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Complex migraines are getting worse. Why?

Complex migraines are getting worse. Why?

Triggers: Triggers may be responsible such as lack of sleep, stress, food, alcohol, menses, etc. Medication rebound can also be a factor with use of over the counter drugs, opioids, or triptans more than twice a week or butalbital combinations more than 5 days per month. Occasionally, birth control pills with estrogen can make migraines worse and may be contra-indicated in this type of migraine. ...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


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Hi could you lease tell me if you think I need to go and get help ASAP. I have bad symptoms for over 12 months that are worsening. My migraine are becoming more severe and more frequent. Every 2nd day I've got a migraine and migraine gets worse if I move

Hi could you lease tell me if you think I need to go and get help ASAP. I have bad symptoms for over 12 months that are worsening. My migraine are becoming more severe and more frequent. Every 2nd day I've got a migraine and migraine gets worse if I move

NO NEED TO PANIC: If you had anything serious you cant be going on for 1 year. If someone has early morning headaches, associated with projectile vomiting that is vomiting with a force and double vision you need to worry. If some one has severe neck stiffness or fever need to worry. Yours is more like chronic daily headache possibly tension headache ...Read more

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How do I get rid of migraine that has lasted for a week even with taking my meds and it's getting worse?

See doc.: Need to see your doc. All of the likely cures at this point involve prescription medications. If ha are really frequent or troublesome might want to consider prophylactic medication. ...Read more

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Previous MRA showed tiny right vertebral artery. I get awful migraine and pain over this area too. As well as worsening vertigo.VAD? ImpendingStroke?

Previous MRA showed tiny right vertebral artery. I get awful migraine and pain over this area too. As well as worsening vertigo.VAD? ImpendingStroke?

Presumably you have: been having symptoms associated with vertebral artery circulation leading to an MR angiogram. The criteria for a hypoplastic/underdeveloped vertebral artery is one that is 2 mm or less in size. It is believed that this congenital anatomic variation is not uncommon. There are more studies showing that a small artery is related to ischemia, fewer showing risk for actual stroke. Work with Neurologist ...Read more

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I get migraines, and have a history of anorexia, hypotension, orthostatic BPs, dehydration, thyroid and adrenal problems, etc. Tonight, my migraine is getting worse again, plus shakiness, dizziness, feeling hot/flushed, nausea and the veins/arteries (?) o

I get migraines, and have a history of anorexia, hypotension, orthostatic BPs, dehydration, thyroid and adrenal problems, etc. Tonight, my migraine is getting worse again, plus shakiness, dizziness, feeling hot/flushed, nausea and the veins/arteries (?) o

Migraine and the: other symptoms you mention all need to be treated and may be related. Have you been to a migraine clinic at a local hospital? Please look into that. Also, diet can trigger migraine. Food sensitivity testing, perhaps through Great Plains Laboratory in Kansas can give you more info. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Crazy migraine affects or something worse, how to get diagnosed?

Crazy migraine affects or something worse, how to get diagnosed?

Migraine diagnosis: Migraines are a specific type of headache which can be associated with some unusual and sometimes frightening symptoms. Neurologists are the specialists that are experts in headaches, but many family doctors and internist have a lot of experience in diagnosing migraines. For more information about migraines see: http://understandingmigraine.blogspot.com/ ...Read more

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I have been getting an everyday migraine for over 4 years now and they are getting worse apart from medication what else is there to help me.

I have been getting an everyday migraine for over 4 years now and they are getting worse apart from medication what else is there to help me.

See Neurologist: There is not enough space in the answer box to instruct you in preventative measures with diet and avoidance of triggers, etc. But the long and short of it is, with headaches daily for 4 years, you need to discuss with a specialist in headache management and get a full comprehensive work up to fully evaluate your condition. Good luck. ...Read more

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When should I seek medical attention for a current migraine? I've taken all the steps and my meds to reduce pain but it just keeps getting worse.

ER: The worse headache of your life is a good reason to go to the er. But, if you feel your family doctor knows you well enough it may be easier and less expensive to phone your family doctor first to see if you can or should be seen at the clinic. ...Read more