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How can you stop a migraine or aura?

How can you stop a migraine or aura?

Abortive medications: There are a group of medications that have been developed specifically to stop migraine headaches as they evolve. They are referred to as abortives because that stop or abort the symptoms (both headache and aura) as they develop. Some of these drugs include tryptans (e.g.-imitrex), anti-inflammatories (e.g.-motrin) and opiates (e.g.-morphine). ...Read more

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Aura (Definition)

The term aura is usually used to describe a visual change that occurs at the onset of a classic migraine. It is typically described as an odd light appearance, color change or other visual illusion associated with the headache. Not all migraines have auras..."common migraines" do not have auras, ...Read more


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How can I treat migraine with aura or just aura without migraine?

How can I treat migraine with aura or just aura without migraine?

Migraine treatment: 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 an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is muscle relaxant okay to use when you have a headache or migraine?

Hoping you can tell me, is muscle relaxant okay to use when you have a headache or migraine?

Cause: I would get to the bottom of it consult a neurologist make sure it isn't something serious and also seek a neuromuscular dentist in your area who specializes in headaches/tmj. ...Read more

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How do you stop a migraine?

How do you stop a migraine?

Sleep: The most common way to stop a migraine is to go in a quiet, dark room, and sleep. Some people find excedrin migraine helpful, or you can see your doctor for a prescription for a drug called a triptan, if you don't have any contraindications. ...Read more

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What can cause you to have a migraine instead of a headache?

What can cause you to have a migraine instead of a headache?

MigraineCauseUnknown: No one actually knows what causes migraine.There is not even consensus on what a migraine IS.Often, diagnosis is erroneous-made just because pain is severe.There are many causes of severe HA's incl. occipital neuralgia, cervicogenic headache, occipital tenon inj., etc. A good history & phys. incl osteopathic hands-on exam may provide answer. Treatments may incl med, manipulation, prolotherapy,etc ...Read more

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How can you distinguish a migraine from a headache?

Migraine = Headache+: Migraines are the most common cause of frequent headache in an otherwise healthy individual with a normal neurological exam. If you have an aura (i.e. See flashing lights) prior to the headache, it clinches it, but that is in a minority of people. Often times the headaches worsen due to medication overuse/rebound. Often after a migraine there will be a "hangover" feeling. There may be nausea. ...Read more

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How should you stop migraine aura?

Avoid bright lights: You may try to avoid the bright light, however, you should see an ophthalmologist for a complete ocular history and examination. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of a migraine headache while you are on a detox diet?

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How can you get rid of a migraine headache while you are on a detox diet?

Migraines: Schedule appt. With neurologist for assessment & treatment options. ...Read more

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How do you treat a retinal migraine, with or without going to a doctor?

How do you treat a retinal migraine, with or without going to a doctor?

Need to see doctor: It’s helpful to see your doctor during an attack, so she can ask the appropriate questions to diagnose you. There are a number of things that can cause similar visual disturbances, such as brain damage, tumours, ischemic optic neuropathy (damage to the optic nerve) and other optic disorders. Even if the symptoms are coming and going, it’s very important to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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How can I know if my headache is meningitis or a migraine??

How can I know if my headache is meningitis or a migraine??

By asking question: By the fact that you are able to get on the computer and ask this question, you probably do not have meningitis. Although meningitis can and do cause headaches, it also causes other things particularly as it advances. It can cause confusion, lethargy, and even coma. One of the most common and classic signs of meningitis is stiff neck or pain in the neck because the infection affects the meninges. ...Read more

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How to stop a headache?

How to stop a headache?

Take two aspirin ...: And call me in the morning is the old joke about what doctor's say. You need to describe your symptoms to your primary care physician who can decide if testing is needed or if it is a sign of some other medical condition. ...Read more

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What else can you do to get rid of a migraine that doesn't disappear after excedrin?

What else can you do to get rid of a migraine that doesn't disappear after excedrin?

Get Consulttation: Migraine syndrome has multiple treatment options from script medications, imitrex, (sumatriptan) to Botox injections. There are varieties of migraines and symptoms, so would suggest a consultation with a headache specialist to begin therapy. In very severe and frequent migraines, Botox has proven to be helpful in many cases by less frequent, less severe, less duration. ...Read more

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How can you cure a pulsating headache?

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How can you cure a pulsating headache?

Pulsatile headache: are very common and can affect people of any age group. Refractory pulsatile headaches that are severe or recurrent often be managed successfully with regular medical care and by following your treatment plan. The diagnosis is the key. ...Read more

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If your male and you get a few migraine auras a mth with no headache do you need to take aspirin continuosly if tolerated?

If your male and you get a few migraine auras a mth with no headache  do you need to take aspirin continuosly if tolerated?

Caution: Based upon your information, I believe your aspirin is due to your prior cardiac condition, not migraine. Agree with migraine prevention, and you might add Butterbur, Feverfew, CoQ-10, riboflavin, or magnesium in addition. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a migraine or a sinus headache?

How can I tell if I have a migraine or a sinus headache?

CT of head/sinuses: A good clinical exam can usually distinguish a migraine from sinusitis. The definitive exam for sinusitis is a ct of the sinuses. A ct of the head is important for migraine.... But usually a good exam by a neurologist can determine if you have migraines. ...Read more

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How does a migraine cause you to have blurry vision?

How does a migraine cause you to have blurry vision?

Classical migraine: In many cases of complex migraine, visual loss or blurring of vision due to sparkling lights can precede the headache pain due to effects on the occipital lobe. Cluster headaches can result in changes in the pupil and even drooping of the eyelid. Tearing of the eye can obscure vision also. All of this is secondary to neurochemical changes triggered by glutamate excitatory sensitivity. ...Read more

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How can I determine a migraine from a headache?

How can I determine a migraine from a headache?

They may be the same: Migraine is associated with other symptoms such as nausea, sensitivity to light or sounds, visual changes, and pale complexion. The strength of the headache does not help as you can have very mild migraines or strong tension headaches. Migraines also completely go away between episodes. Tension headaches are more likely to linger. If you are having head pain that is new or worse see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about headache without the pain or is this not a headache?

Can you tell me about headache without the pain or is this not a headache?

Migraine: Migraine is not all headaches. It is a complex constellation of events including sensory abnormalities, motor weakness, behavioral changes, vision disturbances, confusion, alternating hemiplegia, all can occur without headaches. ...Read more

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How could you tell a migraine from a headache?

How could you tell a migraine from a headache?

Cannot: Formerly there were specific criteria and symptoms by which migraine headaches were defined and diagnosed. In recent months the collegial body of neurologists decided that any "severe" headache qualified as "migraine". This flip flop indicates that the etiology (cause) continues to be mysterious, and beset with theory and speculation. ...Read more

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Headache (Definition)

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


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Migraine Headaches (Definition)

Migraine headaches are a common condition that often include a headache with throbbing, pulsing pain, blurriness of vision, nausea, and sensitivity to light. They ...Read more