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Is having chronic daily headaches dangerous?

Is having chronic daily headaches dangerous?

Chronic Daily HA: is a primary headache disorder that occurs more frequently than 15 days per month and lasts longer than 4 hours per day. The first steps in the management of CDH are to eliminate the presence of any secondary headache disorder and to diagnose the specific category of CDH involved. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

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


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Treatment for chronic urticaria?

Treatment for chronic urticaria?

Chronic urticaria: can be very tough to control, but treatment modalities are present, different protocols are used, needs first to be diagnosed right as so many types are there, chronic idiopathic urticaria is only diagnosed after exhausting all possible causes, and still there's treatment to control it, takes time, and compliance is important, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area ...Read more

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What's effective treatment for cluster headaches?

What's effective treatment for cluster headaches?

Sumatriptan + Oxygen: Cluster headaches are 6-12 week episodes of frequent, incredibly painful headaches that each last approximately 45 minutes. First goal is to stop the pain of any headache that begins - this can be done with 100% inhaled oxygen or sumatriptan injections. Second goal is interruption the episode of the. Possible meds are verapamil, topiramate, depakote, prednisone, lithium. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for chronic neck pain & associated occipital headaches?

What is the best treatment for chronic neck pain & associated occipital headaches?

Several: Treatment for neck pain/occipital headaches may include: physical therapy, massage, accupuncture, trigger point injections, chiropractic and occipital nerve blocks. You may want to start with the least invasive treatments first. ...Read more

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How to treat chronic migraines and serious headaches?

How to treat chronic migraines and serious headaches?

See a neurologist: There is no internet help. Have the headaches evaluated by a neurologist and start proper treatment. ...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 suggest suitable remedy for migraine headaches, frequency is twice a week. Severe to highly severe pain...

Please suggest suitable remedy for migraine headaches, frequency is twice a week. Severe to highly severe pain...

Headache (HA) remedy: For frequent HA's, it is HIGHLY recommended to be physically evaluated by a HA specialist. Prior to this, implement an "elimination diet" (google it) and then follow: a) maximize sleep hygiene - getting amount of sleep that's right for you, b) if you smoke: STOP, or exposed to 2nd hand smoke: STOP exposure, and c) keep log of OTC analgesics effects on HA's (aspirin, tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin, etc.). ...Read more

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Recommendations to manage severe migraine and tension headaches?

Recommendations to manage severe migraine and tension headaches?

Migraine headaches: If you have not seen your doc you need to do so. Having said that, consider biofeedback, clinical hypnosis, psychotherapy for stress management, food sensitivity testing (Great Plains lab in KS, USA has a good one), massage. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am a daily user of imitrex (sumatriptan). I have chronic daily severe migraines. What is recommended?

I am a daily user of imitrex (sumatriptan).  I have chronic daily severe migraines.  What is recommended?

Medication over use: You may have a condition known as medication overuse headache. This used to be called rebound headache. This can occur from frequent use of medications designed to abort headaches. Usually one will need to detox from the medications and start on a preventative type medication to control the headache. You should consult with a headache specialist. http://www.americanheadachesociety.org/. ...Read more

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Any good non-prescription treatment for chronic nasal inflammation?

Any good non-prescription treatment for chronic nasal inflammation?

Yes: Antihistamine/decongestant combinations may help. Nasalchrom nasal spray used 4 times a day may also help if the inflammation is caused by allergy. Do not use instant decongestant sprays you can develop rebound congestion and become dependent. ...Read more

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How are chronic severe headaches related to tbi treated?

How are chronic severe headaches related to tbi treated?

Depends: If you have frequent or episodic severe headaches, we often prescribe anticonvulsant medications to help lessen severity and frequency or prevent the headaches. Magnesium can be helpful for some as well, used in doses of 400-600 mg per day, and i prefer magnesium glycinate. ...Read more

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What is a prescription pain medication for severe chronic pain?

What is a prescription pain medication for severe chronic pain?

Narcotics/Neurologic: For several reasons some people have severe chronic pain who need narcotic pain meds and nerve stabilizing or neurologic meds like Neurontin and lyrica (pregabalin). For chronic pain issues your primary care physician will advise you and is a good practice if seen by a pain management specialist. Several types of meds taken orally including long acting, or patches transdermally as out patient. ...Read more

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What's the optimal non medicine treatment for severe depression?

Depression treatment: Alternative treatments for depression include exercise, eating a healthy diet, therapy, herbal supplements ( 5 htp, same and st john's wort). I can't really say there is one particular treatment that is the best. Often for severe depression a combination treatment of medication and therapy is beneficial. If you are having suicidal thoughts it is recommended that you seek medical help immediately. ...Read more

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Treatment for headaches?

Treatment for headaches?

Medications : Preventive medications (anti-hypertensives and anti depressants )probably work the best. You can try a few home remedies starting with ice application over back of neck and temples. Other things you could try are warm compresses, massaging your temples, meditation and green tea. Relaxation therapy, biofeedback, meditation and exercise have also shown to help. ...Read more

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How effective is Prednisone in managing chronic migraine ?

How effective is Prednisone in managing chronic migraine ?

Not a good choice.: Although it has never been formally studied as a treatment of chronic migraine, prednisone is not a good choice for treatment. Long-term use of prednisone can have many side effects. When used for a few days to treat a prolonged migraine attack, prednisone may be useful and safe. There are many effective preventive medications for migraine. ...Read more

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What can you recommend for treatment or managing chronic fatigue syndrome for rapid and everyday relief?

What can you recommend for treatment or managing chronic fatigue syndrome for rapid and everyday relief?

Healthy diet, excerc: A complete evaluation is needed to make sure you dont have any underlying cause. Get your vitamin levels checked, specially vit. D, b-1, 2-6-12. Look out got gluten senstivity. Even though you are tired, do 20-30 min exercise 3 x a day . Plenty of water. ...Read more

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