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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?
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
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
NO: There is no interaction between the two. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer