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Cluster headache treatments?

Cluster headache treatments?

Get the right meds!!: Pain from cluster headache is considered the worst pain that exists - for this reason they have been called "suicide" headaches. But, outstanding medications that can rapidly turn off this horrible pain exist. You must get to a headache doctor who really knows how to treat this disease - it is very different from migraines, etc. Options include oxygen, sumatriptan, verapamil, lithium, topiramate. ...Read more

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What causes cluster headaches?

What causes cluster headaches?

Unknown: No one really knows the cause but it is much more common in men where most heaches have a female proponderance the typical patient is a tall thin man who smokes! ...Read more

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What causes migraine headaches?

What causes migraine headaches?

Numerous causes: There are several causes for migraine headaches. See PCP. IF HE CANNOT find the cause then we look at environmental hormonal and nutritional deficiencies. Visit us at www.ehacstl.com to learn how we treat the underlying causes ...Read more

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What causes temple headaches?

What causes temple headaches?

Possible muscle pain: Temporal headaches at your age are generally due to knots in the temporalis muscle. Put your fingers where you feel the headache and bite your teeth together. If your fingers move (muscle) then you need to find out why the muscles have knots. It is probably a problem with the bite/joints/muscles and how these function. See your dentist for help or a referral. ...Read more

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What causes occipital headache?

What causes occipital headache?

Several reasons: There are several reasons behind the occurrence of head pains ranging from genetics, muscle contractions, stress, sleep disorders, teeth grinding, trauma, and different medical illness. Occipital headache is a term used to describe headaches which start (or are referred from) in the occiput (base of the head) area. ...Read more

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Difference between migrain, tension and cluster headaches. What is the cure., and cluster head?

Difference between migrain, tension and cluster headaches. What is the cure., and cluster head?

Very Similar: Cluster and migraine seem to have a vascular component that starts them off whereas the tension type headaches are triggered by muscle overactivity. Surprisingly, the treatments for all of these headaches are quite similar with the tension-type headache's treatment more directed at muscle tension. Prevention is generally the most successful way to deal with any headache. ...Read more

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Sudden headache, neck ache nausea?

Sudden headache, neck ache nausea?

Migraine most likely: If you've never suffered from headaches and has a severe headache with neck stiffness rather than just neck ache, meningitis is a consideration. You need to see a doctor asap. However, the most common cause is migraine. It can be treated with Ibuprofen or naproxen. To prevent them, exercise regularly, get enough sleep, don't drink more than 1 caffeinated beverage a day, take magnesium daily. ...Read more

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I've got cluster headache. Now what?

I've got cluster headache. Now what?

See doctor: There are a number of treatments for cluster headache. First of all, preventive treatments are the first thing. Sometimes inhaling high concentrations of oxygen will stop a cluster. Also, triptan medication is effective for some people. There are a number of different approaches to preventing cluster headache. ...Read more

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Sinus headache or migraine? nausea too.

Sinus headache or migraine? nausea too.

Migraine: I hear it all the time: "I got sinus, doc." They're wrong. That's a myth perpetrated back in the decades of "postnasal drip" i.e. the 50s & 60s by the advertisers of Dristan. 99% of all "sinus" headaches - aren't. They're mostly migraines. If you have radiological proof of sinusitis and your pain goes away if it's treated, then you're entitled to the diagnosis of sinus headaches. Otherwise, not. ...Read more

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Severe temple, headache, pain in left eye, migraine?

Severe temple, headache, pain in left eye, migraine?

Possibly.: As always, making a diagnosis is the first step. Your physician should be able to take a history and examine you to decide if this is likely to be a migraine or something more significant like temporal arteritis or elevated intraocular/intracranial pressure. Headaches are common, migraines are less common and everything else is rare but all require evaluation. ...Read more

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Dizzy, vomiting, runny noes, headache, stuffy noes, slight headache! help?

Dizzy, vomiting, runny noes, headache, stuffy noes, slight headache! help?

Labyrinthitis: This viral infection can be debilitating and cause you to have to remain in bed if severe enuf. If you have high fever, stiff neck, rash, sensitivity to light or sound see a doctor immediately. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Have daily headaches have temporal arteritis what causes headaches?

Have daily headaches have temporal arteritis what causes headaches?

Bx confirmed?: Temporal arteritis is a serious issue and should be confirmed with bx and more recently, mra studies. It is a very high grade inflammatory disease, and requires staunch antiinflammatory rx. Pain comes from inflammation of the cerebral vessels that have "giant cell vasculitis."however, if your inflammation numbers (CRP) are down, your headaches may have another cause. Steroids, mtx, and tnf-a are rxs. ...Read more

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What does cluster headache feel like?

Nasty and intense: Focalizes over one eye with steady intense pain prompting restlessness, often desire to bang head into wall, may be associated with unilateral tearing and nasal discharge. Often awakens from sleep, and lasts about 45-60 min on average. Not pleasant and pattern should be disrupted with medication. ...Read more

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What's rebound headache?

What's rebound headache?

See below:: Rebound headaches (medication-overuse headaches) are caused by frequent use of headache medication. Pain relievers offer relief for occasional headaches, but if you take them more than a couple of days a week, you may trigger rebound headaches. To stop rebound headaches, reduce or stop taking the pain medication. It's tough in the short term, but your physician can help! ...Read more

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Who gets migraine headaches?

Who gets migraine headaches?

Anyone: Anyone can develop migraine headaches, but they are most common in people who have a family history of migraine. ...Read more

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Difference. Between cluster headaches really and migraines ?

Difference. Between cluster headaches really and migraines ?

Great Question!: Migraines present with severe, throbbing pain, often unilateral, often with sensitivity to light and sound and with nausea and vomiting. Cluster headaches are also unilateral, often near the eye and/or temple, often accompanied by sweating, tears, runny nose and red eyes. Cluster headaches are often very regular in their timing and can be horribly painful but often respond well to treatment. ...Read more

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Pounding and throbbing headaches?

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Pounding and throbbing headaches?

Ibuprofen: Take some Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) and take a nap. Most migraines are relieved with sleep. Go see your doctor if your headaches are regular. You may need a triptan to abort the headache (imitrex). The doc needs to run some tests and take a good history to put you on the right therapy. ...Read more

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Sometimes nauseous, headache, dizzy, sore breasts?

Sometimes nauseous, headache, dizzy, sore breasts?

And the question is?: Are you asking what the CAUSE(S) of such symptoms might be? Are you worried about anything in particular? The most common thing young girls are concerned about with these symptoms is pregnancy. Have you missed your period? If so, then, you need to get a pregnancy test in urine. If not you'll have to wait till you actually MISS before you can check & even then, I always suggest waiting 1 week more. ...Read more

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Headaches, brain zaps, neausea, dizziness and feeling light-headed?

Headaches, brain zaps, neausea, dizziness and feeling light-headed?

Antidepressants??: From your description, it appears that you have stopped or ran out of an ssri ( antidepressant/anxiety modulator medications)... These are common symptoms in that situation. If that is the case then please get back on your meds and consult your dr. If not then i suggest you see your physician for further evaluation to find out the underlying cause. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more