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Is there anything I can take to prevent aura migraines?

Is there anything I can take to prevent aura migraines?

Maybe: There are preventative treatments to avoid migraines- usually for the whopper headache. These can include beta blockers or amitriptyline. If you just get the aura, you are lucky. There are other meds to stop an attack once it hits. ...Read more

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Aura (Definition)

The term aura is usually used to describe a visual change that occurs at the onset of a classic migraine. It is typically described as an odd light appearance, color change or other visual illusion associated with the headache. Not all migraines have auras..."common migraines" do not have auras, ...Read more


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I get hormonal migraines with aura every so often. My Dr prescribed me deblitane (minipill) will this help to prevent them?

I get hormonal migraines with aura every so often. My Dr prescribed me deblitane  (minipill) will this help to prevent them?

Debiltane minipill: Only you and the doctor can decide whether or not Debiltane is an effective treatment most of the time but there may come a time when this is not good enough. If debilitane is not as helpful as needed you MUST discuss this with your doctor. Please keep me informed. ...Read more

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If im not on prevention meds for migraines, and I have aura and nausea with the pains, can I have a stroke?

If im not on prevention meds for migraines, and I have aura and nausea with the pains, can I have a stroke?

There is risk: The aura of migraine are often associated with spasm of blood vessels into the brain. Risk of stroke increases on birth control, smoking, use of vasoconstrictive agents, poor health habits, diabetes, dehydration. Use of Aspirin can be preventative as well as good health habits and good headache management. ...Read more

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I have ovarian cyst pain and suffer from migraines with aura, so beside the birth control is there anything else to prevent cysts from coming regulary?

I have ovarian cyst pain and suffer from migraines with aura, so beside the birth control is there anything else to prevent cysts from coming regulary?

Sadly, it seems not: Here's info on cysts in general: http://www.prevention.com/health-conditions/cysts-overview It's good to know they are not dangerous, but there is no reliable prevention and this is from the folks who really love prevention. Pain relief may be possible - ask your Dr(s). Also, accupressure, hypnosis, other non-medical ideas may help. ...Read more

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If your male and you get a few migraine auras a mth with no headache do you need to take aspirin continuosly if tolerated?

If your male and you get a few migraine auras a mth with no headache  do you need to take aspirin continuosly if tolerated?

Caution: Based upon your information, I believe your aspirin is due to your prior cardiac condition, not migraine. Agree with migraine prevention, and you might add Butterbur, Feverfew, CoQ-10, riboflavin, or magnesium in addition. ...Read more

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Can i take 1 tablet a day Magnesium Citrate 100mg for Acephalgic Migraine Aura get 5x mth Would this be a crude option or would you agree beneficial?

Acephalgic Migraine: Acephalgic migraine" or "silent migraine" means a migraine that occurs without an actual headache. Any type of migraine — regardless of whether you have an aura with it or not — can be an acephalgic migraine. Causes: Anxiety, insomnia, hormonal changes, odors, changes in diet, physical activities, medicines, etc. I came across: MigraClear and Migraven on the internet, perhaps you should explore op ...Read more

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Take Magnesium Citrate to reduce Migraine Aura 50mg (half Tablet) 3x a day .Told It can irritate with Chronic use as intended as laxative only.True?

Take Magnesium Citrate to reduce Migraine Aura 50mg (half Tablet) 3x a day .Told It can irritate with Chronic use as intended as laxative only.True?

Up to date Dr!: You've a good doctor - work with them. Disuss how it's been working and any side effects, etc. Read here and the talk: http://www.migrainesurvival.com/should-you-be-taking-magnesium This may be a good thing. ...Read more

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How to prevent migraine other than take some medicine?

How to prevent migraine other than take some medicine?

Depends on patient: In my experience, though, many headaches (HA) are misdiagnosed as 'migraines' just because the pain is severe.Cause for these incl. occipital neuralgia, cervicogenic HA, occipital ligament inj, etc.A good history & physical including osteopathic hands-on exam may find the cause.Curative treatment may include osteopathic manipulation, prolotherapy, neuroprolotherapy, etc. ...Read more

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If you are not able to take migraine preventative medication, is there a natural one to take that will ease it or prevent a migraine?

If you are not able to take migraine preventative  medication, is there a natural one to take that will ease it or prevent a migraine?

You bet there is: To prevent headaches, look at riboflavin, magnesium, butterbur, feverfew, co-q-10, taken on a daily basis, often 2 or 3 times daily. An otc agent called dolovent may readily abort an existing headache. Of course, prevention may be achieved with Botox injections, and acupuncture could help. ...Read more

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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