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Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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Are there any home remedies to treat migraine headaches?

Are there any home remedies to treat migraine headaches?

Could try: Otc prevention which includes, magnesium, co-q-10, butterbur, feverfew, riboflavin, an online abortive called dolovent. A lot of doctors are now using these products and can guide dosing. About 15% of migraine sufferers have food triggers, and you might look at this also. ...Read more

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What is the latest regimen to treat severe migraine headaches?

What is the latest regimen to treat severe migraine headaches?

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

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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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What is the best medication to treat my migraine pain? Is there any one medication that works better than others for migraine headaches? .

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, (eletriptan) 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

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Does anyone treat visual distortions during aura or migraine headaches?

Does anyone treat visual distortions during aura or migraine headaches?

Aura management: I would imagine that treating the migraine headaches would result in diminishing visual distortions. ...Read more

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I took 3 excederin migraine. Headache is almost gone was wondering if I could take an Advil (ibuprofen) pm have to be up early?

I took 3 excederin migraine. Headache is almost gone was wondering if I could take an Advil (ibuprofen) pm have to be up early?

Based on your: Concerns you've gone this route with the caffeine (excedrin) before. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) plus Ibuprofen may get you to sleep. How you feel in the morning depends on how you react to the most anticholinergic substance known to man. Perhaps you should try another approach to the headaches (see a doctor) ...Read more

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Headaches/migraines x2wks. Taking excessive ibuprofen (2400mg/day). Migraine trigger usually light. Can't see dr for 2 months. Worth the wait or?

Headaches/migraines x2wks. Taking excessive ibuprofen (2400mg/day). Migraine trigger usually light. Can't see dr for 2 months. Worth the wait or?

Migraine management: Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management at your convenience. ...Read more

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Hi I have had headaches in back left side of my head they are unbearable. No Advil (ibuprofen) or migraine pills help what else can I do?

Hi I have had headaches in back left side of my head they are unbearable. No Advil (ibuprofen) or migraine pills help what else can I do?

See MD: A severe ha, especially the wost headache of your life, always deserves a good evaluation by a doctor who can order all the things needed to make sure there is nothing life threatening and then make a proper diagnosis and treatment. Go see your md. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm having a migraine headache, I took excedrine migraine about 7 hours ago, can I take an Advil (ibuprofen) or excedrine extra strength now?

I'm having a migraine headache, I took excedrine migraine about 7 hours ago, can I take an Advil (ibuprofen) or excedrine extra strength now?

No: You should not not take more than 2 tabs in 24 hours, unless directed by a physician. I can not suggest taking any more of this drug or any other drug of this nature until 24 hours has passed. If however you are feeling extreme pain please go to a clinic for an exam. ...Read more

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I've had a headache for 3 straight days. Yesterday I had a migraine and I took ibuprofen and it helped but I still had a headache. Please help.

I've had a headache for 3 straight days. Yesterday I had a migraine and I took ibuprofen and it helped but I still had a headache. Please help.

Is this unusual?: Always qualified... is this unusual for you? Migraines tend to have a familiar pattern. Head aches have also a familiar plan. IF what your are experiencing is unusual for you, then seek primary care or other more immediate assessment. ...Read more

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I have had a headache for three days Advil (ibuprofen) and Excedrin migraine not working....have nausea....i don't usually have headaches and never one Advil (ibuprofen) does?

I have had a headache for three days Advil (ibuprofen) and Excedrin migraine not working....have nausea....i don't usually have headaches and never one Advil (ibuprofen) does?

May be a migraine: Do you have light sensitivity? Do you have a throbbing or pulsating headache? If yes, then you probably have a migraine. It may help you to have treatment with a medicine such as sumatriptan, or ketorolac, to have relief. Do not fear, this kind of headache does get better soon!

If you do not have these symptoms, or if you do, an evaluation is also a good idea. ...Read more

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Hello, I get headaches everyday and I drink Advil (ibuprofen) and I tried Advil (ibuprofen) Migraine and it didn't work. I would like to know what are some causes of headache?

Hello, I get headaches everyday and I drink Advil (ibuprofen) and I tried Advil (ibuprofen) Migraine and it didn't work. I would like to know what are some causes of headache?

See your PCP: Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. See your PCP for headache evaluation, tests and treatment options. ...Read more

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Thalamic cavernoma, suffer from horrible headaches. Tried different strengths of tylonol, advil, (ibuprofen) migraine meds, nerve block injections no relief sugestions?

Thalamic cavernoma, suffer from horrible headaches. Tried different strengths of tylonol, advil, (ibuprofen) migraine meds, nerve block injections no relief sugestions?

Ask your doctor if: He would recommend giving you imitrex, topamax, (topiramate) opioids, tricyclic antidepressants/tca etc. Have ur blood pressure checked. Take care and god bless u! http://www. Webmd. Com/migraines-headaches/default. Htm? Names-dropdown=id. Http://www. Doctoroz. Com/videos/all-natural-headache-cures. ...Read more

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My 11-yo son has been getting bad headaches in temples last three nights. He had minor concussion a few months ago - not sure if related. Could just be a migraine - have been alternating ibuprofen/tylenol, minor relief. What else should we do?

My 11-yo son has been getting bad headaches in temples last three nights. He had minor concussion a few months ago - not sure if related. Could just be a migraine - have been alternating ibuprofen/tylenol, minor relief. What else should we do?

