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I get ice pick headaches. Here a moment, gone the next. Got one today and a few moments later ended up with a migraine. Could 1 have caused the other?

I get ice pick headaches. Here a moment, gone the next. Got one today and a few moments later ended up with a migraine. Could 1 have caused the other?

"Ice Pick" H/A: Primary stabbing headaches or Ice-Pick headaches are variants of migraine headaches, so it's no surprising that you got a migraine after the short duration headaches. ...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


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Where is the best place to put a ice pack on your head when u have a migraine?

Where is the best place to put a ice pack on your head when u have a migraine?

See a neurologist: There are many types of headaches and many reasons for each type. You should speak to your primary care physician who can refer you to a neurologist. It would be helpful for you to keep a "headache calendar" by noting down the timing, frequency, duration, and intensity of your headaches. Ice is not proven for migraines, especially if it is diffuse. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/headache.html ...Read more

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Is it bad if i've had a migraine for 12 hours now and counting? I've tried pain meds, darkness, sleep, and an ice pack on my head but nothing is working.

Is it bad if i've had a migraine for 12 hours now and counting? I've tried pain meds, darkness, sleep, and an ice pack on my head but nothing is working.

DHE45 or triptan: Go to emergency room or to urgent care to request abortive treatment. The two major prescribed abortive classes of drugs are the triptans and the ergotamines. The ergotamines may be considered for moderate to severe attacks of migraine that have not been relieved by analgesics. Take care and see headache or orofacial pain specialist for future prevention treatment. ...Read more

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Have severe migraine that wont respond to 100mg Imitrex (sumatriptan) or 800mg motrin 6 hours later, even tried ice on neck what can do for relief?In a lot of pain.

Have severe migraine that wont respond to 100mg Imitrex (sumatriptan) or 800mg motrin 6 hours later, even tried ice on neck what can do for relief?In a lot of pain.

Some guidelines: The Imitrex (sumatriptan) is not expected to be of value after headache is present for 90 minutes, and Ibuprofen is not likely to help at this stage either. If you are able to find a dark quiet room in your home, and sleep for a few hours, most of your symptoms will dissipate. Please contact your doctor for further advice. Ha should be done within a few more hrs. ?Preventative meds in future. ...Read more

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I am 7/8 weeks pregnant and have a massive headache. I'm sure it's caffiene withdraw. What can I do besides ice and a 1 pop a day? Very migraine-y.

I am 7/8 weeks pregnant and have a massive headache. I'm sure it's caffiene withdraw. What can I do besides ice and a 1 pop a day? Very migraine-y.

Reglan+Tylenol!: 10 mg of Metoclopramide (reglan) taken with 1, 000 mg of acetamoniphen (tylenol) at the onset of migraine-type headache aborts the painful episode in the majority of cases as well as tryptans at a small fraction of the cost and with no known pregnancy effects (i.e. Safe throughout pregnancy). Do not take more than 2-3 times in a day and discuss with your obstetrician if that could work for you! ...Read more

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I have been having sharp pain on my right side. Very cold. Ice cold in a warm room. Sore throat and migraine and nausea. Any ideas?

See a doctor: Your feeling cold suggests you may be running a fever. Your symptoms are not specific enough to warrant a diagnosis without exam, but right lower abdominal pain and nausea with fever and chills may suggest appendicitis, pid, other. Go soon and hope you get better quickly. ...Read more

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What is a good migraine tablet?

What is a good migraine tablet?

The best drug: Pharmacological management of migraine involves abortive therapy for the acute, occasional migraine attack, and prophylactic therapy for the more chronic and disabling attacks. Some migraine patients are prone to medication overuse headaches. There are multiple drug options for migraine management. Therefore, you should see your physician for evaluation and choosing the best drug for your migraine. ...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