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Can cambia be taken 5 hours after zomig (zolmitriptan) for migraine?

Yes: Cambia and zomig (zolmitriptan) work by different mechanisms and can be combined, but be sure to not exceed the maximum dose of each individual medication. ...Read more

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I get menstrual migrain&take Frova (frovatriptan).planning to skip the final period week on vacation (which has low dose hormones not placibo) any concerns w this?

I get menstrual migrain&take Frova (frovatriptan).planning to skip the final period week on vacation (which has low dose hormones not placibo) any concerns w this?

Probably not: With the low dose pills such as Kariva, the low dose hormones decrease the risk of breakthru bleeding on the next package. I'd recommend taking the low dose hormone pills after you delay your period. You may or may not get by without breakthru bleeding on the second package. Again, with low dose pills it is not a sure thing. Good luck. ...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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Do sumatriptan tablets treat migraines?

Yes: They are used to abort migraines and should be take at the onset of symptoms. ...Read more

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Can i take sumatriptan 50mg for migraine relief without taking verapamil 120mg?

Yes: Verapamil is suppressive therapy. It will help decrease the number of episodes. But if you just want to use trip triptans that's fine too. ...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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Can od prescribe medicine?

DO?: Did you mean a do, doctor of osteopathy? If that's what you meant, then yes they can prescribe medicine. ...Read more

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Does sumatriptan take away cluster migraine?

Sometimes: Problem is tha clusters generaly are too frequent and long-lasting to respond to a triptian. There are geneally better treatments with an emphasis on prevention as much as possible. ...Read more

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Can you mix relpax (eletriptan) (for migraines) and cortisone?

Can you mix relpax (eletriptan) (for migraines) and cortisone?

No issue: Find Relpax (eletriptan) to be an excellent migraine abortive, and have many happy pts. Cortisone or other steroids can certainly be used concurrently without major problems. ...Read more

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I saw my neuro and he prescribed gabapentin and treximet. I've also tried topamax, cambia and frova (frovatriptan). Nothing works! what can I try until my follow up?

I saw my neuro and he prescribed gabapentin and treximet. I've also tried topamax, cambia and frova (frovatriptan). Nothing works! what can I try until my follow up?

Lots of options: The fda approves depakote, propranalol, and timolol for migraine prevention, but some pts do well on lithium, Naproxen sodium (aleve), and even elavil. Have never seen good results from gabapentin. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is notorious for causing increased headache frequency. Advil is often disappointing. Otc approaches include riboflavin, butterbur, co-q10, feverfew. Botox may be an option. ...Read more

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Does the medicines zomig (zolmitriptan) and cyproheptadine work well for migraines?

Does the medicines zomig (zolmitriptan) and cyproheptadine work well for migraines?

Both may & many othe: Zomig (zolmitriptan) is a tryptan, which is in a group very commonly used to rx migraine, best taken as soon as feel it coming on (aura). Periactin is med used as an antihistamine for allergic skin reactions, but also migraine. Migraines r as unique as individual personalities; so it may take multiple trials of meds & rx; multiple attempts to find the triggers. Do this w a professional versed in rx headaches. ...Read more

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Can you take excedrine migraine after taking sumatriptan?

Yes, appropriate: If the sumatriptan does not substantially stop the headache by 2 hrs, can use a rescue agent such as Excedrin migraine, or the prescription powder, Cambia. ...Read more

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Is frova (frovatriptan) used to treat menstrual migraines? My neurologist says it lasts longer than Imitrex so it should help. Do you agree?

Is frova (frovatriptan) used to treat menstrual migraines? My neurologist says it lasts longer than Imitrex so it should help. Do you agree?

Migraine: Of the triptans, Frova (frovatriptan) and Amerge (naratriptan) have a the longest half life. They have been associated with lesser incidence of a headache relapse after an initial good response. It is ideal for catamenial migraines if menses are periodic and predictable. Some report successful treatment when the medications are taken daily for 4-5 days at menstral onset or a day before onset. ...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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I have taken max-alt, trexamet, I am now on frova, (frovatriptan) and daily dose of topamax a day. Is there a migraine med that would work better for me!

I have taken max-alt, trexamet, I am now on frova, (frovatriptan) and daily dose of topamax a day.   Is there a migraine med that would work better for me!

See below: Seems that your doctor has adopted the right approaches, i.e., prevent the headache and knock it out when it appears. Frova (frovatriptan) should help the latter, and maybe you might feel better taking an otc preventative such as butterbur, feverfew, riboflavin, co-q10, or magnesium. Consider acupuncture, occipital nerve blocks, or botox. ...Read more

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Thalamic cavernoma, suffer from horrible headaches.Tried different strengths of tylonol, advil, (ibuprofen) migraine meds, nerve block injections no relief sugestions?

Thalamic cavernoma, suffer from horrible headaches.Tried different strengths of tylonol, advil, (ibuprofen) migraine meds, nerve block injections no relief sugestions?

Ask your doctor if : He would recommend giving you imitrex, topamax, (topiramate) opioids, tricyclic antidepressants/tca etc.Have ur blood pressure checked. Take care and god bless u! http://www.webmd.com/migraines-headaches/default.htm?names-dropdown=id. http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/all-natural-headache-cures. ...Read more

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On daily preventative med for hemiplegic migraines (topiramate 75mg) & Imitrex (sumatriptan) (100mg) if needed, as a rescue med...Is it safe to take these?

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On daily preventative med for hemiplegic migraines (topiramate 75mg) & Imitrex (sumatriptan) (100mg) if needed, as a rescue med...Is it safe to take these?

Yes: Hemiplegic migraines are difficult to control, but topamax (topiramate) and Imitrex as needed can help. One of the side effects of topamax (topiramate) that i dont like is it may give you an aphasia or make you have difficulty with word comprehension/word finding ability. In another words, it can make you look dumb. It also curbs your appetite. Imitrex usually gives a hot flash, but works well if taken early. ...Read more

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Can ergotamine tartrate cause rebound headache?

Can ergotamine tartrate cause rebound headache?

Probably: Although rebound headaches are more common from medicines like nsaids (motrin, aleve, (naproxen) etc), it is possible to get rebound headaches from many things, even caffeine. Slowly backing off of medications is user a safer bet. ...Read more

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