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What other meds would u recommend for migraine headaches besides imitrex (sumatriptan)?

What other meds would u recommend for migraine   headaches besides imitrex (sumatriptan)?

Aspirin: Throughout the ages the most effective treatment for migraine has been aspirin. However, must take enough (1000mg) and at early onset of migraine and using rapid dissolving form. Often more beneficial if taken with tylenol (acetaminophen) and with Reglan and with some caffeine. Combination of Imitrex with naprosyn may also be quite effective. ...Read more

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Sumatriptan (Definition)

Sumatriptan is a synthetic drug belonging to the triptan class, used for the treatment of migraine headaches. Structurally, it is an analog of the naturally occurring neuro-active alkaloids dimethyltryptamine (dmt), bufotenine, and 5-methoxy-dimethyltryptamine, with an n-methyl sulfonamidomethyl- group at position c-5 ...Read more


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On daily preventative med for hemiplegic migraines (topiramate 75mg) & Imitrex (sumatriptan) (100mg) if needed, as a rescue med...Is it safe to take these?

On daily preventative med for hemiplegic migraines (topiramate 75mg) & Imitrex (sumatriptan) (100mg) if needed, as a rescue med...Is it safe to take these?

Yes: Hemiplegic migraines are difficult to control, but topamax (topiramate) and Imitrex as needed can help. One of the side effects of topamax (topiramate) that i dont like is it may give you an aphasia or make you have difficulty with word comprehension/word finding ability. In another words, it can make you look dumb. It also curbs your appetite. Imitrex usually gives a hot flash, but works well if taken early. ...Read more

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BP 135/72. Age 72. history: AMI, IHD and PVD. Treat with aspirin, Frusemide, irbesartan/ hydrochlothiazide, atenolol. will the doctor cease frusemide?

BP 135/72. Age 72. history: AMI, IHD and PVD. Treat with aspirin, Frusemide, irbesartan/ hydrochlothiazide, atenolol. will the doctor cease frusemide?

Use of diuretics: Diuretics, like furosemide (and hydrochlorothiazide) are used to increase excretion of salt and water through the kidneys. Common applications for these medications are to help control high blood pressure, and to prevent fluid retention in congestive heart failure. Whether to continue the treatment in this case would depend on medical details including heart & kidney function. ...Read more

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Have multiple heart attacks in family history. Taking 25mg atenonlol & 81 mg baby aspirin nightly. Can i also take Advil or ibuprofen for headaches?

Have multiple heart attacks in family history. Taking 25mg atenonlol & 81 mg baby aspirin nightly. Can i also take Advil or ibuprofen for headaches?

Yes: All anti-inflammatory medications increase risk for a cardiovascular event (mi, stroke, death). These risk seems to be associated with higher doses. So it's best if you take the lowest possible dose for a short duration. The other concern with nsaids and Aspirin is increase risk for GI bleed. If you have risk factor for this you have to be cautious and may want to take some zantac (ranitidine) with it. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: imitrex (sumatriptan)?

Please describe the medication: imitrex (sumatriptan)?

Imitrex (sumatriptan): Imitrex (sumatriptan) is a headache medicine that narrows blood vessels around the brain. Imitrex also reduces substances in the body that can trigger headache pain, nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, and other migraine symptoms. It is used to treat migraine headaches. Imitrex will only treat a headache that has already begun. It will not prevent headaches or reduce the number of attacks. ...Read more

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30 y/o F. history HTN & migrain, c/o HA x3d elevated b/p, nausea, vision problems. history of recent sinus infection. No relief with NSAIDs. Worse with movement?

30 y/o F. history HTN & migrain, c/o HA x3d elevated b/p, nausea, vision problems. history of recent sinus infection. No relief with NSAIDs. Worse with movement?

Migraine: Migraine is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Unilateral throbbing headache, dizziness, weakness, visual disturbances, blurry vision, nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, paresthesias and even chest pain may be present during the episodes. It is manageable condition. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more

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Lacunar infarct dec.2012, 47yr. Male, normal bloodwork, sympt. Persist h/a and sensory, take assa81, bp.130/90, family history hypertension. Prevent.Advice?

Lacunar infarct dec.2012, 47yr. Male, normal bloodwork, sympt. Persist h/a and sensory, take assa81, bp.130/90, family history hypertension. Prevent.Advice?

Look for other cause: A lacunar infarct is a kind of a stroke due to lack of blood, and therefore lack of oxygen to a part of the brain. Reducing risk of stroke involves blood thinners like aspirin, cholesterol management, stress and blood pressure control. With headache, look for other causes other than the stroke which if chronic, typically is not a cause of a headache. ...Read more

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Excedrine migraine, tylenol, (acetaminophen) aspirin, and Aleve don't work for many other ideas?

Excedrine migraine, tylenol, (acetaminophen) aspirin, and Aleve don't work for many other ideas?

Migraine management : Any headache 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) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Migraine for 2 weeks. Nothing helping. Toradol maxerane Imitrex (sumatriptan) . ER doctors won't help anymore ?

