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Is It Unusual To Take Topamax For Migraines And Still Have Eye Pain
Is indicated to treat epilepsy, but mainly a second line or adjunctive agent, and also useful to prevent migraine headaches. Has several adverse effects including: kidney stones, narrow angle glaucoma, metabolic acidosis, heatstroke in kids, paresthesias, slowing of speech and cognition, drowsiness. ...Read more
Does Topamax (topiramate) need to be taking for say 6 months for persistent migraine aura and migraines, or can it be taken only until the aura and migraine stops?
Typically long term: I tend to keep my headache patients on prophylactic medications stable for 2-3 yrs (especially if they're high risk for headaches, or there are genetic predispositions) before weaning down on anything. I also slowly wean down over a period of several months as we are coming off as opposed to cold turkey. Write to me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi if you'd like more information. ...Read more
Dull pain/pressure in left temple to eye to ear all day took ibuprofen still not helping? Do not get headaches so this is new to me? More serious?
Headaches: see MD: New Headaches should be checked out by MD. See email@example.com for headache/migraine diet (what to avoid). See eyeMD if you are farsighted or take certain meds to be sure not eye pressure or narrow angle issue. MD will check sinuses & do neuro exam. Drink plenty of water & avoid Asparatame & MSG for now ...Read more
Yes: Tremor is a side effect of Depakote but you still need to keep your seizures under controll so don't stop your medication without seeing your physician first. Please discuss the problem with your doctor to make sure the tremor isn't a sign of another condition and discuss alternative treatment if the tremor is intolerable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have migraines but head is starting to really hurt for no reason now and one eye is dilated while other is fine. Why would that happen to my eye?
Cyclical Migraine?: Partial or total ophthalmoplegia of the third cranial nerve, the oculomotor nerve, can occur during cyclic migraine. This may include pupillary dilation. See http://www.Headaches.Org/content/childrens-headache-disorders for a review. Nevertheless, if experiencing progressive neurological loss, you should present to an emergency room immediately. Otherwise, visit a neuro-ophthalmologist. ...Read more
On 75mg topamax (topiramate) for migrane, having heart palps several times a day. Is this a common side effect? And if so will it go away or should I be seen?
Herbal medication to take for sever sinusitis, headache pain that seems to be giving me teeth pain now. As well. Is that possible.?
Yes: If you have a severe sinus infection, that is not something to mess around with. As the pain increases there is a good chance you are also clenching your teeth more. I have seen many patients who thought they had a sinus infection and it turned out to be severe clenching pain. Unless you are improving rapidly, i would visit your md. If your teeth pain intensifies, see a tmj/bite dentist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I'm currently taking 2 prevacid (lansoprazole) in the morning I also have a horrific headache which I now believe to be a migraine Is it ok to take Excedrin migraine?
Is it normal for a visual migraine without pain. To continue from three weeks now?Will i lose my vision if this keeps happening?
Ocular migraines!: Ocular migraines usually only last from 1-30 minutes. They can last longer. Very rare for the symptoms to be permanent. I do not know of anyone losing their vision or the symptoms staying permanently. They can recur though. Sometimes there are triggers; the most common are stress, caffeine, chocolate, red wine, food with sulfates, some medications, alcohol, reflections of light. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: you can build up a tolerance but the real truth is often it is a rebound headache from the medications You need to see your provider and perhaps witch medications or try other methods The rebound headaches are difficult to handle since you think you need more medications and the truth is that the withdrawals are causing the headache ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I get migraine headaches once every 7 to 10 days. I usually take aspirin to alleviate the pain. Is it safe? Have this headaches since the past 12yrs.
Can do better: Asa is safe but not really the most effective way of handling this. Might consider preventing headache by using otc preps such as riboflavin, co-q10, butterbur, feverfew or magnesium. Your doctor can help advise approaches, but do not use Depakote as you already have ovarian cysts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Might help but:: Hunger headaches are muscle tension and low blood sugar. Hunger can cause your muscles to tighten, triggering a tension headache. Skipping meals, sleeping later than usual or delaying meals or snacks may result in a drop in your blood sugar levels. When your blood sugar drops, your body releases hormones to counter low glucose levels, which can trigger a headache. Excederine might help. ...Read more
I have had a painful headache for 2 weeks now its not a migraine i've taken medicines for it ¬hing when the pain comes my vision is blurred. Help?
I was prescribe fiorinol for my bad pressure headaches that i've had for months now with dizziness! is this a proper for these symptoms? Not taken yet
Not a great med: You don't mention in your summary how long you've had headaches. Assuming that you've had headaches for awhile, they are likely migraines. It is very common to have migraines with dizziness. Good medicines for migraines are the tryptans which include medicines like imitrex, zomig, (zolmitriptan) maxalt, etc. The problem with fiorinal is the same problem with many short acting pain meds, rebound headaches. ...Read more
I have frequent migraines. After being prescribed butalbital, i realized that it does nothing for the headache or pain. Any recommendations?
LOTS OF CHOICES: To prevent headaches, which may be your best choice, try depakote, beta-blockers, topirimate, or otc like riboflavin, coq-10, butterbur, feverfew, or botox. Butalbital not a great choice, as triptans work best (imitrex, relpax, (eletriptan) frova, zomig, maxalt, etc) and ergotamines may help. Also, Cambia and dolovent might be useful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have migraines but I have been taken Effexor XR for fibromyalgia will it be okay to take Relpax (eletriptan) also for my migraine o will it be too much serotonin?
Is it normal to have some pressure an pain with occipital neuralgia migraine headaches? Is the something I can do
Occipital neuralgia: Yes. Occipital neuralgia is caused by impingement of the greater occipital nerve from tight muscles in the neck. The result is pain from irritation of the nerve and pressure from tense neck muscles. Physical therapy, massage, injections of the nerve and surgery can relieve the pain. See a neurosurgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Been on topamax (topiramate) for 3 weeks and my migraines have actually become more frequent. Could it be the cause even though it's supposed to be preventative?
Unlikely: It is more likely that you need to increase the dose to effectively reduce the frequency of your migraines. ...Read more
I experience headaches almost daily with a full blown migraine at least once a month. I am currently on 100mg Imitrex for the migraines and I usually take Aleve for my day to day headaches. Is there anything else I can to to potentially eliminate these he
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