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Cayenne Pepper For Migraine Headaches
Yes: You try it first. If it works -fine. If it works but your headache keeps coming back i suggest that you see a homeopath to help you find the most appropriate for you constitutional remedy . That would help your headache and other problems you might have. But before doing all this, please see a regular md to rule out tumor or other problems that would necessitate other approach as more appropriate. ...Read more
The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...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 Magnesium, Riboflavin & COQ10 really help treat migraines? I've been diagnosed with vestibular migraine no headaches just dizziness.
Comprehensive Plan: 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
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
Sassafras: Sassafras can slow the nervous system down meaning you could get drowsy and sleepy which could help your headache however there are no clinical trials for the use of sassafras in the treatment of headaches. Sassafras oil can be deadly as well so not one that i would recommend. ...Read more
Nux vomica: Yes, this is sometimes recommended, usually for headaches triggered by rich foods, or associated with gastric symptoms, sometimes alcohol associated headaches. Others discussed include epiphegus, glonoine, belladonna, and iris versicolor but typically a homeopath would recommend taking your specific case to choose what is appropriate. ...Read more
Some, yes : While the data for many natural remedies is questionable, the most recent american academy of neurology guidelines for migraine prevention found that butterburr (petasites) was a reliable prophylactic agent. The data for magnesium and riboflavin are also good, but not quite as strong. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I suffer from daily headaches.pressure on eye ball,nausea,sensitivity for light,sounds,pain in sinuses,teeth.i have chronic flu.migraine or sinusitis?
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
I have Pseudotumor Cerebri. I've read Pomegranate, milk thistle, turmeric, capsaicin all hold Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors naturally. Is this true?
Use with care: I can confirm that pomegranate and turmeric contain some carbonic anhydrase inhibitor activity. However, these do not have enough of this to be clinically useful. It is much more straightforward to take a small dose of diamox (acetazolamide) instead. Although it does not work for everyone with PTC, it helps many. The side effects would be the same if the medicine dose was the same. ...Read more
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
Is it true that mint or peppermint water/tea is great for headaches? Taking butalb- acetamin - caff.
Not that I know.: First, identify what kind of headache you have and what may be underlying cause. Furthermore, your medication can lead to increased and more frequent headaches, "chronic daily headaches", and i would not suggest using this preparation in this day and age. See your doctor and work together, as better approaches are available. ...Read more
Daily has for a month w/ smell hallucinations, sensitivity to light, sound, smell, speech probs, confusion. Debilitating. Are these migraines?
See dr. : Most headaches not serious. However, first your doctor will determine what type of headache you have. Headaches have many causes i suggest you see your physician and discuss a plan to determine the cause. Your doctor might order imaging of brain and optic nerve exam to rule out serious conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Lots: See a neurologist or pain medicine md with headache treatment experience. The latest research indicates that overuse of either triptans or opiates is associated strongly with changing the headaches from now and again to more frequent problems. So, try to get some help with non-drig treatment! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
They could.: Some people's migraines just run their course for the day and they wake up the net morning feeling fine. For others, it's a little more complicated - they may need medications to help stop the migraine. A migraine lasting more than 72 hours is called status migrainosus and these can be helped sometimes with steroids, but that's something to see your doctor for. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: There are multiple choices of medications to treat acute and chronic migraine, with some patients responding well to one choice but not the other. For a review of the current regimens for migraine, written for patients go to http://bit.ly/1MKNPQf There are supraorbital nerve stimulating devices available or being studied that can reduce migraine http://bit.ly/1hKZ4wy ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Consider 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there anyway a person can be definitively diagnosed as having migraine headaches, or is it based just on empirical evidence?
Avoid triggers: Migraines are often triggered by various things such as certain foods or smells, allergies, medications, etc. Identifying and avoiding triggers is the best prevention. Alternatively, there are a number of medications available from your primary doctor that can help prevent migraines. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: Botox has a long track record of improving frequent migraines in many patients. At first, was anecdotal but has become common use. Effects against migraines does not last as long as the muscle block, so migrainers must return for supplement at first recurrence. Typically lasts 2-3 months, many times eliminating migraine symptom or treatment requirements with other meds. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
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