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Doctor insights on: How To Cure Or At Least Help Cluster Headaches

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How to cure or at least help cluster headaches?

How to cure or at least help cluster headaches?

Medications: Cluster headaches are a specific type of headaches which has a specific pattern and diagnostic criteria. Simple measures you can try are using over the counter medications as appropriate and discontinuing smoking or smoking exposure (e.g. Second hand smoke). Persistent headaches should be evaluated by an appropriately trained specialty consultant as there are specific prescriptive treatments. ...Read more

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Dr. Amy Friedman
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Cluster Headache (Definition)

Extremely painful type of headache that is commonly described as a stabbing sensation through the eye. They usually occur on one side of the head, ...Read more


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Best ways to help migraines from prednisone besides meds? I realize it's used for migraines at times but I get migraines from it. On it for ms relapse

Best ways to help migraines from prednisone besides meds? I realize it's used for migraines at times but I get migraines from it. On it for ms relapse

You need to know: Migraine incidence in MS is 2-4 times the general population, and steroids can trigger migraines in susceptible folks. Use of opioids (morphine) seriously worsens migraines in the long run and should not be used. See the best approach via OTC meds, such as riboflavin, butterbur, feverfew, CoQ-10, and next time relapse, try Acthar HP, which may avoid the headaches. ...Read more

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IGet daily migraine headaches from a concussion.I am getting help by neurologists.Tried many things to help it,no help.What can I do for quick relief?

IGet daily migraine headaches from a concussion.I am getting help by neurologists.Tried many things to help it,no help.What can I do for quick relief?

Talk with your: neurologist about your options. I treat migraine patients with acupuncture. However, I always desire to be in dialog with the patient's neurologist before treating. Scalp and auricular acupuncture can be particularly beneficial. ...Read more

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How much melatonin can you safely take in a day to treat cluster headaches?

How much melatonin can you safely take in a day to treat cluster headaches?

10 mg at night: The evidence suggests that people with cluster headaches have lower than average levels of the hormone melatonin and that melatonin can help cluster headaches at the dose 10 mg at night. However, always talk to your doctor before starting any new prescription or over-the-counter medication or dietary supplement. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine to help people with chronic pain get some sleep at night?

What is the best medicine to help people with chronic pain get some sleep at night?

Depends on diagnosis: The first and foremost issue is to have the correct diagnosis and figure out what type of pain exists. The best strategy to improve sleep is not necessarily a sleep medicine but rather a better control of the pain in the first place. ...Read more

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How is cluster headache treated? What can we do at home to comfort child afterwards?

How is cluster headache treated? What can we do at home to comfort child afterwards?

Multiple Treatments: Sometimes inhalation of high concentrations of oxygen will stop clusters along with triptans like imitrex (sumatriptan). The treatment is generally directed to prevention of the headaches for which calcium channel blockers are probably most often used. Also used are anti-epileptic meds, tricyclic antidepressants and sometimes even steroids.Get to a peds neurologist for more help. ...Read more

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How to get rid of or at least reduce the depression i'm dealing with?

How to get rid of or at least reduce the depression i'm dealing with?

Get help!: Have an evaluation with a psychiatrist. At the same time, do the things you can do---sleep well, eat well, exercise regularly, socialize with friends and before you know it, you'll be feeling better. ...Read more

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How can I stop, or at least calm the symptoms, of nausea?

How can I stop, or at least calm the symptoms, of nausea?

Sx relief: Probably the simplest way to reduce nausea is with ginger. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organ ginger & steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. Aromatherapy: sweet orange (citrus sinensis), peitigrain (citrus reticulata), mandarin (citrus reticulata) are different citrus scents that can decrease nausea. ...Read more

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How to help with neck pain that causes migraines without drugs?

How to help with neck pain that causes migraines without drugs?

Natural Treatment: Most neck pain is musculoskeletal (from the muscles and joints) and can best be treated with stretching, strengthening and avoiding poor posture or repetitive stress. Additionally, you should remain well hydrated and maintain good nutrition. Exercise programs such as yoga and pilates may be helpful. Massage, acupuncture and chiropractor treatments can be used as well. ...Read more

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Can listening to music help cure ADHD or at least help it?

Can listening to music help cure ADHD or at least help it?

It may: You are right. It may help but not cure. There is such a thing called 'zoning' adhd patients have a tendency to 'zero in' when they are doing a task that is interesting or something that moves really fast. Video games, for e.g. Problem is, you neglect everything else. Besides, when the music track changes, you may lose attention and move on to something else that grabs your attention. ...Read more

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Does anyone know what type of MD I need to see to help with Chronic Fatigue EBV -Barley able to get out of bed- chronic Migraines, back pain, stress?

Does anyone know what type of MD I need to see to help with Chronic Fatigue EBV -Barley able to get out of bed- chronic Migraines,  back pain, stress?

Chronic Fatigue: I would recommend that you see an alternative doctor who specializes in anti-aging and naturopathic medicine. They would need to look at your nutrition, your blood tests, look to see if you have inflammation, nutritional deficiencies. Someone who belongs to the Academy of Anti-aging should be able to help you. ...Read more

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I know i need future changes of good sleep pattern but what can i do for immediate treatment to help prevent sleep paralysis. also how to break out?

I know i need future changes of good sleep pattern but what can i do for immediate treatment to help prevent sleep paralysis. also how to break out?

Would encourage: sleep study and working with a sleep specialist. In the meantime > avoid becoming overly stressed, deprived of sleep or having changes to your sleep schedule. ...Read more

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Things that I can do to get rid of/ prevent/ reduce eyestrain at night?

Things that I can do to get rid of/ prevent/ reduce eyestrain at night?

Get refracted: If you are comfortable at daytime but only notice strain at night or in dim illumination, you may have an uncorrected eyeglass need or perhaps are entering the presbyopic age when near vision is an issue. See your ophthalmologist to see if you have eyeglass needs. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's a type of glasses i can buy to help me drive at night?

Help! need to know if there's a type of glasses i can buy to help me drive at night?

There are treatments: that can perhaps help wiht it. BUT cannot say in your particular case, what that is. Cataract surgery in my wife's case. Glasses with me. Glaucoma treatment or diabetic treatment in others. ...Read more

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What is considered the best triptan? And do triptans help tension headaches as well? I get those daily.

What is considered the best triptan? And do triptans help tension headaches as well? I get those daily.

The one that works: The "triptan" that works for you is the best one. So you may have to try more than one. Sumatriptan is generic so is usually tried first. Some people have mixed tension/migraine daily headaches that can be helped with "triptans". You'll have to try them and see. ...Read more