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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 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 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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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?

 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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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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Have migraine, take pillsū to prevent it. 2 a day. last 2weeks has been non stop. no change in diet. can pills have lost their effect on me?

Have migraine, take pillsū to prevent it. 2 a day. last 2weeks has been non stop. no change in diet. can pills have lost their effect on me?

Migraines: Have you checked with your dentist? Migraines are often caused by bruxism (chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching). Migraines caused by bruxism will not be helped by migraine meds. ...Read more

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While taking Lexapro 10mg for anxiety disorder, can I take Flunarizine 5 mg at once when having Migraine? Can Lexapro itself prevent me from Migraine?

While taking Lexapro 10mg for anxiety disorder, can I take Flunarizine 5 mg at once when having Migraine? Can Lexapro itself prevent me from Migraine?

Yes, you can, but: 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. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. Lexapro is helpful for migraine prevention. ...Read more

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I have migraines once a week. Acidity and/or flatulence precede the migraine. I take 500 mg naproxen for a migraine. How do I prevent migraine attack?

I have migraines once a week. Acidity and/or flatulence precede the migraine. I take 500 mg naproxen for a migraine. How do I prevent migraine attack?

Migraine ppx : You first see your doctor to make sure this is migraine and not another headaches syndrome or systemic condition. Next step is identification and avoidance of triggers. Depending on severity and frequency of your migraine, daily prophylactic therapy with beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, tcas, anticonvulsants, etc. Can be tried. Triptans +/- naprosyn for abortive therapy. ...Read more

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Is it effective to take verapamil for migraine prevention?

If have chronic type: There r certain medications that may be very helpful to prevent migraine; if ha occurs 10-15 / month, its chronic. Beta-blockers (eg propranolol), calcium channel blocker (eg verapamil), tricyclics (amitriptylline), nsaid's (naproxen) may work. Avoid triggers ( wines, aged cheeses, loud noise, some weathers, uri's, fatigue, stressful confrontations) may all help prevent. Force a smile, again, agai. ...Read more

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Migraine (Definition)

A head pain which is usually recurrent, and often in variable locations and severity, associated with few or all the following symptoms; fear of light, fear of sound, nausea, vomiting, bright or dark spots floating in front of eyes, tingling and numbness of one side of face or body. All ...Read more