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Will Excedrin migraine work for ongoing migraine?

Will Excedrin migraine work for ongoing migraine?

Maybe: It might help and will not cause any issues to try. It is just over the counter medications that benefit some people with migraines and is seen as an abortive medication. If it does not, then you will have to consider prescription medications, such as triptans or ergots that can be more effective for abortive therapy. Excedrin migraine does work very well for some people, and others it does not. ...Read more

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Any new treatments for migraine headaches?

Any new treatments for migraine headaches?

Nti-tss: I have had great success treating patients with migraine headaches. Nocturnal para-function, or night time tooth grinding /clenching is a major cause of migraine headaches. Find a dentist in your area that is familiar with the nti-tss night time appliance to help manage the outbreaks. Here is a website for you to learn more and find a dentist who may be able to help. http://www.nti-tss.com. ...Read more

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Does magnesium oxide work for migraine headaches?

Does magnesium oxide work for migraine headaches?

Maybe: Magnesium as an alternative preventive treatment has mixed support in the medical community. ...Read more

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Will topamax (topiramate) and esgic plus work for tension headaches?

Will topamax (topiramate) and esgic plus work for tension headaches?

Different Goals: Topamax (topiramate) is used to prevent headaches-esgic is used as a rescue drug when the headaches occur. If the esgic is used regularly, it can trigger medication overuse headaches which become more difficult to treat than the original headache. ...Read more

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What other meds would u recommend for migraine headaches besides imitrex (sumatriptan)?

What other meds would u recommend for migraine   headaches besides imitrex (sumatriptan)?

Aspirin: Throughout the ages the most effective treatment for migraine has been aspirin. However, must take enough (1000mg) and at early onset of migraine and using rapid dissolving form. Often more beneficial if taken with tylenol (acetaminophen) and with Reglan and with some caffeine. Combination of Imitrex with naprosyn may also be quite effective. ...Read more

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Is Aleve (naproxen) effective for tension headaches?

Is Aleve (naproxen) effective for tension headaches?

Yes: Aleve is a trade name for naproxen, a long-acting non-steroidal anti-inflammatory that can help fevers and pain of different kinds, including headaches. ...Read more

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How many triptans (relpax, imitrex, (sumatriptan) etc.) can you take per month for migraines?

How many triptans (relpax, imitrex, (sumatriptan) etc.) can you take per month for migraines?

Depends.: The first issue that must be addressed is whether triptans are effective. Once that is established, your physician will determine the appropriate usage based on the specific triptan chosen. Secondly, patients that require triptans frequently as abortive care for migraines, are likely better served by transitioning to prophylactic medications to prevent the onset of migraines. ...Read more

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Are hyland's migraine headache homeopathic pills good to use for normal headaches ?

Are  hyland's migraine headache homeopathic pills good to use for normal headaches ?

Possibly: Hyland's "migraine headache relief" is a combination of multiple homeopathic remedies, any of which might be called for in an individual who suffers migraines. If your headache symptoms correspond to any of these remedies, the formulation could help. (if not, it won't.) a trained homeopath could help you in a much more individual way. http://www.hylands.com/products/migraine.php/. ...Read more

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Is hyland's migraine headache homeopathic remedy be good to use for regular headaches as well?

Is hyland's migraine headache homeopathic remedy be good to use for regular headaches as well?

Yes: You try it first. If it works -fine. If it works but your headache keeps coming back i suggest that you see a homeopath to help you find the most appropriate for you constitutional remedy . That would help your headache and other problems you might have. But before doing all this, please see a regular md to rule out tumor or other problems that would necessitate other approach as more appropriate. ...Read more

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Can nux vomica work for migraines/headaches?

Nux vomica: Yes, this is sometimes recommended, usually for headaches triggered by rich foods, or associated with gastric symptoms, sometimes alcohol associated headaches. Others discussed include epiphegus, glonoine, belladonna, and iris versicolor but typically a homeopath would recommend taking your specific case to choose what is appropriate. ...Read more

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Can you prescribe stadol for migraine headaches?

Can you prescribe stadol for migraine headaches?

Visit your doc: Stadol is a syntheitc opioid analgesic. Unfortunately we can't prescribe that through healthtap. You will have to request it from your regular physician as it does have abuse potential. ...Read more

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What are some holistic treatments for migraine headaches?

What are some holistic treatments for migraine headaches?

Many options: The best way is to avoid triggers such as stress or certain foods so if you can find out what causes your migraines, start there. Thermal biofeedback is another option and it is closely related to meditation/guided imagery. Accupressure may help and some people have success with contrast showers (hot followed by cold). ...Read more

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Do natural remedies for migraine headaches work?

Do natural remedies for migraine headaches work?

Some, yes : While the data for many natural remedies is questionable, the most recent american academy of neurology guidelines for migraine prevention found that butterburr (petasites) was a reliable prophylactic agent. The data for magnesium and riboflavin are also good, but not quite as strong. ...Read more

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How are magnesium and riboflavin used for headaches?

How are magnesium and riboflavin used for headaches?

Prevention: Riboflavin, magnesium, butterbur, feverfew, and coq-10 have been used daily to prevent migraine headaches. Quality research has suggested good success, especially with purified butterbur and riboflavin. All are available without a prescription, and, in some cases, rival success of prescription items. ...Read more

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Has anyone had successful botox for migraine headaches?

Has anyone had successful botox for migraine headaches?

Many: Botox has a long track record of improving frequent migraines in many patients. At first, was anecdotal but has become common use. Effects against migraines does not last as long as the muscle block, so migrainers must return for supplement at first recurrence. Typically lasts 2-3 months, many times eliminating migraine symptom or treatment requirements with other meds. ...Read more

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Are there any essential oils for treating/preventing tension headaches and cluster headaches?

Are there any essential oils for treating/preventing tension headaches and cluster headaches?

None: Management of a cluster headache can be abortive or prophylactic. An effective abortive treatment uses oxygen at a flow rate of 7-10 liters per minute for 15 minutes and subcutaneous injection of sumatriptan. The management of episodic and chronic tth consists of psychological support, physical therapy and pharmacotherapies. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Can taking exedrin for migraines increase frequency of migraines? 

Can taking exedrin for migraines increase frequency of migraines? 

Definately: Especially if you are doing this every day. This can cause a condition sometimes called transformed migraine or rebound headaches which are actually harder to treat than the initial problem. You need to get on preventive meds and stop chasing the headaches with ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Is esgic (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) plus effective for migraine type headaches?

Is  esgic (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) plus effective for migraine type headaches?

Not always.: First, it depends on the cause of the headache, since it contains acetaminophen, caffeine, and a barbiturate. Its official indication is for severe tension headaches. There are other medicines that would be better for migraine treatment. If your headaches are severe, please see your doctor for diagnosis and any needed treatment. ...Read more