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How can I prevent migraine and what is the best medication for it?

Should see doc soon: Migraine can be debilitating for some people. If infrequent attack, then use abortive med i.E imitrex, axert, (almotriptan) zomig etc..If you have frequent attacks, your doc can assess and prescribe meds to prevent/reduce it from coming too often. Depend on your case, doc can pick one best fit for you. U can minimize attacks by not skipping meals; go sleep at regular hours, keep good hydration etc....Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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


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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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Please describe a good medication for migraine prevention?

Some antidepressants: Certain antidepressants in low doses are acceptable for migraine prevention. The tricyclics such as Elavil (amitriptyline) are a particular class that have been used for years. They work better over a longer period of time and as such should be used primarily under a physician supervision. ...Read more

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Can sedation medication for a colonoscopy cause a migraine? If so is there any way to prevent it from happening?

Can sedation medication for a colonoscopy cause a migraine? If so is there any way to prevent it from happening?

Migraines: Typically patient's receiving sedation for colonoscopy receive either Midazolam (versed), fentanyl (sublimaze), or Propofol (diprivan) or a combination of the above. I am not aware of these medications typically precipitating migraines but the trigger's for migraines are multiple and could easily include not eating prior to your procedure or mild dehydration. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC medication to prevent and treat migraine headache?

What is the best OTC medication to prevent and treat migraine headache?

NSAIDs: The use of NSAIDs to prevent migraine is usually recommended during those time periods in which a migraine is most likely to be triggered. To lessen the need for acute pharamcologic therapy, prophylactic drug therapy and nonpharmacologic therapies are used. Some patients who experience frequent severe headaches may require both abortive and prophylactic therapy. Hope it makes sense? ...Read more

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What causes these recurring headaches? Is it migraine? How can I prevent them from occurring? What over-the-counter medications are available for the

What causes these recurring headaches? Is it migraine? How can I prevent them from occurring? What over-the-counter medications are available for the

Not enough info: Frequent, or daily, headaches can be caused by many different things. This includes medications, among others. You should see someone who deals frequently with headaches, to help sort things out. ...Read more

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What is the best way to prevent migraine?

What is the best way to prevent migraine?

Talk w/ your doctor: Whether or not you take preventive medications, lifestyle changes can help reduce number & severity of migraines. Avoid triggers (foods, scents). Establish regular sleep & meals. Control stress. Exercise regularly but warm up slowly as sudden, intense exercise can cause headaches. Obesity may be a factor & regular exercise can help reduce weight. Reduce the effects of estrogen. ...Read more

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I suffer from terrible migraine and I'm looking for anything that will help prevent them. I have been to many doctors and nothing works.

I suffer from terrible migraine and I'm looking for anything that will help prevent them. I have been to many doctors and nothing works.

Try: pain management doctors to see if the upper cervical vertebral joints or greater occipital nerves are contributing to your migraines. Migraines are hard to treat, as you've experienced. Also visit a headache clinic in a university hospital near you. ...Read more

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Where i work, i go into the freezer 0 dregrees. If i'm in the more than two minutes, i get a migraine. What's the cause of this? How can I prevent it?

Where i work, i go into the freezer 0 dregrees. If i'm in the more than two minutes, i get a migraine. What's the cause of this? How can I prevent it?

Avoidance: There are many triggers for migraines. Some simple and others more difficult to discern. There are medications to avert migraines, you can try them if you cannot avoid the freezer at work. Also check your vitamin d 25 (oh). ...Read more