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How To Cure Migrain
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dear sir am having frequent migraine headaches from the past weeks am taking naprosyn (naproxen) 500 mg and prochloroperizine but no permanent cure?
See doc: If headaches are frequent or severe you may benefit from prophylactic treatment. There are many medications to choose from. ...Read more
Triggers: Migraine is a hereditary condition where the victim is highly sensitive to any event that affects the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamine. Triggers include jaw and dental problems, neck/disc issues, thoracic outlet, head injury, barometric pressure change, various foods or additives, bright sunshine, perfumes, alternating bright colors, lack of sleep, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two conditions: can be referred to as Optic or Ophthalmic migraine. The first is migraine with visual aura (zig zag lines, flashing lights, shimmering distortions of vision) this involves both eyes & is generated in the part of the brain that processes vision. It is common and relatively benign and self limiting. Transitory loss of vision in one eye is another matter which obviates an urgent visit with an eye MD ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain Treatment.: Unfortunately, although this is a simple question the answer is not. The key to treatment is an appropriate evaluation, the making of a diagnosis, and the development of a treatment plan for that diagnosis. Most headaches are self limiting and resolve shortly. Persistent headaches requires an evaluation by an appropriately trained provider. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Variable triggers: There may be any number of triggers that cause migraines to come on. Periods, certain foods, smoke, alcohol, stress, insomnia, etc. If they are happening often - like several mornings per week - it may be worth taking a daily preventive medication. That actually might be a better plan than trying to treat a migraine that is already established when you wake up. Avoid triggers if you can identify. ...Read more
Avoid Triggers: Most migraine sufferers have some things that trigger the migraine - caffiene, stress, chocolate, other foods or activities - it can be almost anything. Try to keep track of what you were doing or eating a short while (up to 2-3 hours) before migraines came on and try to avoid that. This may reduces frequency but most sufferers still will have some migraines regardless & meds may be only option. ...Read more
Husband gets big migrains everyday been going on for a while what can he take pills hes taking don't work?
See neurologist: Migraines are a common cause of doctors' visits. Your husband needs to make an appointment with a neurologist for evaluation of his headaches. Neurologists treat migraines every day, and are very successful at treating them. It may take a while to find out what triggers your husband's migraines, and a while to fully treat them, so hang in there. ...Read more