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Chronic Daily Headache Treatment
I have a chronic daily headache 12 years after suffering a concussion. Is there any treatment out there that will make it go away?
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
What is the approximate equivalent dose of venlafaxine extended release for escitalopram 10mg and 20mg in the treatment of chronic daily headache?
Arbitrary: Eqivalency is arbitrary and effective dose is more important - escitalopram average dose 20 mgm and venlafaxine er 37.5 to 75 mgm and may increase by 75 mgm/day every 4-7 days not to exceed 225/day- also need to get training in use of autogenic (handwarming) and other cbt techniques. ...Read more
I've had a chronic daily headache for 12 years following a concussion in an mva.Will it ever go away? What is the best treatment to fix this problem?
My son was diagnosed with chronic daily headache. How do I know he is getting the correct treatment? My son was diagnosed with chronic daily headache. He was put on nortriptyline and prednisone. He has been weened off the prednisone but his nortiptyline w
I : I am sorry to hear of his dilemma. He has received appropriate treatment thus far but as you present it the side effects of the medication are outweighing any benefit. There are several other modes of treatment that include other medications. First the diagnosis of chronic daily headache needs to be secured. From your description that may not be the case if there is any connection between his headaches and the nausea with vomiting and a fever. I would need more information before i can be of any further assistance. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Reduce the stress: Medication without life style changes is not a first approach. The most important thing you can do is reduce the stress. Cognitive behavioral therapy is an effective approach. Exercise is an important tool as is eating a balanced diet and avoiding as much caffeine as possible and getting an appropriate amount of sleep. If these approaches do not help, speak to yoiur physician about medication. ...Read more
Has anyone heard of or know someone that has gotten regenokine treatment for chronic neck pain resulting in headaches?
I am 22 years old and I have a chronic headache since i was 10 and now diagnosed to have migrane what is the best prophylactic treatment?
Depends: There are many prophylactic treatments, and they should be decided with your doctor based on your personal preferences and other conditions you may have. Generally, options include antihypertensive, anti-seizure and anti-depressants, but the drugs in these categories do not work by treating blood pressure, depression or seizures but by a different mechanism. ...Read more
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