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How To Treat Maigraine Headache
Several ways: You can try one or rather combinatination of below - lifestyle: smoking cessation, less alcohol use, regular sleep, healthy diet, regular exercise - avoid triggers: common triggers include coffee, chocolates, yellow cheese, other dairy products, red meat, nuts, alcohol - caffeine can also help in some individuals in reducing headaches - consult your primary physician or neurologist for meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary ...Read more
See below: There are multiple choices of medications to treat acute and chronic migraine, with some patients responding well to one choice but not the other. For a review of the current regimens for migraine, written for patients go to http://bit.ly/1MKNPQf There are supraorbital nerve stimulating devices available or being studied that can reduce migraine http://bit.ly/1hKZ4wy ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best medication to treat my migraine pain? Is there any one medication that works better than others for migraine headaches?
Everyone different: To stop headaches, most doctors would recommend triptans (such as frova, relpax, maxalt, zomig, etc.), but ergotamines are also of value. Maybe best to prevent and could use botox, depakote, topirimate, beta-blockers, but also might consider otc items such as butterbur, riboflavin, coq-10, feverfew, magnesium. ...Read more
Treatments for migra: Are you sure of the diagnosis? If so consider this: a migraine headache can be treated in many ways. Mainly, these 3: 1. prevention- get adequate sleep, avoid foods that often trigger a migraine 2. stop the migraine as soon as it starts with ibuprofen, a triptan medicine, or another headache blocker 3. if they occur often, consider a migraine preventer ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NSAIDs: The use of NSAIDs to prevent migraine is usually recommended during those time periods in which a migraine is most likely to be triggered. To lessen the need for acute pharamcologic therapy, prophylactic drug therapy and nonpharmacologic therapies are used. Some patients who experience frequent severe headaches may require both abortive and prophylactic therapy. Hope it makes sense? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I treat my rebound headaches when I have chronic migraine? Given Botox 2 weeks ago. Migraines worsened after. Change of seasons worsens them to
Ibuprofen: If this fails to work I would recommend neurological follow up ...Read more
See HA specialist: Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective involves 3 specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological 3) pharmacological (medical) management. Prophylactic therapy is recommended for the chronic and disabling migraine. Some migraine patients are prone to medication overuse headaches. See orofacial pain or headache specialist. ...Read more
Is it possible to provoke a cluster headache or migraine in a clinical setting to get an accurate dx in a patient? a desperate patient. and treat it
Headache: Headache, particularly cluster and migraine, can be difficult to treat. It would also be difficult to provoke a headache due to the (sometimes) unpredictable nature of this illness. What may be more helpful is a headache journal, where you can log what triggers (if any) are causing your headache and then review that with your doctor. Best of health to you! ...Read more
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
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