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Capsaicin Cream For Cluster Headaches
Hot pepper chill out: Trigeminal nerve pain? Capsacain puts the hot in chili peppers and raises our pain threshold so things don't hurt as much. Some folks have reported relief. Worth a try. More common treatments are pills and procedures. Acupuncture may help. Talk with your doc for strategies that will work best for you. Hope you're feeling better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Lidoderm patch be used topically in addition to taking Gabapentin orally for relieving postherpetic neuralgia (unbearable pain)? How many a day?
Yes: you can use one patch every 12 hours ...Read more
Possibly: Hyland's "migraine headache relief" is a combination of multiple homeopathic remedies, any of which might be called for in an individual who suffers migraines. If your headache symptoms correspond to any of these remedies, the formulation could help. (if not, it won't.) a trained homeopath could help you in a much more individual way. http://www.hylands.com/products/migraine.php/. ...Read more
Can you suggest some essential oils for treating/preventing tension headaches and cluster headaches?
Oils : Frankly none. Its not evidence based. You can use any oil. ...Read more
Can tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine #4 be used for lower back pain, rls, and cluster headaches?
Be careful with that: Tylenol (acetaminophen) with Codeine #4 should not be used to treat your cluster of lbp, rls, and ch, if you have all that as your patient history.Need to get to the bottom of that ; see your pcp, or neurologist, or work with the doctor, who put you on gabapentin.Also, tobacco makes these conditions worse! so, lifestyle changes will reap more benefits than taking pain meds, due to low oxygen states (fr. Tobacco!). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Dull headache and heart palpitations and some leg aches after several days on prescription corticosteroid cream for widespread allergic rash. Ok?
Thalamic cavernoma, suffer from horrible headaches.Tried different strengths of tylonol, advil, (ibuprofen) migraine meds, nerve block injections no relief sugestions?
Ask your doctor if : He would recommend giving you imitrex, topamax, (topiramate) opioids, tricyclic antidepressants/tca etc.Have ur blood pressure checked. Take care and god bless u! http://www.webmd.com/migraines-headaches/default.htm?names-dropdown=id. http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/all-natural-headache-cures. ...Read more
I have chronic migraines and take Imitrex (sumatriptan) for relief -is there anything new on the market?
Yes: There several other effective medications. Discuss with your provider ...Read more
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 a sinus infection cause migraine headaches? Headache all day no relief with cold/sinus meds.otc pain meds don't help.
Yes: If you have already been diagnosed with true migraines, a sinus infection can indeed bring one on, just as any other illness, stress, diet change, sleep deprivation, etc can bring one on. Occasionally migraines can FEEL like a sinus infection and vise-versa, too. If you are not sure if you have migraine or sinusitis, you should get examined. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What over the counter pain relievers can I take while on atenolol for migraines? (atenolol for migraines, otc pain relievers for other pain)
Migraines/ 1 ocular migraine/ 1-time facial tick/ can't lie down flat without getting a headache/ imitrex no good/ serious indicators? see a neuro?
Probably: While most primary care physicians can treat migraine, not all would be familiar with all the treatment options. There a various options depending on frequency and severity of symptoms, along with associated symptoms such as nausea. This would dictate different therapies. You would likely get the best outcome with a neurologist. ...Read more
Any advice for reducing symptoms of cervical spondylosis? Pillow/bedding/products/exercises? I have a tens unit/biofreeze/heat pad/lidocaine cream.
Strengthen muscles: There is a lot of evidence that in people with spondylosis or spondylolithesis strengthening muscles opposite (those that pull back) can greatly improve pain and tension caused by this disorder. Usually pilates and balance moves are helpful. Seek professional help to make sure this is okay for your specific issue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Which is better and the most effective tylenol (acetaminophen) or Excedrin for tension headache / migraine?
Depends: Excedrin contains tylenol (or acetaminophen)/caffeine/aspirin. For some people, tylenol alone can help with their headache. For more severe headache/migraine, excedrin might help better since it has caffeine which helps to constrict your blood vessels. In both cases, it will not treat/cure your headache, but it will help with the pain. ...Read more
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