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Added 10 mg nortriptyline (nummular headache) to 50 mg trazodone (insomnia) with 60 mg cymbalta (duloxetine) (migraine). Felt dizzy, drugged & weak so stopped trazodone. Feel better, but can't sleep. What to do?

Added 10 mg nortriptyline (nummular headache) to 50 mg trazodone (insomnia) with 60 mg cymbalta (duloxetine) (migraine). Felt dizzy, drugged & weak so stopped trazodone. Feel better, but can't sleep. What to do?

Insomnia: A poor sleep technic perhaps. Insomnia can occur when the environment where you sleep does not facilitate this important process. Make sure you have no distractions in the room like a tv, laptop. Ipad, smart phones, books, etc.. If still having problems may consider evaluation for restless leg syndrome or depression. Exercise during the day, not at night. Tell your physician about side effects. ...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


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Is taking a baby asp daily a good idea for migraine auras without headache? Only other med I'm taking is cymbalta (duloxetine) 60mg daily.

Is taking a baby asp daily a good idea for migraine auras without headache? Only other med I'm taking is cymbalta (duloxetine) 60mg daily.

How often?: It likely cannot hurt if you only take 1 a couple of times a week at the most, but it is necessarily an optimal way to treat migraine headaches.

Please discuss your concerns with your doctor and consider a neurologist consultation for your headaches. ...Read more

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I have chronic heath aches. One every day a migraine once a week. I have tried everything from tramadol to cymbalta and topamax (topiramate). I don't know what to do! My doctor doesn't listen?

I have chronic heath aches. One every day a migraine once a week. I have tried everything from tramadol to cymbalta and topamax (topiramate). I don't know what to do!  My doctor doesn't listen?

Headaches?: Well, I'd start with a doctor that's old-fashioned and sits down, and listens to your every word... Then, asks intelligent, probing questions and only after getting a complete, thorough history, performs a good physical exam and gathers whatever lab studies deemed necessary. Too many doctors are rushed, and don't get the whole story. At the very least, they should hear you out, for starters... ...Read more

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My dr wants 2 put me on cymbalta 4 migraines I've been taking topamax (topiramate) for 2 yr & its just not working. I also take Zoloft 4 depression is this an idea?

My dr wants 2 put me on cymbalta 4 migraines I've been taking topamax (topiramate) for 2 yr & its just not working. I also take Zoloft 4 depression is this an idea?

Possibly: Antidepressants that effect norepinephrine in addition to serotonin can be effective in reducing pain. Cymbalta (duloxetine) is one of these drugs, while zoloft is not. If you start taking cymbalta, (duloxetine) the dosage of zoloft should probably be reduced or eliminated to avoid toxic interactions. ...Read more

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When is the best time to take cymbalta (duloxetine) for migraines day or night?

When is the best time to take cymbalta (duloxetine) for migraines day or night?

Either one: There should not be much difference between taking it in the am or the pm. Once Cymbalta (duloxetine) gets to a therapeutic point, keeping it in your system regularly is important and the same time each day is important, but day or night will not change much. If it causes you to be drowsy at all, then take it at night. If it causes you problems sleeping, then take it in am. I ope this helps and best of luck! ...Read more

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Status migraine w/ rebound 6+ wks. Afraid to sleep and wake up in pain. Plz c profile. What can I do to break this migraine w/ my allergies.

Status migraine w/ rebound 6+ wks. Afraid to sleep and wake up in pain. Plz c profile. What can I do to break this migraine w/ my allergies.

Vicodin MOH: Medication Overuse Headache include analgesic rebound headache and drug-induced headache. It may awaken the patient from sleep, most patients experience an early-morning headaches. Patients with MOH take multiple daily doses of one or more analgesics in an effort to suppress the pain. See orofacial pain o headache specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Migraine which started with aura .has been occurring for 36 hours.have been having episodes of dizzyness and losing balance easily.should I c a doc?

Migraine which started with aura .has been occurring for 36 hours.have been having episodes of dizzyness and losing balance easily.should I c a doc?

Yes: These symptoms should be evaluated by your primary care physician who can determine if you should also see a neurologist. Dizziness and poor balance may be symptoms of vascular problems in or around the brain. These symptoms should not be ignored and an accurate diagnosis is necessary to determine if and what treatment would be appropriate. Hope you improve quickly. ...Read more

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Should i return to the e.R.? I have been suffering from a migraine since thursday. I went to the e.R. Both thursday and friday, and I'm still in severe pain even with the meds they gave me. Should i return to the hospital, or tough it out until monday to

Your choice: Your choice. You definitely need to see a md for neurological testing first, before anything else is done. Obviously the meds are just not enough to cover up the symptoms. You need to find out the cause first before moving forward. ...Read more

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What is a migraine?

Recurrent headache: Migraine is a chronic disoeder in which you get recurrent headaches which are moderate to severe in nature in typical headache it is on one sided headache and pulsating in nature and last anywhere from 2 to 72 hours
it may have other associated symptoms like
nausea&vomiting
inreased sensitivity ti light
about one in third patients feel an aura.
It can be triggered by several factors. ...Read more

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What is a migraine?

What is a migraine?

Headache: Hi ChantelleH,
A migraine is a type of headache. Usually it is on one side of the head, moderate to severe, throbbing and sometimes associated with sensitivity to light and sound. ...Read more

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How to cure migraine?

How to cure migraine?

See a neurologist: There is no cure but a great treatment management exists, which can alleviate your symptoms big time, but your have to see a neurologist to rule out any other possibilities of your headache. ...Read more

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Is migraine a disease?

