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How To Ease A Migraine Headache
Lifestyle and meds: Having a regular lifestyle can help migraines. This includes going to sleep and getting up at the same time every day. Eating healthy meals and getting regular exercise helps. Biofeedback can also help. You likely will need medicine. Painkillers are not the optimal choice. There are good prescription medicines available to help (i.e. Triptans i.e. Imitrex). A headache neurologist can help. ...Read more
The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more
Many choices: Traditionally, the triptans are best in stopping headaches, and many of these exist including relpax, (eletriptan) frova, zomig, treximet, etc. Ergotamines, cambia, dolovent, 100% oxygen, injectable compazine, might be tried. Best to avoid opiates, which can cause rebound and even chronic daily headaches. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son who is 7 years old is complaining of headaches and seeing gray are these signs of migraine? Is he too young for them
Ophthalmologist : evaluation is warranted, please ask his pediatrician for a referral ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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