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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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What are the differences between migraine and cluster headaches?

What are the differences between migraine and cluster headaches?

Good question: The honest answer is that we don't fully know, although they are both due to inflation of the lining of the brain. One, cluster headaches, occurs only behind the eye in a region called the cavernous sinus. In migraine, inflammation occurs throughout the lining of the brain. Clusters always occur in one side and cause tearing and redness of the eye. Clusters occur mainly in middle age men. ...Read more

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What can I do at home to help my migraine or cluster headache?

What can I do at home to help my migraine or cluster headache?

Migraine: Lay down, quiet dark room, call your doctor if no relief after taking your meds. ...Read more

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I have a headache from last 3 years. Took migraine and cluster headache medicine for it but in vain. Its there the whole day. Tests are clear?

I have a headache from last 3 years. Took migraine and cluster headache medicine for it but in vain. Its there the whole day. Tests are clear?

Exercise, magnesium: Daily headaches are usually due to chronic migraines. The best & safest treatment is botox. It is also the only fda-approved treatment. Take magnesium, feverfew, & coq10, exercise regularly, avoid sugar & caffeine, get enough sleep. For pain try migralex. ...Read more

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Will magnesium glycinate 600 mg help with migraine and cluster headaches?

Will magnesium glycinate 600 mg help with migraine and cluster headaches?

Unlikely, unless: You possess low levels of magnesium in your body, but worth a try anyway, if you do not have digestion side effects. Maybe, more success can be found with botox, acupuncture, riboflavin, co-q10, butterbur, or feverfew. ...Read more

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I can't tell if i get migraines or clusters. The headaches arelike clusters, but with the length, light sensitivity and nauseaof a migraine. What should I do?

Migraines: Cluster headaches are most common in males in their third and fourth decades. They are characterized by repetitive headaches of excruciating intensity. They can occur over 50 times a day. They disrupt a mans life to the degree that it often leads to suicide. A 16 year old female with your symptoms very likely has migraines. Migraines are controllable get specialist care to get correct treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible to provoke a cluster headache or migraine in a clinical setting to get an accurate dx in a patient? a desperate patient. and treat it

Is it possible to provoke a cluster headache or migraine in a clinical setting to get an accurate dx in a patient?  a desperate patient. and treat it

Headache: Headache, particularly cluster and migraine, can be difficult to treat. It would also be difficult to provoke a headache due to the (sometimes) unpredictable nature of this illness. What may be more helpful is a headache journal, where you can log what triggers (if any) are causing your headache and then review that with your doctor. Best of health to you! ...Read more

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I have been to many doctors and its not migraine or cluster headache. I have a sharp pain behind my Eye and headache for many days, 2-4 times a month?

I have been to many doctors and its not migraine or cluster headache. I have a sharp pain behind my Eye and headache for many days, 2-4 times a month?

Eye pain: You should see an ophthalmologist (M.D.). If you have seen one already, get a second opinion from another one. A good one, even if their exam is normal, will be able to lead you in the right direction. Keep trying! ...Read more

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


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A migraine is a type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain. It also usually causes light sensitivity, nausea, and vomiting. Migraines can ...Read more