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Any new treatments for hormonal migraine?

Any new treatments for hormonal migraine?

Botox: Topiramate as medication prevention is very popular. Botox injection in the scalp area have been very promising for many patients with chronic migraine. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Can migraine in children be cured or only treated?

Can migraine in children be cured or only treated?

Depends: There are several hypotheses to the cause of migraine and it is likely that migraine is a sex-conditioned inherited disorder (autosomal dominant in females and autosomal recessive in males). This is most likely to be so in the "typical" migraine- the mostly youth-onset, the provocation by
birth control, induction by menstruation and self limitation after menopause. Thus a pos. Fam history is key. ...Read more

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Occular migraine in children is it common?

Possible: It is definitely possible. Ocular migraines have been reported in children as young as 2 years old. A thorough eye examination should be performed to exclude other possibilities. ...Read more

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Can hormonal fluctuations be causing my migraines? Is it possible for monthly fluctuations in hormones to cause migraines? .

Can hormonal fluctuations be causing my migraines? Is it possible for monthly fluctuations in hormones to cause migraines? .

Yes and no: Your periods are controlled by mechanisms in the lower brain that gives you a 28 day cycle via hormone messengers. Migraines are caused by loss of efficient control through the autonomic (automatic) nervous system. Commonest cause is poor diet, especially all the sweet sugary stuff. Beat the chocolate (maybe salt also) craving pre period and see to your diet. ...Read more

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Usually get hormonal migraines on 3rd period day, today I didn't get a severe one, just mild. Can these ever just go away and not affect you anymore?

Usually get hormonal migraines on 3rd period day, today I didn't get a severe one, just mild. Can these ever just go away and not affect you anymore?

See a specialist: Managing menstrual migraine is difficult; most patients with menstrual migraine will not respond to traditional migraine therapy and even avoidance of the more conventional migraine triggers may not prevent an attack. See Orofacial Pain specialist or Headache specialist for evaluation and migraine management. ...Read more

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I get hormonal migraines with aura every so often. My Dr prescribed me deblitane (minipill) will this help to prevent them?

I get hormonal migraines with aura every so often. My Dr prescribed me deblitane (minipill) will this help to prevent them?

Debiltane minipill: Only you and the doctor can decide whether or not Debiltane is an effective treatment most of the time but there may come a time when this is not good enough.
If debilitane is not as helpful as needed you MUST discuss this with your doctor.

Please keep me informed. ...Read more

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I get constant hormonal migraines aroundy period. I'm currently on a three month bc pill cycle and it helps. What I can do to stop them?

I get constant hormonal migraines aroundy period. I'm currently on a three month bc pill cycle and it helps. What I can do to stop them?

Discuss with Doctor: Making lifestyle changes, such as reducing stress and exercising regularly, also may help reduce the frequency, length and severity of migraines.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/headaches/he00003. ...Read more

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I don't think my migraines are hormonal I have Mirena (levonorgestrel) no probs for years. Could anything else cause increase in severity/frequency suddenly?

I don't think my migraines are hormonal I have Mirena (levonorgestrel) no probs for years. Could anything else cause increase in severity/frequency suddenly?

YES: Many things can contribute to worsening or new headaches. Since you say the increase was sudden, you definitely need to be seen soon to rule out more serious causes and perhaps change your medicine. ...Read more

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Are there hormonal causes of migraines?

Are there hormonal causes of migraines?

Yes: Migraines can be more common in or just prior to a menses. Some migraineurs find a change in the patterns of their headaches as they approach or enter menopause. ...Read more

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Severe migraines every month around "that time". After many tests coming up as nothing wrong, it was figured it must be hormonal. Any cures?

Severe migraines every month around "that time". After many tests coming up as nothing wrong, it was figured it must be hormonal. Any cures?

Menstrual migraines-: Menstrual migraines can sometimes be managed with the use of antiinflammatory medication like aleve (naproxen) or advil if you are not allergic. Very low dose ssri medication may be prescribed by your gyn and there are some prophylactic medications available. ...Read more

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My migraines are hormonal and difficult to treat. What would you suggest for these. I use to get them once a month and over the last four years daily.

My migraines are hormonal and difficult to treat. What would you suggest for these. I use to get them once a month and over the last four years daily.

See HA specialist: Once a diagnosis of hormonal migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more

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What's the difference between an ablasion vs historectomy if I wanted ablasion will I still have periods I get hormonal migraines will those go away?

What's the difference between an ablasion vs historectomy if I wanted ablasion will I still have periods I get hormonal migraines will those go away?

Very different: Ablation is a hysteroscopic procedure where the lining of the uterus is burned. This shrinks the endometrium and diminishes menstrual flow. There are no scars from this procedure and recovery is very fast. Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. You will never have a period again after this surgery, but the recovery is longer. Neither procedure will affect your hormones. ...Read more

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Head feels swollen an back stiffness an achy an off balance is this hormonal migraines as this makes more sense than anxiety?

Head feels swollen an back stiffness an achy an off balance is this hormonal migraines as this makes more sense than anxiety?

Aches: I would strongly recommend that you present these complaints to your doctor but it seems equally important to have at least one visit to a Psychologist.
Please let me know what develops ...Read more

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Migraines becoming more frequent and intense over last few months. Doctor said it's hormonal, 2nd opinion said there's a problem. Need MRI or other?

Migraines becoming more frequent and intense over last few months. Doctor said it's hormonal, 2nd opinion said there's a problem. Need MRI or other?

