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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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What can one do for migraine headaches?

What can one do for migraine headaches?

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 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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Can I use migraine headaches as a disability?

Can I use migraine headaches as a disability?

Maybe: You may be able to but should you? There are a lot of factors to going on disability. Migraine can be a challenge to overcome but most folks can with good treatment and persistance. You should be getting seen and treated by a competent physician. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate disabling migraine headaches?

How can I alleviate disabling migraine headaches?

Depends: Consider checking B12 levels. I have seen improvement with oral b2 and magnesium and high dose injectable b12. ...Read more

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Are migraine headaches more common in younger women?

Are migraine headaches more common in younger women?

Yes: Women have a higher incidence than men, and migraines typically start when we are younger (20s-30s), sometimes even younger... ...Read more

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How can I relieve the symptoms of migraine headaches?

How can I relieve the symptoms of migraine headaches?

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 more

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Can migraine headaches be triggered by a change in diet?

Can migraine headaches be triggered by a change in diet?

Yes: Before you label your headache a migraine see a physician. Migraines can be triggered by foods, stress, sleep cycles, hormones, moods, and much more. Webmd has good sources. ...Read more

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Will migraine headaches eventually go away on their own?

Will migraine headaches eventually go away on their own?

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 more

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What is the latest regimen to treat severe migraine headaches?

What is the latest regimen to treat severe migraine headaches?

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 more

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Please tell me about trying tensing to relieve migraine headaches?

Please tell me about trying tensing to relieve migraine headaches?

Tensing: I have no experience with "tensing" for migraine treatment. Please advise what specifically your doing? ...Read more

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What should I do about my situation because of my migraine headaches?

What should I do about my situation because of my migraine headaches?

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 more

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Is there anyway a person can be definitively diagnosed as having migraine headaches, or is it based just on empirical evidence?

Is there anyway a person can be definitively diagnosed as having migraine headaches, or is it based just on empirical evidence?

Mostly by history: Migraine headaches are generally diagnosed by clinical history and a negative evaluation for other causes. Unfortunately, there is no specific test for them. ...Read more

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Can astigmatism cause migraine headaches?

Can astigmatism cause migraine headaches?

Not Typically: Headaches can be associated with astigmatism. Migraines are not commonly associated with astigmatism. ...Read more

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What can be done to prevent migraine headaches?

What can be done to prevent migraine headaches?

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 more

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Has anyone had successful botox for migraine headaches?

Has anyone had successful botox for migraine headaches?

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 more

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What other medications are used for treating migraine headaches?

What other medications are used for treating migraine headaches?

Many: If caught early enough Excedrin or alive or Ibuprofen may help. If these meds do not work then medications like Imitrex (sumatriptan) or other medications in the same class should help. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bad migraine headaches. Any suggestions on ways to prevent them?

What to do if I have bad migraine headaches. Any suggestions on ways to prevent them?

Many approaches: Prescription meds include Botox, Topamax, (topiramate) Depakote, propranalol, timolol, but OTC approaches include riboflavin, butterbur, feverfew, CoQ-10, magnesium. Helpful in many is acupuncture, biofeedback. Rarely, avoiding provocative foods can work. ...Read more

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Can tinnitus trigger migraine headaches?

Can tinnitus trigger migraine headaches?

People: Who have headaches from head injury often also have tinnitus. ...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?

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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Can marijuana help my migraine headaches?

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Can marijuana help my migraine headaches?

Marijuana: Once headaches are relieved, dependency on marijuana ensues. ...Read more

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Can you prescribe stadol for migraine headaches?

Can you prescribe stadol for migraine headaches?

Visit your doc: Stadol is a syntheitc opioid analgesic. Unfortunately we can't prescribe that through healthtap. You will have to request it from your regular physician as it does have abuse potential. ...Read more

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Should a person with migraine headaches see a doctor?

Should a person with migraine headaches see a doctor?

Absolutely: Yes, you should. There are effective treatments to both prevent migraines from occurring and to treat them once they start. Headaches are a common problem but can also be the sign of a more serious disease. Your doctor can help you figure out both. ...Read more

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Should I go to the ER for killing migraine headaches?

Should I go to the ER for killing migraine headaches?

If...: If this is your first headache like this or the worst headache you can ever remember having, then you should go to the er. ...Read more

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What are some holistic treatments for migraine headaches?

What are some holistic treatments for migraine headaches?

Many options: The best way is to avoid triggers such as stress or certain foods so if you can find out what causes your migraines, start there. Thermal biofeedback is another option and it is closely related to meditation/guided imagery. Accupressure may help and some people have success with contrast showers (hot followed by cold). ...Read more

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Might a chiropractor really help resolve migraine headaches?

Might a chiropractor really help resolve migraine headaches?

No: Chiropractic manipulation does not help resolve migraine. This is based on my experience and review of information published by the american chiropractic association (http://www. Acatoday. Org/content_css. Cfm? Cid=2186). Chiropractic manipulation may help neck and tension headache, but not migraine. ...Read more

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Should I play football if I have migraine headaches?

Should I play football if I have migraine headaches?

Sure: Migraines can be optimally managed with the right strategies. Although exercise can trigger migraines, it doesn't always. Consult your neurologist or a pain physician. ...Read more

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Is it common to develop migraine headaches in pregnancy?

Unfortunately, yes: The hormonal shifts in pregnancy commonly lead to changes in migraine, and can make headaches better or worse. While there are not many treatments available that approved for use in pregnancy, a neurologist can help you manage your symptoms until delivery, at which time they will hopefully improve. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop migraine headaches in pregnancy? I'm seeing stars.

Is it possible to develop migraine headaches in pregnancy? I'm seeing stars.

Yes, unfortunately: The hormonal shifts in pregnancy commonly lead to changes in migraine, and can make headaches better or worse. While there are not many treatments available that approved for use in pregnancy, a neurologist can help you manage your symptoms until delivery, at which time they will hopefully improve. ...Read more

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I was wondering if anyone is prescribing pamelor (nortriptyline) for migraine headaches?

I was wondering if anyone is prescribing pamelor (nortriptyline) for migraine headaches?

YES: Pamelor is a tricyclic medication it is nortriptyline and a metabolite or breakdown product of the parent compound Amitriptyline (elavil). It may have fewer side effects as the metabolite. Start low and go up slowly per your physician's recommendations. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor do I need for migraine headaches? Any ideas about what medications I need?

Depends: It depends on why you are having migraines. If they are caused by clenching/grinding your teeth, you need a dentist and no meds. If it is due to nerve issues, you need a neurologist and meds. Stress/psychological issues, a psychiatrist and other meds. There are many possibilities. You may need multiple doctors if there are multiple causes. Best bet is to see your physician for guidance. ...Read more

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My mum had a blood pressure score of 199/120 and is now getting really bad migraine headaches, what should she do?

My mum had a blood pressure score of 199/120 and is now getting really bad migraine headaches, what should she do?

See her doc!: This is way to high! She should see her doc ASAP.

She will benefit from a blood pressure device at home.

No reason to wait. THIS CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS.

Just make her do it. NO WAITING. PLEASE. You may even have to send her to the ER.

Good luck ...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