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Drinking Alcohol To Get Rid Of Migraine Headache
Could you tell me the effects of drinking alcohol while having a migraine headache (not a migraine caused by alcohol)?
Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more
A/W Dr. Bragg: Triggers for migraine headaches can include things like stress, odors/scents, neck tension, alcohol, hormonal changes (such as menses), lights, smoke or other fumes, ^'ed physical activity, particular foods, becoming overheated ; sleep patterns. Know your trigger ; avoid them. Your neurologist can prescribed preventive medication as well. ...Read more
Early treatment: There are prescription medication class called triptans that are very effective. See your doctor to see if this medication is appropriate for you. Early treatment is the key to effectively manage migraines. You can try over the counter Ibuprofen and caffeine products aswell which works quite well. ...Read more
Varies: Treatment can range from going to a quiet dark place and sleeping it off, to using cool compresses, taking over the counter tylenol (acetaminophen) or other headache type medicine (if you are not allergic to them). If you need further help, then prescription medications are the next step. ...Read more
It Depends: For occasional migraines (1 a month or less) taking a medication like Ibuprofen to to stop the headache as soon as it starts can be effective. If your headaches are more frequent taking this type of medication frequently can lead to rebound headaches and you might need a medication to prevent your migraines. In addition there is some evidence for cam like acupuncture, and feverfew. ...Read more
? Muscles?: Many headaches are caused by muscles. Put your fingers where you have the migraines and then bite down. If you feel the muscles move, then look into a joint and muscle problem, not migraines. If it is a joint and muscle problem, treat the cause, not just take medications to treat the symptoms. ...Read more
What are symptoms of a migraine? I have bad headache and the only way to get rid of them is to sleep?
Today I had an extremely bad headache it eventually got better but came back as a migraine. What's the best way to get rid of unrelenting headache? I took Excedrin and my head was still hurting.
Excedrin MIgraine is:
An effective OTC medication. You should be examined and given Rx for severe migraine or a migraine variant /
Aleve (if not allergic in a doses of 2 tab initially (440 mg) can be quite effective. Meditation, prayer, massage therapy, aroma therapy and exercise will all help; however, a physical exam is your best first move. ...Read more
I get migraine headaches all the time... And take at least 4 headache pills to get rid of quickly. If not. They proceed to making me nauseous. Info!
Prevention is key: It sounds like you need to get on a prophylactic medication to reduce the number and severity of the headaches. I really consider this to be the mainstay of treatment. This will reduce your need for analgesics in the long run. I suggest you see a neurologist to discuss this. She will assess if triptans and migraine drug combos are suitable for you. I hope you feel better. ...Read more
How do I get rid of a migraine with aura? I've had a headache for the past 3 days and im pretty sure that's the medical term. I've tried multiple meds.
1. Avoid pain meds, especially opioids, even tylenol, (acetaminophen) as these do exacerbate migraines. Cambia powder can help at any point in a migraine.
2. If pattern becomes consistent, will need preventative approach to stop chronicity, and many prescription and OTC items can be tried.
3. Would a Concierge virtual consult be useful? ...Read more
Find the cause:
If you are properly evaluated looking for the cause of your headache, the proper treatment can be given.
See a doctor to find out if the cause is neck problems, sinus infection, migraines, allergy or other caused. Treat the cause and not the pain symptoms and get rid of the problem. This does not sound like a migraine. Perhaps another type, of headache. ...Read more
Migraine- for a week now I have been having nose bleeds followed by a migraine that I can not get rid of. The head ache I've had before, nose bleed?
See a doctor: Frequent or chronic nosebleeds are a problem. They may be associated with the migraines, as migraines are thought to induced by blood flow issues, but regardless they should be addressed. If you have a migraine doctor, see her/him. If not, see your physician. Either should be able to point you in the right direction for proper diagnosis of the cause of the nose bleeds. ...Read more
I am drinking medicine to manage my migraines but they don't seem to be working. I get a headache everyday and a migraine every other week?
Hi. I get extremely sick after I drink alcohol. Even 2 glasses of wine gives me a hang- over that lasts for hrs. Vomiting, direaha and migraine.
See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Would coenzyme Q10 in prophylactic treatment be a good option for migraine Aura (without headache)? If so at what dose could be helpful? I have had 1 Aura every 3 days this month since beginning of October normally I get 3 a mnth and want soft option
Not sure: Not aware of use in migranes. Levels can be checked and supplemented if low. ...Read more
I get these severe headaches on one side of head followedby nausea. Sometimes I vomit. It started six years back. I think it's migraine? What's the treatment?
Possible: Caffeine has been used with tylenol (acetaminophen) and Aspirin to stop headaches and is often of value. But many patients are habituated to daily coffee, and may stop their ingestion on weekends, when headaches occur due to caffeine withdrawal. Do not usually see caffeine provoking a migraine. ...Read more
Weekly Migraine headaches normally triggeredby certain foofoods, direct sunlight. Managing by inducing vomiting drinking warm water & skipping 2 meals?
Are quite common but very RARE to begin over age 60. Often they interact with food. A new severe headache certainly would be a reason to check out if there is a brain problem by taking a look like with a cat scan.
Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, however ...Read more
Turning 21 this weekend! On Lexapro (escitalopram), (escitalopram) can I have any alcohol at all? Will having one drink severely affect me? I take Lexapro (escitalopram) for anxiety and migraine.
Likely not but...: Not an MD, but have had patients with these sorts of questions. In a healthy individual only taking Lexapro, (escitalopram) no history or signs of liver disease, it is extremely unlikely that one alcoholic drink would cause problems for you. That said, for some people it is difficult to stick to just one drink. No matter what for your health and peace of mind ask your prescribing MD for conclusive answer. ...Read more
I got headaches since afternoon. And now I hv vomited twice when ever I drink. May it be migraine or GI problem?,
Possible...: It could possibly be migraines which are described as throbbing, pulsating headaches usually on one side of head or behind the eye with dizziness, vomiting, light or sound sensitivity. If fever, body aches, diarrhea and just a few days could be a stomach virus. Rest, fluids and analgesics can be used for that. If not better you will need to see a doctor. ...Read more
Complicated Q, but..: There r many types of migraine, and many rx's. If you've never had work-up for cause, c ur gp or a neurologist for evaluation. Ur description, blood tests, an MRI may be important. For now, try drinking a lot of water/fruit juice, rest in dark room, take two advil (ibuprofen) or alleve with a bit of food, avoid cheeses & wines, drink 2 cups of caffeinated coffee, and do some deep relaxation breathing. Smile. ...Read more
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
Meditation: You can learn meditation techniques to help prevent headaches. For relief of an ongoing headache, focus your attention inward, progressively relax every part of the body, then do the same with your head. As always, headaches may be a sign of something serious so check with your doctor. ...Read more
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