With out: More details its hard to give you a 3rd opinion. It would be helpful to know when you get headaches alleviating and aggravating factors etc. Sorry I cant give you an answer ...Read more

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Can hormonal imbalances cause migraines and severe moodiness? And is birth control the best way to help?

Can hormonal imbalances cause migraines and severe moodiness? And is birth control the best way to help?

Migraines & Hormones: I have had many cases over the years where patients link hormonal imbalances, menstruation episodes, and other hormonal conditions to their migraines; as well as moodiness. Regarding medication, you may want to ask your PCP about birth control and other potential medications for your headaches. ...Read more

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Breast milk started drying up 3 years after weaning? Pituitary gland is normal. Will this cause hormonal changes and visual migraines?

No: I'm not entirely sure what you're asking here, as breast milk will usually go away after you're done breastfeeding. For it to go on 3 years after weaning is a bit unusual, but i'd be glad it did. If the pituitary is normal, then no, unless you're prone to migraines anyways you should be fine. ...Read more

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Can children get migraine headaches?

Can children get migraine headaches?

Yes: Prevalence of migraine is 2.5% under the age of 7, 5% from age 7 to puberty, and 10% in postpubertal girls. Migraine without aura is twice more common than the one with aura in school-age children. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 26 yrs old, have 3 children age 3.5yrs, 2 & 6 months & for the last 2 weeks I've been experiencing sharp stomach pain on occasion & almost constant abdominal pain, migraine like headaches, hot & cold flashes and dizziness. I've also experienced ra

Hi I'm 26 yrs old, have 3 children age 3.5yrs, 2 & 6 months & for the last 2 weeks I've been experiencing sharp stomach pain on occasion & almost constant abdominal pain, migraine like headaches, hot & cold flashes and dizziness. I've also experienced ra

Difficult: We always think of gall bladder issues in women of child-bearing age. But it could be your appendix (2 weeks sounds unlikely, though), severe reflux, an ulcer, a gastroenteritis (infection -- viral vs bacterial), etc... Numerous possibilities including female organs too. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have expired IUD and have had acne, dull hair, brittle nails, mood swings, and cramping, worsened migraines, horomonal imbalance or thyroid issue?

I have expired IUD and have had acne, dull hair, brittle nails, mood swings, and cramping, worsened migraines, horomonal imbalance or thyroid issue?

Need blood tests: I doubt that any of your symptoms have to do with your expired IUD but still it would be good to get it out. You definitely need to see your physician to get some blood tests to see if you have a thyroid or other problem causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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Should I return to the e.R.? I have been suffering from a migraine since thursday. I went to the e.R. Both thursday and friday, and I'm still in severe pain even with the meds they gave me. Should I return to the hospital, or tough it out until monday to

Your choice: Your choice. You definitely need to see an md for neurological testing first, before anything else is done. Obviously the meds are just not enough to cover up the symptoms. You need to find out the cause first before moving forward. ...Read more

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What is a good migraine tablet?

What is a good migraine tablet?

The best drug: Pharmacological management of migraine involves abortive therapy for the acute, occasional migraine attack, and prophylactic therapy for the more chronic and disabling attacks. Some migraine patients are prone to medication overuse headaches. There are multiple drug options for migraine management. Therefore, you should see your physician for evaluation and choosing the best drug for your migraine. ...Read more

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How to deal with severe migraine?

Migraine management: The goals of migraine therapy are relief from pain and associated symptoms and the restoration of normal function and quality of life. Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See OFP or headache specialist. ...Read more

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How to work with migraine control?

How to work with migraine control?

Interrupt pattern: Prescription approaches include Depakote, topirimate, beta blockers, and calcium channel blockers, but Botox and OTC agents such as riboflavin, butterbur, feverfew, magnesium, and Co-Q-10 can break up pattern. ...Read more

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What can be done about a migraine?

Two approaches: I think it best to prevent if these are frequent, and prescription meds include beta blockers, topirimate, depakote, and perhaps naproxen. To abort headache initially, might use a triptan, or an ergot, or even cambia. Botox, acupuncture, greater occipital nerve blocks offer additional interventions. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does a migraine go away by itself? /

Neurology eval: They will usually resolve over time. Sleep often can help to abort a migraine. If you have true migraine headaches, I would encourage you to be evaluated by a neurologist. At that preventive & abortive measures can be addressed. Take care. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve my migraine?

What can I do to relieve my migraine?

OTC remedy: Try otc (over the counter) remedies first (e.g. Extra strength tylenol), avoid triggers, if applicable (e.g. Noise, light, etc...) are some basic steps. ...Read more

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Recurring migraine? What med can help

Recurring migraine? What med can help

Some meds help: These really are hard to prevent. There are multiple meds, a bad sign that none are really effective. Tops ax, inderal, some calcium channel blockers and even NSAIDs especially in teens. Abortive treatment with onset of symptoms, like Imitrex (sumatriptan) type meds. There is a whole new class of meds to prevent that are in trials now. They seem effective in close to 80% in prevention. ...Read more

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How do I know if I still have a migraine?

How do I know if I still have a migraine?

Headaches: If you are still getting headaches and they resemble your migraine headaches, then you still have it. At time migraine can go away if you find and resolve the triggers (often it is red wine, chocolate, cheeses etc). But it can come back if triggered again. Rarely migraine disappears completely, but it does happen occasionally. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can treat a migraine?

Can I tell me how I can treat a migraine?

It is treatable: Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective involves three specific strategies:
1) patient education. (find and remove the triggering factors).
2) nonpharmacological management. (change your life-style)
3) pharmacological/medical management.
See headache or orofacial pain specialist to improve your condition). ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more