Migraine for 2 weeks. Nothing helping. Toradol maxerane Imitrex (sumatriptan) . ER doctors won't help anymore ?

Very sorry to hear: I'm a headache specialist in the U.S. and would be happy to lend a hand. Feel free to contact me for private consultation means at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi You've got a complicated problem which may not be solvable with simple medication changes. Plus history of concussion. That makes this more unique that what most ER's are equipped to handle. Let me know if you'd like me to help. ...Read more

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Dx type 2 trigeminal neuralgia, occipital neuralgia, neuropathy. Rx'd gabapentin, perc, k-pin, ibuprofen, mobic- rarely take as no help, cymbalta, (duloxetine) phenergen. Sev false + for amphetimine. Help! why ?

Dx type 2 trigeminal neuralgia, occipital neuralgia, neuropathy. Rx'd gabapentin, perc, k-pin, ibuprofen, mobic- rarely take as no help, cymbalta, (duloxetine) phenergen. Sev false + for amphetimine. Help! why ?

Confusing: I think your real ? Is why you test positive for amphine when you are not using them. Right? Well if they are justdoing a drug screen there are quite a few things that can give false positive. Especially some over the counter medications , even vicks that is rubbed on and inhaled or the kind you stick up your nosezantac otc is another one if you use that for heartburn . Most oral decongestants 2. ...Read more

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3 weeks pregnant. Awful migraine. Tylenol (acetaminophen) ok? Any other suggestions?

3 weeks pregnant. Awful migraine. Tylenol (acetaminophen) ok? Any other suggestions?

Yes: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is always safe in pregnancy, though generally you want to limit your medications to prenatal vitamins during the first trimester if at all possible. ...Read more

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Is taking 10 mg vicodan 3 x day.klonopin at nite to sleep. Hydroxyzine for interstitial cystitis. Imitrex (sumatriptan) for migraines too much? I have fibromyalgia

Is taking 10 mg vicodan 3 x day.klonopin at nite to sleep. Hydroxyzine for interstitial cystitis. Imitrex (sumatriptan) for migraines too much? I have fibromyalgia

Impossible to say: If the 30 mg of hydrocodone a day is for fibromyalgia, then I would say its too much of the wrong drug. If it is for the hip fracture, and you are within a few weeks of the injury, it may be appropriate. Fibromyalgia is best treated with appropriate exercise and the use of both antidepressants and anticonvulsants. You aren't on anything to prevent migraine. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Call fleming syndrome dx'd. 2 yrs after subarachnoid hemorrhage miss-dx'd 2·trauma.+family hx, +mnthly migraines w/same pain. Risks?.

Call fleming syndrome dx'd. 2 yrs after subarachnoid hemorrhage miss-dx'd 2·trauma.+family hx, +mnthly migraines w/same pain. Risks?.

Here is a site that: Gives the information you are seeking. http://www.severe-headache-expert.com/reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome.html. It appears that ruling out other causes of the symptoms & taking steps to prevent a stroke are priorities. "thunderclap" headaches must be quite painful. If you have difficulty finding local specialists, perhaps the neurologists on the panel can help. ...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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How likely is tramadol to cause seizure? Also taking Atenolol 25mg- no other meds besides multi-vitamin. No history of seizure disorder.

How likely is tramadol to cause seizure?  Also taking Atenolol 25mg- no other meds besides multi-vitamin.  No history of seizure disorder.

Greater than none: Janssen did not include the incidence of seizures in pre-approval clinical trials or postmarketing surveillance in their FDA Product Information. You should read it ALL: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2009/020281s032s033lbl.pdf It's rare, but does happen. For any individual, the chances are either 0% or 100%. (This is true of ANYTHING in life except birth & death.) ...Read more

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Diagnosed with TIA/Basilar migraine last night. Both cat scans normal. History of severe Chiari Malformation. Further testing warranted?

Diagnosed with TIA/Basilar migraine last night. Both cat scans normal. History of severe Chiari Malformation. Further testing warranted?

Symptomatic Chiari: It would be worth having a neurosurgeon evaluate you & review your current MRI. If you have no current MRI, the neurosurgeon will order one & any other needed studies. ...Read more

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Dizy confuse 4 day then headache. Feel squeez at the back. Migrain history. Ct last year normal.Voltaren (diclofenac) brufen almostuseles. Tension, migrain, tumor?

Dizy confuse 4 day then headache. Feel squeez at the back. Migrain history. Ct last year normal.Voltaren (diclofenac) brufen almostuseles. Tension, migrain, tumor?

Likely migraine, etc: If you've a history of migraines, it's likely a migraine. A migraine can have many preliminary symptoms like visual disturbances, nausea, and "world spinning" which could be interpreted as dizziness. It also could be tension if you're under stress, so see your doctor to talk of possible alternative treatment like ergotamine or Aspirin and/or if it gets worse. Good luck. ...Read more

Imitrex (Definition)

Sumatriptan is an anti-migrane agent which is a kind of ...Read more