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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Is it okay to take migraine medication for regular headaches?

Is it okay to take migraine medication for regular headaches?

No.: Migraine-specific medications are designed to work for migraine headaches. Depending on the medication, they may provide little or no relief for other forms of headache and instead, only expose the patient to unnecessary side effects or complications. Check with the physician that manages your headaches as to his/her advice for treating common cephalgias. ...Read more

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Am i right that it's no issue to take migraine medication for headache?

Am i right that it's no issue to take migraine medication for headache?

Migraine: There are specific side effects with all headache medications. You should speak with your doctor, pharmacist or google the drug your taking to see side effects. ...Read more

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I have a migraine headache. I'm out of my migraine medication. I take fioricet. can this med be prescribed through this service. I do have an appointm?

I don't think so: because it contains butalbital, a controlled substance. You might want to try to find my checklist for Managing migraines, which contains many suggestions for dealing with them without prescription medication. The most effective OTC medication is motion sickness medicine such as dramamine. We give something like this IV in the ED and it works wonderfully. Good luck! ...Read more

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My mom works a lot and has intensive headaches at least 10 days a month. She has migraine and always takes strong medication. What could the cause be?

My mom works a lot and has intensive headaches at least 10 days a month. She has migraine and always takes strong medication. What could the cause be?

Self defeating: As Dr Grin implies, "strong medication" especially pain meds can cause rebound and increase frequency and intensity of migraine headaches. She is very close, if not at "chronic daily headaches". See neurologist and handle this appropriately. ...Read more

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Can migraine medication make a migraine your headache worse?

Definitely: Medication overuse migraine, which results from the repetitive and chronic use of headache abortive medications for three months or more . Good example Excedrin Migraine. It is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Headache, vertigo, visual disturbances nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, dizziness, neck pain. This condition must be professionally managed. ...Read more

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Can certain drugs trigger migraine headaches? Is it possible for some drugs or medications to be the cause of migraine headaches? .

Can certain drugs trigger migraine headaches? Is it possible for some drugs or medications to be the cause of migraine headaches?

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Yes, potentially: If one looks in pdr, one would think that all drugs could cause headaches, but some are more often the culprits. Watch out for female hormonal agents, medicines used for blood pressure control, items to control thyroid fnctn, some ms and anti-epileptic drugs, just to name a few. ...Read more

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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?

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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. ...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