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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.

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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 http://bit. Ly/1hKZ4wy

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I am being treated for migraine headaches with Topiramate. But I really think it is something wrong with my sinuses. My Neurologist said "if it was?

I am being treated for migraine headaches with Topiramate. But I really think it is something wrong with my sinuses. My Neurologist said "if it was?

What clues?: What are the reasons for your theory? What is the neurologist's response? Note that it is common for migraine to be mistaken for sinus pain resulting in ineffective therapy.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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