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Do Opiates Help With Migraines
Many choices: Traditionally, the triptans are best in stopping headaches, and many of these exist including relpax, frova, zomig, treximet, etc. Ergotamines, cambia, dolovent, 100% oxygen, injectable compazine, might be tried. Best to avoid opiates, which can cause rebound and even chronic daily headaches. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A head pain which is usually recurrent, and often in variable locations and severity, associated with few or all the following symptoms; fear of light, fear of sound, nausea, vomiting, bright or dark spots floating in front of eyes, tingling and numbness of one side of face or body. All ...Read more
Was advised by neurologist to take hydrocodone if Imitrex didn't work. Can that help w migraine pain? after 100 mg Imitrex how long till nxt pill?
Yes, it can, but...: Hydrocodones is a codeine/narcotic derivatives which can relieve any pain for several hours. If used too frequently in some people who are addictive-prone, that is major problem. Presuming neurologist worked up for causes of migraine, the treatment depends on the severity and the frequency. If they occur every month, rx should try a med to prevent them entirely. Max dose over 24 hrs = 100 mg more. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
H/o migraines.Had one now for a week. I have immatrex and it helps a bit. Is this normal for a migraine? How do I stop it? Why is it so long?
Rest, relax: Migraines are a protective mechanism. Sometimes what you need is to allow your brain to rest. Laying still in a quiet, comfortable place, while closing your eyes and relaxing can be helpful to sleep it off. For more information see: http://understandingmigraine.blogspot.com/ ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Numerous choices: Preventative meds include depakote, topamax, Naproxen sodium, but otc agents include butterbur, feverfew, magnesium, coq10, riboflavin. Injections such as botox, occipital nerve blocks. New denervation surgery by plastic surgeons, and new dental splint may help. See headache specialist, get your headaches reduced in frequency and intensity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ASAP response sever migraine imetraix not working hurting really really bad please help what should I do. It's a level 10 on the pain scale ?
Advice: Imitrex, and indeed all triptans work best when used in the first 90 minutes of a migraine. If used later, unlikely to help at all. A drug, Cambia, can be used anytime during headache and might work well. Have your doctor get some. Would advise avoidance of narcotics, as severe rebound could occur. Have you doc ascertain whether some other process is causing your intensities. ...Read more
Your life style: Migraine is a neurologic/body disorder; get your life style back in order. Keep the same schedule daily, drink lots of water, moderate exercise regularly, balanced diet to keep your weight down, pain diary. Treatments: physical therapy, acupuncture, supplements, stress control/relaxation, biofeedback, cognitive behavioral therapy. Most important: see your physician for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Prophylactic therapy: Once a diagnosis of chronic migraine has been made, effective involves 3 specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological 3) pharmacological (medical) management. Prophylactic therapy is recommended for the chronic and disabling migraine. Some migraine patients are prone to medication overuse headaches. See headache specialist. ...Read more
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