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How To Cure A Migraine Fast
A head pain which is usually recurrent, and often in variable locations and severity, associated with few or all the following symptoms; fear of light, fear of sound, nausea, vomiting, bright or dark spots floating in front of eyes, tingling and numbness of one side of face or body. All ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 remain. Migraine is not curable, but treatable or rather manageable. ...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. If beyond timespan, consider an ergotamine or cambia. There are meds to prevent headaches, and your doctor might design a program, . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What migraine medicine's do you prescribe? How fast do they relieve the horrid pain of s migraine
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