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Medications Relieve Migraines Any Prevent
Should see doc soon: Migraine can be debilitating for some people. If infrequent attack, then use abortive med i.E imitrex, axert, 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Some antidepressants: Certain antidepressants in low doses are acceptable for migraine prevention. The tricyclics such as Elavil 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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