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How To Cure A Migraine Fast
No cure is available: Migraine is a serious and complex neurological disorder. Unilateral throbbing headache, dizziness, visual disturbances nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, paresthesias and even chest pain may be present during the episodes. It is a manageable condition. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more
Not curable, but...:
Migraine should be viewed as an attack that is accompanied by various neurological and non-neurological features as well as headache.Over the years, many theories on the pathophysiology of migraine have been assumed, but the exact cause of migraine is still controversial and lacks in our understanding
Migraine is not curable, but treatable or rather manageable. ...Read more
Migraine: A good start is to talk to a physician. Migraines are multifactorial. A conversation would be worth the time. ...Read more
Cervical Facet Dz: The cervical facets in the neck can develop the osteoarthritis you mentioned and can cause headaches as well. Typically facet injections can help relieve the pain and reduce headaches. If these are short lived then the nerves supplying those joints can be ablated for long term relief, this is called radiofrequency ablation or rhizotomy. Botox injections to the neck and head can also be helpful. ...Read more
Control measures: Are available, but at age 60 some of our meds are risky. If hypertension or heart disease is present, would avoid triptans, and perhaps select dolovent (otc) to stop the headache. To prevent, which I would prefer, could use prescription (topirimate, depakote) or otc (riboflavin, butterbur, feverfew, co-q10). See a headache specialist and start appropriate meds. ...Read more
Prevention: Preventive medications (anti-hypertensives and anti depressants)probably work the best. You can try a few home remedies starting with ice application over back of neck and temples. Other things you could try are warm compresses, massaging your temples, meditation and green tea. Relaxation and exercise have also shown to help; do these things on a schedule rather than when you have a headache. ...Read more
Paroxysmal vertigo: Sudden episodes of intense vertigo, with or without nausea and vomiting, can be migraine equivalents, and may or may not be associated with the headache per se. Wise to get tested to confirm diagnosis. Best way to control, use prophylactic migraine meds such as depakote, topirimate, beta-blockers, but also consider otc preps like magnesium, riboflavin, feverfew, butterbur. ...Read more
No perfect pill: If you can obtain a triptan and take within the first 60-90 minutes of the migraine, this should abort the headache within 2 hrs. Meds to try include imitrex, zomig, maxalt, treximet, frova, relpax (eletriptan). If beyond timespan, consider an ergotamine or cambia. There are meds to prevent headaches, and your doctor might design a program, . ...Read more
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
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
Migraine: I don't think there is a cure for migraine. You can avoid triggers, allergies and get 8 hrs sleep, which may reduce the frequency of migraines. Sometimes migraines can be related to allergies, but relatively rare. Avoid alcohol, smoking and high anxiety sleepless nights. You should be guided by your local ophthalmologist or neurologist if available. ...Read more
Triptans: If you can take a triptan prep within the first 45-60 minutes, you have greater than a 90% chance of stopping or mitigating the headache. Ergotamines and cambia, and even dolovent can be taken later into the headache. Granted, opioids may help transiently, but lead to increased headaches, and increased rebound. 100% oxygen may also help. ...Read more
Tips on migraine: Migraine varies in its expression, and symptoms are different from one patient to another, but paroxysmal vertigo is part of migraine, and term "vestibular migraine" is just confusing. Would focus on stopping the events by OTC preps such as butterbur, feverfew, riboflavin, CoQ-10, or magnesium. Doubt can cure but surely could prevent. ...Read more
I have frequent migraines, sometimes - dizzyness. What can I do? Is there some cure for migraine?
There is treatment: There really is no cure for migraines but there are very good treatments that can help you prevent and abort a migraine when you get it. Visit your doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment (not all headaches are migraines). Also look at your diet and what could be triggers for migraines such as cheeses, wine, etc. ...Read more
What migraine medicine's do you prescribe? How fast do they relieve the horrid pain of s migraine
ER: Go to ER as you have bad pain.... ...Read more
Why does one suffer from migraine? Is there a cure for it? My brother who is 27 years old is suffering from migraine.
Several reasons: Migraine runs in families due to genetics, and is a problem with sensitivity of brain glutamate. Relatively easy to prevent the headaches, as we have both prescription and otc treatments, and also botox. See a neurologist, maybe headache specialist and get under control. No frank cure, but control can be amazing. ...Read more
Meds can help: If the diagnosis is correct, the treatment for the so called basilar migraine is no different from other forms, prevention by recognizing trigger factors or by medications, changes in life style or treatment of acute attacks are available. ...Read more
Migraines in Pregnan:
1.Avoid headache triggers after you identify them, such as certain diets or activities.
2.Daily aerobic exercises.
3.Manage stress. Be around people who lift your spirits.
3.Practice relaxation such as Yoga & imagery.
4.Eat smaller more frequent meals.
5.Drink plenty of fluids.
6.Regulate your sleep habits.
7.Ask your PCP for referral to a Biofeedback therapist.
8.Tylenol, (acetaminophen) warm compresses, massage ...Read more
Botox for headache: It is unlikely that a single treatment of Botox will cure migraines as it will wear off in several months and the headaches will probably recur then. However, many patients have had significant if not near total relief of their migraines after Botox treatments. Only you and your doctor can decide if this is a good choice for you. ...Read more
Cause: Get to the cause of headaches a lot of time it could be because of your bite seek a neuromuscular dentist. ...Read more
HA when pregnant: Some tips for migraine when pregnant: sleep hygiene = 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep every night. Smoking cessation. Adequate hydration, at least 64 ounces of water each day. Moderation of caffeine intake, less than 5 cups coffee per day. Stress reduction. Riboflavin 400 mg/day, and/or magnesium oxide 400-800 mg/day. Yoga, gentle stretching, massage, meditation. Hope this helps, good luck! ...Read more
Why n what is migraine caused? Can it be completely cured by medication? Can I switch to homeopathy
Migraines: Migraines are thought to be caused by vasodilation/vasoconstriction of cerebral vessels. Diet plays an important role in it. Your best bet is to keep a journal and identify the factors that predispose you to them. Depending on the frequency there are prophylactic medications (meds taken for prevention) that can help (beta blockers, topomax) ...Read more
Migraines: You need to change your attitude toward your job or your relationship, or get a new one. My old professor told me, who ever gets migraines deserves them. I had them, they are gone, I got a new job. ...Read more
My body is getting immune to anti migraine medicine "vasogarin". what should I do to cure my migraine. Having severe pain right now. Suggest medicine?
May need prophylaxis: I can't be 100% sure but I'm getting the sense that you should probably be on some sort of prophylactic medication since it sounds like you get a lot of headaches on either a weekly or monthly basis. As a headache specialist I'm happy to lend a hand to you to really bring these under much tighter control. Contact me for a virtual appointment: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more
Sir I'm suffering from abad migraine pain in my head. And a bad headache always so what schould I do and what should not and how can I cure. Plz help?
Your age requires...: That your parents or legal guardian ask the questions on your behalf. 18 is the age at which you may manage your own medical affairs in order to stay compliant with telemedicine rules across the country. I will offer you my information to contact for discussions of headaches if you choose since I am a headache specialist. If your parents would like: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more