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Keep Getting Migraine
Why do I keep getting migraine headaches if I take 200mgs Topamax BID and 500 mg of Depakote HS? I've been getting them since I was 13 and I am now 49. I just had a perfectly normal CT scan of the brain.
Can't be exact about:
The cause of headaches because there are several major types, e.g., vascular, sinus, muscular, tension, etc.
Please see you doc so he/she can examine you and give you the proper treatment for the type of headache you have. Consider biofeedback or clinical hypnosis (www.asch.net) after seeing doctor. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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
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.
See a doctor for best treatment. ...Read more
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
Menstrual migraine: 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, 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
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?
I was just wondering why I keep getting migraines randomly and my mood swings alot but i’m mostly just upset and feel like there’s no reason to live?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Why do I keep getting a throbbing migraine type headache whenever I’ve taken a nap,or overslept?
No sickness,just throbbing pain
Headache : It may just be caused by your neck position. Try a firmer pillow. Good Luck ...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
Botox and Surgery: Long term relief of migraines can be achieved with botox. If you have a good response, you may be a candidate for surgery. Surgery has been shown to dramatically decrease the frequency and intensity of migraines. www.themigrainereliefcenter.com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Lifestyle: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I get headaches more than 2x a week, when I get a migraine and it hurts to the point I get sick. What can cause this?
Sounds like migraine: Hello Kristine, It sounds as if you are having migraine headaches. I would recommend an in person evaluation. If your headaches are that frequent and severe, you may need a medication to decrease the frequency which you take every day. Hope that helps, Pamela Svendsen, MD ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I moved from the coast to reno nv It's been a week.. today I have a migraine. Will this get better. I am not even hungry?
What to do if I'm feeling guilty I get a migraine also if I tell any one about it I feel evan more guilty. what should I do?
"Normal guilt": Includes those times when we know we are making choices that vary from our value system. "neurotic guilt" is excessive and we feel guilty over too many things. Please reflect or speak w/a friend to determine your situation and see a mental health professional if the latter. See doc about headaches also to rule out neurological issues. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I have had a migraine for 9 days, already seen all docs, say there r just migraines, but I can't get any relief, please help?
Migraines: intractable head pain needs to be fully worked up before a decision is made that it is just classic migraines. Have they done a full work up? ...Read more
How can I prevent migraine aurus? I get very scared when I have them and I also get them frequently. I don't get a migraine afterwards
Straightforwards: You could prevent these by using OTC riboflavin, butterbur, feverfew, CoQ10 or magnesium on a twice daily basis. I you acquire an aura, 3-4 minutes of hyperventilation into a plastic or paper bag can abort the problem, usually. To go further in these approaches, may be best to schedule a Concierge visit. ...Read more
Can a migraine get terribly worse after 3 days and by day 4 be gone and come back intermittently? Never had one before & its happening to me
I'm so sick of my migraine. I get them every few days and I'm down all day.
I have tried a number of migraine meds that do not work. Help... ?
Migraines: 1.Avoid headache triggers after you identify them, such as certain diets or activities. 2.Daily aerobic exercises. 3.Manage stress. Be around people who lift your spirits. 3.Practice relaxation such as Yoga & imagery. 4.Eat smaller more frequent meals. 5.Drink plenty of fluids. 6.Regulate your sleep habits. 7.Ask your PCP for referral to a Biofeedback therapist. 8.Acupuncture. ...Read more
Had my first migraine ever. Does this mean I am going to get more of them? (life style change drastically in past year) what do I do to prevent them?
Identify: Identify the trigger of you migraines, then adjust your lifestyle to avoid this. I had migraines every month then identified the reason, have been migraine free for many years. The trigger is different for every person and may be difficult to figure out. Have your primary care doctor help you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to get a migraine or HA preventative otc, or what can I take in the mean time to stop my reoccurent HAs? Alternating abortives and Nsai
Holistic approach: Indeed if you prefer more holistic approach. Assuming you are not pregnant butterbur is considered natural "food" and FDA approved for migraine prevention. Please get it from reliable source ie. Made in USA. ;-) other alternative would be vitamin b2 plus magnesium and co q 10. This takes longer before you becomes noticeably better ie 1 month. But one of the most important - avoid triggers!! ...Read more
Have had a migraine for 10 months thatnever goes away. There are days were its just there. Then tere ae days that i cnt evn get out of bed. My husband?
Chronic daily HA: We are seeing an increasing number of patients who evolve into chronic daily headache. This does not respond well to usual migraine medications and may actually be caused by too much migraine medication. Look into stress factors, environmental factors, poor health, toxic exposures, etc. You may benefit from preventative treatment. A thorough medical and neurological evaluation may be of value. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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