This seems to be in general a familial acquired and genetically influenced disorder, but head trauma, several medications and food senstivities can all trigger migraine events. Hormonal issues, menstrual migraines exist. ...Read more
Caffeine toxicity: The most common migraine medication is excedrine migraine. This contains 250mg aspirin, 250mg tylenol (acetaminophen) and 65mg caffeine. Taking four of these give you just enough Aspirin and tylenol (acetaminophen) for relief but far too much caffeine. Better to use Aspirin alone followed by tylenol (acetaminophen) with a coffee drink as tolerated. Other migraine pills may be quite toxic if taken four at once. ...Read more
Migraine: Visual symptoms are common with "classic" migraine. Visual symptoms include: sensating of flashing lights, dark spots, and discomfort in bright light (photophobia), which is most common. These do not indicate a complication. Rarely, one can actually transiently lose vision in one eye with a migraine, which represents a more severe headache, but it usually reverses on its own. ...Read more
There are lots!: These vary greatly from person to person. Typical triggers include stress, menstrual periods, lack of sleep (or too much sleep), strong scents, certain foods, etc. Keeping a migraine journal and noting different things that might have caused your migraine can be very effective! ...Read more
Many things: There a number of things that can provoke chronic migraine. A thorough work up for related conditions is always warranted: thyroid disorders, anemia, h. Pylori, renal failure, lupus, sjogrens to name a few. I do not recommend a shot gun approach, let your doctor ask questions and focus in. Of course, brain tumor, aneurysms, and problems with the brain in general. I suggest and evaluation. ...Read more
Prophylactic approac: Stopping acute migraine can be treated with Triptan family of Ned's, such as imitrex (sumatriptan) or the combination of raglan and ibuprofen.prevention medications include tricyclics antidepressants (amitriptyline), beta blockers (propranolol), anti seizure meds (topamax, depakote) and antihistamines (cyproheptadine), ...Read more
Rest and relief.: Migraine is the way the body protects itself. The body tells you to stop and rest or you will wish you did. First is to recognize the early signs of migraine. Next is to take medication to abort the process. Next is total rest in the dark and quiet. Usually recovery can occur within one to two hours. ...Read more
Prophylactic therapy is recommended for the chronic and disabling migraine. Some migraine patients are prone to medication overuse headaches.
Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, treatment involves three specific strategies:
1) patient education.
2) nonpharmacological management.
3) pharmacological (medical) management.
Rec. See a headache or an orofacial pain specialist. ...Read more
See below: Try to stay in a nice quiet dark room, try to relax. If needed, yoi can take anti- inflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen or even acetaminophen. As an analgesic. If you have recurrent headaches, pls see your doctor. Know your triggers, that will help you hopefully avoid further attacks. ...Read more
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