Probably unrelated: A concussion can cause headaches and/or lower the threshold for a headaches shortly after the concussion (within a couple of weeks). However, it's hard to connect these headaches now with a concussion months ago. Think about other causes of headaches- stress, low blood sugar, eye fatigue/poor vision, infections, dehydration, etc. Of course, see your pediatrician if not improving. ...Read more

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I have a headache or migraine every day the eye doctor gave me glasses but they don't help Advil and ibuprofen make them worse what's going on?

I have a headache or migraine every day the eye doctor gave me glasses but they don't help Advil and ibuprofen make them worse what's going on?

Consultation: Recommend consultation with a Headache Specialist to evaluate your source of pain. This may be a Physiatrist or Neurologist. ...Read more

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My Wife is experiencing headache (better by: rest, nsaids (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.)) (side: all sides, front, left) (time frame: gradual onset). .. she describes as worst migraine ever. Dark room, quiet, visual spots. Took migraine med and benadry?

My Wife is experiencing headache (better by: rest, nsaids (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.)) (side: all sides, front, left) (time frame: gradual onset). .. she describes as worst migraine ever. Dark room, quiet, visual spots. Took migraine med and benadry?

Migraine headaches: If you have not seen your doc you need to do so. Having said that, consider biofeedback, clinical hypnosis (www. Asch. Net), psychotherapy for stress management, food sensitivity testing (Great Plains lab in KS, USA has a good one), massage. Peace and good health. ...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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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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Can I use migraine headaches as a disability?

Maybe: You may be able to but should you? There are a lot of factors to going on disability. Migraine can be a challenge to overcome but most folks can with good treatment and persistance. You should be getting seen and treated by a competent physician. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate disabling migraine headaches?

How can I alleviate disabling migraine headaches?

Depends: Consider checking B12 levels. I have seen improvement with oral b2 and magnesium and high dose injectable b12. ...Read more

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Are migraine headaches more common in younger women?

Are migraine headaches more common in younger women?

Yes: Women have a higher incidence than men, and migraines typically start when we are younger (20s-30s), sometimes even younger... ...Read more

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How can I relieve the symptoms of migraine headaches?

How can I relieve the symptoms of migraine headaches?

Lots: See a neurologist or pain medicine md with headache treatment experience. The latest research indicates that overuse of either triptans or opiates is associated strongly with changing the headaches from now and again to more frequent problems. So, try to get some help with non-drig treatment! ...Read more

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Can migraine headaches be triggered by a change in diet?

Can migraine headaches be triggered by a change in diet?

Yes: Before you label your headache a migraine see a physician. Migraines can be triggered by foods, stress, sleep cycles, hormones, moods, and much more. Webmd has good sources. ...Read more

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Will migraine headaches eventually go away on their own?

Will migraine headaches eventually go away on their own?

They could.: Some people's migraines just run their course for the day and they wake up the net morning feeling fine. For others, it's a little more complicated - they may need medications to help stop the migraine. A migraine lasting more than 72 hours is called status migrainosus and these can be helped sometimes with steroids, but that's something to see your doctor for. Good luck! ...Read more

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Please tell me about trying tensing to relieve migraine headaches?

Please tell me about trying tensing to relieve migraine headaches?

Tensing: I have no experience with "tensing" for migraine treatment. Please advise what specifically your doing? ...Read more

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What should I do about my situation because of my migraine headaches?

What should I do about my situation because of my migraine headaches?

Consider Botox: You may want to consider having your doctor/headache specialist see if Botox can be approved for your migraine headaches. If it works you could have significantly less migraines for at least 3-4 months at a time. Many times people's migraines are cut in half if not more. The use of your oral migraine prevention medications and abortives are much more helpful and reduce occurrences even better. ...Read more

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Is there anyway a person can be definitively diagnosed as having migraine headaches, or is it based just on empirical evidence?

Is there anyway a person can be definitively diagnosed as having migraine headaches, or is it based just on empirical evidence?

Mostly by history: Migraine headaches are generally diagnosed by clinical history and a negative evaluation for other causes. Unfortunately, there is no specific test for them. ...Read more

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Can astigmatism cause migraine headaches?

Can astigmatism cause migraine headaches?

Not Typically: Headaches can be associated with astigmatism. Migraines are not commonly associated with astigmatism. ...Read more

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What can be done to prevent migraine headaches?

What can be done to prevent migraine headaches?

Avoid triggers: Migraines are often triggered by various things such as certain foods or smells, allergies, medications, etc. Identifying and avoiding triggers is the best prevention. Alternatively, there are a number of medications available from your primary doctor that can help prevent migraines. ...Read more

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Has anyone had successful botox for migraine headaches?

Has anyone had successful botox for migraine headaches?

Many: Botox has a long track record of improving frequent migraines in many patients. At first, was anecdotal but has become common use. Effects against migraines does not last as long as the muscle block, so migrainers must return for supplement at first recurrence. Typically lasts 2-3 months, many times eliminating migraine symptom or treatment requirements with other meds. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Migraine Headaches (Definition)

Migraine headaches are a common condition that often include a headache with throbbing, pulsing pain, blurriness of vision, nausea, and sensitivity to light. They ...Read more


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