Neurological disorde: Migraine is chronic neurological disorder associated with focal neurologic deficit, alterations in cerebral blood flow and headache. ...Read more

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How to reduce migraine?

How to reduce migraine?

Prevent migraines: There are many things one can do to help decrease their headaches. Good sleep, good nutrition, stress management, and exercise are a few. Also, daily preventive medications can help reduce the intensity and frequency of attacks. It's important to work with your doctor to find the best approach for you. ...Read more

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How to stop migraine pain?

How to stop migraine pain?

Migraine: Migraine pain if happens about 8-10 times a month you can ask a preventive medicine to be prescribed by your doctor.
To stop one episode medical authorities suggested to take a high dose regular pain killers such as Ibuprofen 800 mg at the first moment of pain.
There are also specific anti migraine medications such as sumatriptan that could be taken at each episode of pain. ...Read more

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How can i overcme migraine?

How can i overcme migraine?

Help: I try to help you with explanation that migraine is lifelong condition. At different period of live it could be often and then -rare. Your goal : to avoid full strength of headache with modern medicine, using them as soon as you have aura or feeling it's coming. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have Migraine what to do?

I have Migraine
what to do?

Confirm with MD 1st: 16 year old female has migraine, wants to know what to do. Migraine Headache is a very common ailment Pain usually localized in specific areas on the head can be excruciating, pounding; tender to touch in affected area, many times associated with light and sound sensitivity, nausea or even vomiting. Shutting lights & sounds off plus many OTC analgesics could help. Be sure with MD/ Headache spec ...Read more

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What to take for a migraine?

What to take for a migraine?

Get checked: If your headaches do not respond to pain medicines like tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin, then it would be good to get checked out by a doctor. You may also want to maintain a headache diary when you have a headache. In this you should write down anything you ate in the hours before the headache started, or how much sleep you got the night before or anything else that stands out and look for patterns. ...Read more

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Iv had a migraine for 8 days?

Chronic: Migraines can last for several days at a time. This is not uncommon. I am sorry you are going through this ; hope you get migraine relief soon! ...Read more

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What is the cause of migraine?

What is the cause of migraine?

What we know: Migraine is inherited due to family genetics. We also are aware that sufferers are sensitive to external and internal triggers which set off glutamate receptors in the brain. The process results in electrical/chemical reactions in brainstem and ultimately parts of brain with release of a series of chemicals that cause pain and to a lesser extent blood vessel changes. ...Read more

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What things trigger a migraine?

What things trigger a migraine?

Long list: Certain food, items, or fasting, hormonal changes, lack of sleep, certain smells bright lights, fatigue and a host of other environmental factors often unique to the individual. ...Read more

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What to use to ease a migraine?

What to use to ease a migraine?

Migraine Tx: You may want to consider having your doctor/headache specialist see if Botox can be approved for your migraine headaches. If it works you could have significantly fewer migraines for at least 3-4 months at a time. Many times people's migraines are cut in half if not more. The use of your oral migraine prevention medications and abortives are much more helpful and reduce occurrences even better. ...Read more

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Is there any cure or migraine?

Is there any cure or migraine?

No cure is available: Migraine is a serious and complex neurological disorder. Unilateral throbbing headache, dizziness, visual disturbances nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, paresthesias and even chest pain may be present during the episodes. It is a manageable condition. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more

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How to know if I have migraine?

How to know if I have migraine?

Migraine symptoms: Is idiopathic recurring headache disorder with attacks lasting 4 to 72 hours. Headache has unilateral throbbing pain accompanied with sensitivity to light, noise and nausea vomiting. See headache or orofacial pain specialist for professional diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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What is a hemipelegic migraine?

Still a migraine: Neurotransmitter imbalance is a cause of migraines. Migraines can come with spasm in vessels and cause weakness of parts when it is in full bloom.
Visit www.Neurosciencemysths. Com for information about migraines and to get referred to a doctor who can treat the condition properly. ...Read more

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What are some signs of migraine?

Classic picture: Migraines are typically one-sided, severe, pounding headaches with associated vision changes, nausea/vomiting, and incapacity. Vision changes can be blurry vision, flashing lights, blind spots. This is in opposition to tension headaches that are typically two-sided, mild-moderate, constant headaches that may be located in the temples and radiate into the back of the neck. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of migraine?

Migraines: A migraine is a vasospasm of a blood vessel in the brain. There are many symptoms. The common migraine's hallmark is a severe headache. The headache may be accompanied by nausea and vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound. Sometimes, migraines are signaled by an "aura, " which may be a visual symptom such as flashing lights or wavy lines followed by a headache. Common triggers — caffeine, stress. ...Read more

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Can migraine be cured completely?

Can migraine be cured completely?

No: Migraine can’t be “cured” at all, only treated. A diagnosis of migraine, once established, is permanent. A migraineur may experience long periods of spontaneous remission, but that’s not the same as a cure. ...Read more

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What are the cause for a migraine?

Not really: What creates a migraine is still not understood, although evidence is pointing to altered blood flow in the brain as the probable culprit. What causes this altered blood flow is even less understood, as many forms of migraine exist, and many triggers for migraines have been noted. Each person has a different set of triggers and symptoms. This is what makes migraines so difficult to treat. ...Read more

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Is there any medicines for migraine?

Many medications: Some people respond to rescue medications such as the triptan group preventative medications help lessen the frequency of migraines in other people. There are many options, such as, Botox injections, topamax, (topiramate) cymbalta, hormone therapy for females, Propranolol and others. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more