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Keep Getting Migraine
I keep getting migraines, even now my head and eyes are aching. I got spectacles in July this year, they helped but now they seem to be not helping. Should I visit a Dr and get tested or?
Migraine headaches are particular type of headache with symptoms of nausea, visual lines, intense headache developing after prodromal symptoms. Eye strain and eye fatigue are another type of headache. If the glasses helped you might just have had eye strain. There are medications and nasal sprays for actual migraine headaches.
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Migraines: You should see a practitioner about frequent migraines. Nausea is considered a usual accompaniment of migraines. When the headaches are frequent, sometimes using medications to treat them too often can actually cause the headaches to be frequent. Otherwise there are many reasons, like sleep deprivation, stress, or other triggers. Please see a doctor. ...Read more
I keep getting migraines, I've had one everyday for 3 days now, it's whenever I go on my phone watch tv or look at smart boards, what should I do?
Migraine headaches: Immediate management of migraines with NSAIDs primarily naproxen which is available over-the-counter is quite effective. Other over-the-counter modalities include feverfew and magnesium. If you are having recurrent migraines then you may need to be on preventative medications. I hope this helps and if required make a virtual appointment ...Read more
Is triggered in susceptible women by fluctuating estrogen levels, usually a decrease in estrogen level just prior to menses. Research has shown that the premenstrual administration of estrogen could decrease, delay, or prevent a migraine attack.
Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for further investigation. ...Read more
I keep getting migraines when I wake up and threw out the day and makes me sick to my belly why is that and how do I stop them?
Time for evaluation.: Swelling of both the ankles and feet can be the symptoms of a number of things. Migraine headaches may or may not be associated with the swelling. You need to have a thorough evaluation to begin untangling the possibilities. Begin with a primary care of internal medicine specialist. ...Read more
I keep getting migraines, even now my head and eyes are aching. I got spectacles in July this year, they helped but now they seem to be not helping.
See neurologist: You are correct that eyestrain can lead to headache, as well as irritation of the temporalis muscle which is compressed by your glasses wing. Jaw problems, occipital nerve irritation, weather, diet, hunger, sleep lack, stress and many other things cause migraines as well. See a specialist in migraines to get preventative measures that limit frequency and intensity ...Read more
I keep getting migraines, it's been now 12 days. Nausea, dizziness, feeling of tingling and warmth on top of head, neck stiffness, ear is ringing, ?
The million dollar?: Migraine can have many triggers. Keeping a diary of things you are exposed to such as foods, specific drinks, odors, etc. Will help you identify your triggers so you can avoid them. Sometimes no trigger is found. You should confirm with your doctor it is migraine & not something else. The wrong medications can make migraine worse. Consider prophylactic & abortive treatment. ...Read more
I have Crohn's I am anemic because of blood loss. I take prescribed iron pills but I keep getting crazy migraines. Is low iron the cause?
Yes, sometimes: If you are losing gross blood, you need to be on stronger medicine. Low HGB is one good reason for headaches. Talk to your crohn's doctor. If your disease is active, there are good drugs to usually control it. ...Read more
Possibly pregnant keep getting bad migraines that lasts for weeks until it gets so bad I go to the ER the ONLY thing that helps is morphine help?
Break up pattern: The ER is absolutely the worst place to go with a migraine, as the lights, noise, commotion, make all worse. Narcotics such as morphine are completely inappropriate and breed chronic daily headaches. If you are pregnant, breathing 100% oxygen may help. If not, should start an OTC preventative, such as riboflavin, Co-Q10, butterbur, even magnesium. Find headache specialist. ...Read more
Ate too many vitamins and now my eyes feel swollen, I keep feeling hot, I get migraines every time I hear noise, when I stand I feel dizzy what's wrong?
