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Can you describe ice pick headaches..

Can you describe ice pick headaches..

Ice pick HAs: Ice pick headaches are very brief, very painful headaches that occur without warning. They feel like an intense stabbing feeling. They last for seconds. They can occur rarely or very frequently. They may sometimes be treated with indomethacin or melatonin. ...Read more

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Can ice pick headache pain be managed without medication?

Can ice pick headache pain be managed without medication?

Headache types: Sometimes it stops on its own. Indomethacin is often helpful for this. You may want to substitute it for advil (ibuprofen). Head trauma can cause a different kind of headache than an ice pick headache. Make sure the diagnosis is correct! ...Read more

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Ice pick headaches sucks! What can I do to minimize or ease the pain?!

Ice pick headaches sucks! What can I do to minimize or ease the pain?!

Indomethacin: It is important to have a firm diagnosis, and MRI of the brain may be warranted to exclude any structural disease. But if it is icepick headache, most patients respond very well to indomethacin 75-250 mg/day in divided doses. There is generally a response within days. There are alternatives such as gabapentin if this does not stop the headaches or you cannot take indomethacin. ...Read more

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What are some stiff neck remedies? Ice or heat?

What are some stiff neck remedies? Ice or heat?

Stiff neck.: Massage, tens unit, pt, sphenopalatine ganglion block, etc... With regard to heat or ice -i usually ask which one makes you feel better? ...Read more

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Intense muscular pain, left jaw. Nothing seems to help; OTC painkillers, massaging, ice compress. Can't eat/sleep. Any tips that might help?

Intense muscular pain, left jaw. Nothing seems to help; OTC painkillers, massaging, ice compress. Can't eat/sleep. Any tips that might help?

Find A Good Dentist: It would help to know exactly what part of your jaw, but as an initial stab at it, you might have what's called "temperomandibular joint(TMJ)syndrome,"which is inflammation of the joint that connects your jaw to your skull(it's right next to your ear). It can get pretty bad and is usually caused by teeth grinding in your sleep and, yes, you can get it on just one side. At this point, see a dentist ...Read more

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Chronic lupus with tension headaches and knots. Warm compresses are not working. What can I do for relief ? Headaches are often. Tried heat pads.

Chronic lupus with tension headaches and knots. Warm compresses are not working. What can I do for relief ? Headaches are often. Tried heat pads.

See details: This is best answered by your rheumatologist as he/she is the one who knows the specifics of your lupus. If that is not helpful, see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Do natural remedies for migraine headaches work?

Do natural remedies for migraine headaches work?

Some, yes : While the data for many natural remedies is questionable, the most recent american academy of neurology guidelines for migraine prevention found that butterburr (petasites) was a reliable prophylactic agent. The data for magnesium and riboflavin are also good, but not quite as strong. ...Read more

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Can i use hexilak gel for ice pick and box car scars ?

Can i use hexilak gel for ice pick and box car scars ?

Depends: If the scar is excessive it might help. A study showed some benefit, but the size of the study was small: only 30 people. That is not enough to give a statistically significant result really. It may be worth a try. If the scar is flat already, it won't do much. It helps with keloids or hypertrophic scarring (exaggerated scar formation) See http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2918339/ ...Read more

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Whats the best thing to use to relieve severe teething pain in 8 month old? Oragel don't work or ice packs.

Whats the best thing to use to relieve severe teething pain in 8 month old? Oragel don't work or ice packs.

Teething ring: There are some risks with using topical anesthetics especially in infants: http://www.Webmd.Com/parenting/baby/news/20110505/fda-warns-about-teething-medication also limit using oral otc medications for pain. The best solution is to used chilled but not frozen teething rings. Teething is part of the normal process and seems to be harder to deal with by parents than their children. ...Read more

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Help. What's the most effective de congestion method or medication over the counter or home remedies?day2ofColdNose stuffed forehead hurts sore throat

Help. What's the most effective de congestion method or medication over the counter or home remedies?day2ofColdNose stuffed forehead hurts sore throat

Remedies: Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestionsaline nose drops or a neti pot. *For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**For hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * Add honey & a small amt. of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. ...Read more

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Can TMJ cause eye to feel numbish and ice pick type headaches on top of head?

Can TMJ cause eye to feel numbish and ice pick type headaches on top of head?

TMJ: Tmj can be attributed to a multitude of symptoms. Muscle spasms can cause constriction of nerves which can cause pain in areas remote from the joints. That being said, a neurologist should be seen to rule out a neurological problem. ...Read more

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What can I do at home myself for migraine pain? Have used hot baths, cold compress, OTC meds, dark quiet room and neck rubs. Any thing else to try?

What can I do at home myself for migraine pain? Have used hot baths, cold compress, OTC meds, dark quiet room and neck rubs. Any thing else to try?

Migraine prophylaxis: Any migraine must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) non-pharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. Rec.:see: orofacial pain or headache specialist. ...Read more

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What else can I do for ice pick headaches other than use a beta-blocker?

What else can I do for ice pick headaches other than use a beta-blocker?

Oxygen?: Ice-pick headaches are another name for cluster headaches. Sometimes typical migraine treatment (imitrex, etc) can help. An old remedy that sometimes works very well is oxygen. Next time you're having a headache, see if your doctor will administer oxygen. If it's going to work, it typically works in less than 5-10 minutes. If so, it can be an inexpensive, easy solution even for home use. ...Read more

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Severe mensteaul cramps can barely standup straightX2Days Tried Tylenol (acetaminophen) Motrin Naproxen and heat & hot bath 0 relief help not sure what else do do?

Severe mensteaul cramps can barely standup straightX2Days
Tried Tylenol (acetaminophen) Motrin Naproxen and heat & hot bath 0 relief 
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Options: Dysmenorrhea Tx: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can dissipate pain. ...Read more

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Do brain tumor headaches go away with Motrin ?

Do brain tumor headaches go away with Motrin ?

Depends: Guessing from your history that you do not have a diagnosis of a brain tumor but are worried about one. If you're having recurring headaches, you need to speak to or see a doctor who can recognize the pattern and recommend further evaluation or a treatment plan for you. Motrin is an effective pain reliever, but it does have side effects. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safer. For either, follow dosage instructions. ...Read more

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Are hyland's migraine headache homeopathic pills good to use for normal headaches ?

Are  hyland's migraine headache homeopathic pills good to use for normal headaches ?

Possibly: Hyland's "migraine headache relief" is a combination of multiple homeopathic remedies, any of which might be called for in an individual who suffers migraines. If your headache symptoms correspond to any of these remedies, the formulation could help. (if not, it won't.) a trained homeopath could help you in a much more individual way. http://www.hylands.com/products/migraine.php/. ...Read more