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How Do You Get Rid Of A Migraine Lasting Over 48 Hours
Emergency Room: I would recommend you to go to an emergency room, coz migrane headache may not last that long provided you took some medication for that. We have to rule out others causes of headache such as a bleed in the brain. Having said that migrane headache is easily treatable but recurrence is more common. Talk to your doctor regarding treatment for long term migrane. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4 day long migraine; been taking 500 mg naproxen every twelve hours and sometimes 720 mg with no relief. Any tips to get rid of this?
Visit your doctor: Migraine is often unresponsive to nsaids. When they aren't working, you may benefit from other specific migraine medications such as triptans. Your primary care doctor may feel comfortable using these medicines; if not, they can refer you to a neurologist who can help improve your migraine control. ...Read more
Meditation Technique: Daily meditation can help calm excitatory neuronal circuits-see www.Equisync.Com you can also learn a technique to directly relax muscles surrounding the head that become tense during a migraine. See a book entitled "practicing the power of now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Migraine: First, be sure it is migraine. See; http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/migraine.Html or read freedom from headaches by saper and magee. Second, try the generic version of excedrin (which has acetaminophen, Aspirin and caffeine combined), or Naproxen (trade name aleve). Third, if you truly have migraine, learn which foods are your migraine triggers, and then learn when to avoid those foods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Who knows: That's the billion dollar question--whoever comes up with a universal answer will be a billionaire. Unfortunately, causes and types of migraine are so varied there is no simple, common treatment that works for everyone (or for even a majority). You need to discover what causes your migraines and eliminate those causes from your life if possible to even begin to figure out the answer for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Meditation: You can learn meditation techniques to help prevent headaches. For relief of an ongoing headache, focus your attention inward, progressively relax every part of the body, then do the same with your head. As always, headaches may be a sign of something serious so check with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wise idea: The most commonly used med to stop migraine headache is a triptan (includes imitrex, maxalt, zomig, frova, (frovatriptan) relpax) if taken within the first 60-90 minutes after headache onset, but an ergotamine might work well also. Otc dolovent may be of value. 100% oxygen sometimes helps. Your doctor could guide choices. ...Read more
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