? viral infection: Not sure what you mean by "ate too many vitamins" but you need to take a really huge amount of vitamins to have them cause any symptoms other than stomach upset or perhaps temporary flushing from niacin. Your symptoms are probably unrelated to the vitamins. Feeling hot suggests you may have a fever; this may be a flu-like viral illness. This should get better soon. If symptoms persist see a doctor. ...Read more
Migraine Triggers: A variety of external factors can trigger a migraine attack in certain individuals who may have a genetic or neurochemical predisposition to migraine. External triggers such as weather-related changes, high humidity, high altitude, hot water and stress have all been implicated in migraine. See a specialist for migraine management. ...Read more
Physical exertion: Migraines occur in people with a genetic predisposition. Different people have different predisposing factors and triggers. Physical exertion commonly makes migraines worse. Physical exertion appears to be a trigger for your migraines. You should explore prophylactic treatment for migraines. For more info, see: http://understandingmigraine. Blogspot. Com/ ...Read more
Aura: Migraine varies from person to person, and your form is likely termed "classical migraine", where the initial symptoms affect your eyes and later the headache develops. This is a result of an electrochemical change in the back of the brain (occipital lobe). Talk to your doctor about both preventative and abortive therapies. ...Read more
Migraine diagnosis: Migraines are a specific type of headache which can be associated with some unusual and sometimes frightening symptoms. Neurologists are the specialists that are experts in headaches, but many family doctors and internist have a lot of experience in diagnosing migraines. For more information about migraines see: http://understandingmigraine. Blogspot. Com/ ...Read more
It is but.. .: This is chronic daily headache, which can have many different causes. Migraine is one. A common cause is medication overuse; people who frequently use (OTC or Rx) headache medicines are at risk to have headaches that are caused by those medicines. If this describes you, a holiday from medication may be in order. Discuss with your PCP or neurologist. ...Read more
I've had 6 migraine episodes within the last 7 weeks. What is causing this? I cannot get any relief.
Depends: It would be important to know if you have had migraines previously and how long are the headache episodes lasting. If your headaches are new or different than your usual headache, a consultation with a headache doctor is indicated. Many things can cause headache exacerbations such as changes in sleep, stress, diet, hormones, foods etc. Talk with your doctor about your current pattern. ...Read more
My worse migraine is on the left side and know I'm in trouble when this side starts. Sometimes I can get them on the right side and not as bad. Why?
Can switch sides: Headaches can switch sides though with migraines most people have a particular "favorite" side. If you'd like a private consultation to see what we can do to solve your headache problem I'd be happy to help as a headache specialist. I would have you fill out a diary of information before determining what to do. Please look me up @ www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi and set up an appointment with me. ...Read more
I've never been able to workout in the mornings because inevitably I get a migraine later in the day. Is this something I can "train" my body to do?
Hi could you lease tell me if you think I need to go and get help ASAP. I have bad symptoms for over 12 months that are worsening. My migraine are becoming more severe and more frequent. Every 2nd day I've got a migraine and migraine gets worse if I move
NO NEED TO PANIC: If you had anything serious you cant be going on for 1 year. If someone has early morning headaches, associated with projectile vomiting that is vomiting with a force and double vision you need to worry. If some one has severe neck stiffness or fever need to worry. Yours is more like chronic daily headache possibly tension headache ...Read more
Complicated Migraine: What you are describing are migraines that are associated with focal weakness. .... Complicated migraines. You need therapy, would discuss with your neurologist, or if you don't have one, get one. ...Read more
Depends on pills: There are medicines to PREVENT migraine (beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, topirimate) that do not cause addiction but may need to be tapered if they are to be stopped. Drugs like Fioricet and its generic equivalents contain butalbital, a barbiturate which causes physical dependency and addiction. Drugs like Zomig (zolmitriptan) to treat migraine do not cause any dependency. ...Read more
4 to 72 hours rule: The ihs headache classification committee defines migraine as an idiopathic recurring headache disorder with attacks lasting 4 to 72 hours. The important characteristic of migraine is that routine physical activity, or even head movement, often aggravates the headache. Migraine sufferers often withdraw to a quiet, darkened room and attempt to sleep. ...Read more
Best to prevent: In this regard, several approved fda meds such as beta-blockers, topamax, (topiramate) depakote, but some pts seem to do well on tricyclics, and calcium channel blockers. Otc approaches include riboflavin, co-q-10, butterbur, feverfew, magnesium. Greater occipital nerve blocks and Botox may be other choices. Triggers from red wine, aged cheeses, msg, nitrites might be present. ...Read more
Eating regularly?: Migraine is often triggering by irregular eating habits. If you are not eating at least 3 meals a day but eating only when you feel hungry or have time to do so, it is the fasting which is triggering your migraine and not the food. Having said that alcohol, msg, alcohol, and? Chocolate have been known as migraine triggers. ...Read more
For immediate relief. acetaminophen is probably the safest drug is your liver is in good health.
For prevention, follow an autoimmune diet (no grains, lentils, milk protein. Eat plenty of vegetables, flesh foods. Also consume some saturated fat, olive oil).
Take vit D3 and probiotics daily. ...Read more
How do you tell between a severe migraine and something worse? When do you get contend enough for Dr/ER?
I have migraine pain every day. I get up every morning with heavy head. How can I reduce the number of attacks?
See a neurologist: Your migraines do not appear to be under control. You should keep a log of the location, timing, duration, characteristics, and intensity of these episodes and take the log with you to a neurologist. OTC remedies might include magnesium oxide, riboflavin, or butterbur. See a neurologist. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/migraine.html ...Read more