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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
I take a lot of medication to get rid of a migraine. I was wondering whether there's a way to get rid of a migraine without medication?
Yes...: You may want to consider having your doctor/headache specialist see if Botox can be approved for your migraine headaches. If it works you could have significantly less migraines for at least 3-4 months at a time. Many times people's migraines are cut in half if not more. The use of your oral migraine prevention medications and abortives are much more helpful and reduce occurrences even better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It Depends: For occasional migraines (1 a month or less) taking a medication like Ibuprofen to to stop the headache as soon as it starts can be effective. If your headaches are more frequent taking this type of medication frequently can lead to rebound headaches and you might need a medication to prevent your migraines. In addition there is some evidence for cam like acupuncture, and feverfew. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Early treatment: There are prescription medication class called triptans that are very effective. See your doctor to see if this medication is appropriate for you. Early treatment is the key to effectively manage migraines. You can try over the counter Ibuprofen and caffeine products aswell which works quite well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Migraines: Schedule appt. With neurologist for assessment & treatment options. ...Read more
How do i get rid of a migraine with aura? Ive had a headache for the past 3 days and im pretty sure that's the medical term. I've tried multiple meds.
Suggestions: 1. Avoid pain meds, especially opioids, even tylenol, (acetaminophen) as these do exacerbate migraines. Cambia powder can help at any point in a migraine. 2. If pattern becomes consistent, will need preventative approach to stop chronicity, and many prescription and OTC items can be tried. 3. Would a Concierge virtual consult be useful? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the best way to get rid of a migraine caused by barometric pressure? Especially during monsoon season in tucson?
Vaporizer: Many people are sensitive to extreme changes in barometric pressure. Often there is dry hot air followed by heavy humid weather. This triggers migraine in many. When dry use vaporizer and pretreat with decongestants. As soon as headache starts use Aspirin and tylenol (acetaminophen) together. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Find the cause: If you are properly evaluated looking for the cause of your headache , the proper treatment can be given. See a doctor to find out if the cause is neck problems , sinus infection , migraines , allergy or other caused .Treat the cause and not the pain symptoms and get rid of the problem . This does not sound like a migraine. Perhaps another type, of headache. ...Read more
Complicated Q, but..: There r many types of migraine, and many rx's. If you've never had work-up for cause, c ur gp or a neurologist for evaluation. Ur description, blood tests, an MRI may be important. For now, try drinking a lot of water/fruit juice, rest in dark room, take two advil (ibuprofen) or alleve with a bit of food, avoid cheeses & wines, drink 2 cups of caffeinated coffee, and do some deep relaxation breathing. Smile. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If a practitioner diagnosed migraine, they will have given you options for getting rid of one hopefully with a plan for you to have access to a useful treatment but in the long run treating to prevent frequent or intense migraines. If you have a horrible headache now, seek medical attention. Long term, try to prevent them, there are medications and nutraceuticals and lifestyle changes that help. ...Read more
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