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Has anyone had total cure with botox for migraine headaches?

Has anyone had total cure with botox for migraine headaches?

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

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more


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What causes chronic migrains?

What causes chronic migrains?

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 more

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What causes optic migrains?

What causes optic migrains?

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 more

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Why do I have random migrains?

Why do I have random migrains?

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 more

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Why do I have morning migrains when waking up?

Why do I have morning migrains when waking up?

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

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What i can do for migrains with out taking pills?

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

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Could you tell me what are what are good home remediesfor migrains?

Could you tell me what are what are good home remediesfor migrains?

Yes, they do exist: But these are otc approaches that are available, just not usually at home. Prevention is often achieved through use of riboflavin, or co-q-10, or butterbur or feverfew. Many neurologists use these products and they can work as well as prescription meds. ...Read more

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What should I do if i've been getting chronic migrains every day and they're getting worse?

What should I do if i've been getting chronic migrains every day and they're getting worse?

See doctor: If the headaches are new, see doctor to be sure they are only migraines. If migraine, there care many causes: allergies, weather changes, hormone imbalances, food sensitivities, chemical odors and certain nutritional deficiencies are a few. ...Read more

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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

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Who gets migraine headaches?

Who gets migraine headaches?

Anyone: Anyone can develop migraine headaches, but they are most common in people who have a family history of migraine. ...Read more

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What causes migraine headaches?

What causes migraine headaches?

Ocular migraines!: Ocular migraines are a form of migraines that take place in the occipital cortex (part of the brain that interprets/controls vision). They lack the severe headache as common migraines. The symptoms are usually all or mostly visual and are typically described as flashing of light or ziz-zag lights in the vision. They usually last less than 30 minutes and affect the vision out of both eyes. ...Read more

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What causes migraine headaches?

What causes migraine headaches?

Numerous causes: There are several causes for migraine headaches. See PCP. IF HE CANNOT find the cause then we look at environmental hormonal and nutritional deficiencies. Visit us at www.ehacstl.com to learn how we treat the underlying causes ...Read more

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How are migraine headaches treated?

How are migraine headaches treated?

Various ways: Some respond just to rest in a quiet place, other also with addition of ice to the head in various spots, some with pressure applied to the temples, gently to closed eyes, or to several spots in this back of the neck or head. Some to gentle pulling of the hair. Others need medication. Taking 3 excedrine when you know you are getting the migraine might abort it. Others need tryptans. ...Read more

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Can children get migraine headaches?

Can children get migraine headaches?

Yes: Prevalence of migraine is 2.5% under the age of 7, 5% from age 7 to puberty, and 10% in postpubertal girls. Migraine without aura is twice more common than the one with aura in school-age children. ...Read more

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What can one do for migraine headaches ?

What can one do for migraine headaches ?

See dr. : Most headaches not serious. However, first your doctor will determine what type of headache you have. Headaches have many causes i suggest you see your physician and discuss a plan to determine the cause. Your doctor might order imaging of brain and optic nerve exam to rule out serious conditions. ...Read more

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What can be done for migraine headaches?

What can be done for migraine headaches?

Proper diagnosis: A consultation with a board-certified neurologist and a proper diagnosis of migraines is the key to finding the best treatment for you. Medication helps for some patients, while others require nerve decompression surgery (done by plastic surgeons with training in this field) to cure them of migraines. ...Read more

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What can be done for migraine headaches?

What can be done for migraine headaches?

Proper diagnosis: Having a migraine correctly diagnosed by a neurologist is the key to successful treatment. Medications are the first line treatment, and there are many for your neurologist to choose from. Botox shots is specific trigger points is helpful in some migraineurs, and if this is effective, surgical nerve decompression may offer a permanent solution to the headaches. See a neurologist first, though. ...Read more

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What are the tests for migraine headaches?

What are the tests for migraine headaches?

Primarily History: Migraine can generally be diagnosed from history. Some historical factors may signal the need for more extensive testing such as ct, MRI or eeg. ...Read more

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How can I get relief for migraine headaches?

How can I get relief for migraine headaches?

Botox and Surgery: Long term relief of migraines can be achieved with botox. If you have a good response, you may be a candidate for surgery. Surgery has been shown to dramatically decrease the frequency and intensity of migraines. www.themigrainereliefcenter.com. ...Read more

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