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Can citalopram help with migraines and headaches or will it make them worse ? And can taking estradiol HRT make migraines, nasal head congestion bad

Can citalopram help with migraines and headaches or will it make them worse ?  And can taking estradiol HRT make migraines, nasal head congestion  bad

Migraines: Headaches could be side effects from the medicines but rare with the hormone. The citalopram can be used to prevent migraines. Some women start getting headaches around menopause and they seem to be controlled with the hormone sometimes. Should discuss your case with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Hormone Replacement Therapy (Definition)

Usually done to provide the hormones that would be deficient upon surgical removal or inactivity or malfunction of a hormone producing gland or organ. The endocrinologist is the medical specialist that specializes amongst other things , in doing just that. Insulin/glucagon-pancreas, thyroid hormone-thyroid, ovaries, testicles, hypothalamus, ...Read more


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I have migraines everyday and these zaps I get are more of an electrical jolt they don't feel like headaches or migraines it's a different kind of hrt?

I have migraines everyday and these zaps I get are more of an electrical jolt they don't feel like headaches or migraines it's a different kind of hrt?

Migraine: Zap like shocks in the scalp, as if being stuck with hat pin in the head, are common in migraine. They also can occur in association with other causes. Check with your healthcare provider for more details ...Read more

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I'm weaning off hrt, have a history of migraines . Woke up w severe positional vertigo followed by dull headache, lasting 2 days in dec. And again in january. One more bout few days ago, feeling spacy.

I'm weaning off hrt, have a history of migraines .  Woke up w severe positional vertigo  followed by dull headache, lasting 2 days in dec.  And again in january. One more bout few days ago,  feeling spacy.

Completely?: There are several options available for you. Transdermal Estrogens are less likely to cause or worsen migraines. Another another option is vaginal estrogen. You will not get atrophic vaginitis with this option i presented. Clotting factors are increased with oral estrogens. The vaginal estrogen, will however, not provide enough bone protection, so another drug will be needed! ...Read more

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Should i return to the e.R.? I have been suffering from a migraine since thursday. I went to the e.R. Both thursday and friday, and i'm still in severe pain even with the meds they gave me. Should i return to the hospital, or tough it out until monday to

Your choice: Your choice. You definitely need to see an md for neurological testing first, before anything else is done. Obviously the meds are just not enough to cover up the symptoms. You need to find out the cause first before moving forward. ...Read more

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How safe is hrt?

How safe is hrt?

SAFE for many women: Hrt (and its reputation and safety) constantly changes as new studies come out. Here is the best review: in patients with no increased risk of breast cancer, heart disease, or blood clots, trans-dermal hrt (patch, cream, gel) is relatively safe, and safe for just a few years, but as few as necessary. An even better review: talk to your own doctor. ...Read more

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What is a migraine?

Recurrent headache: Migraine is a chronic disoeder in which you get recurrent headaches which are moderate to severe in nature in typical headache it is on one sided headache and pulsating in nature and last anywhere from 2 to 72 hours it may have other associated symptoms like nausea&vomiting inreased sensitivity ti light about one in third patients feel an aura. It can be triggered by several different factors. ...Read more

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What is a migraine?

What is a migraine?

Headache: Hi ChantelleH, A migraine is a type of headache. Usually it is on one side of the head, moderate to severe, throbbing and sometimes associated with sensitivity to light and sound. ...Read more

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How to cure migraine?

How to cure migraine?

See a neurologist: There is no cure but a great treatment management exists, which can alleviate your symptoms big time, but your have to see a neurologist to rule out any other possibilities of your headache. ...Read more

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Which HRT works best?

HRT: I presume you mean Hormone Replacement Therapy. Pharmaceutical reps, all nice folk, come often to the doctor with new information about their "wonder" drug. The drugs are almost always very reliable but the doctor really won't know which new product is best for which patient. Take your doctor's advice which may or may not be sound. Free meds will be given but the next lot will likely be expensive ...Read more

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Is migraine a disease?

Is migraine a disease?

Neurological disorde: Migraine is chronic neurological disorder associated with focal neurologic deficit, alterations in cerebral blood flow and headache. ...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 migraine is a type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain. It also usually causes light sensitivity, nausea, and vomiting. Migraines can ...Read more