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Although there are medications that relieve migraines, are there any medications that prevent them?

Although there are medications that relieve migraines, are there any medications that prevent them?

Yes: There are migraine specific medications known as triptans that are very effective in most cases for stopping the headache. Other medications that can be used are nsaids, and combination medications such as excedrine. The key to success with abortive medications is to treat the headache before it gets bad. With the preventive medications, it may take 3 months before they start working so be patient. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more


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Are there any over-the-counter medications MS vitamins that help with alcohol withdrawal and seizure prevention ?

Are there any over-the-counter medications MS vitamins that help with alcohol withdrawal and seizure prevention ?

Under Supervision: Withdrawal from alcohol should be taken quite seriously. If one has been drinking sufficient quantities of alcohol, there is a risk of severe withdrawal symptoms including seizures and even death. In such situations, there are no vitamins or over-the-counter supplements that can prevent such symptoms. Withdrawal alcohol, only under the supervision of a physician who understands the dangers. ...Read more

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Are there any tonics that can help to prevent headaches?

Are there any tonics that can help to prevent headaches?

Probably: But you need to understand their origin and deal with that first. If there are food triggers, then eliminate those foods from your diet. Drink more eater. Are you stressed? Out of alignment? Chiropractic care can work wonders. A tonic will help when it is best directed at your body's needs. ...Read more

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Can the pain reducing effects of tramadol lessen over time? What other medication could help control cervical spondylosis pain? Tried neurontin (gabapentin)...

Can the pain reducing effects of tramadol lessen over time?  What other medication could help control cervical spondylosis pain?  Tried neurontin (gabapentin)...

Tramadol is a good: Drug because it works through many mechanisms. The next step up from that is Nucynta (tapentadol) which is available when tramadol no longer helps. You can ask your doctor about other non-opiod medications to be used in conjunction with the opiods for optimal pain relief. ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to help ease pain of migraine headaches?

Are there any good ways to help ease pain of migraine headaches?

Many choices: Traditionally, the triptans are best in stopping headaches, and many of these exist including relpax, (eletriptan) frova, zomig, treximet, etc. Ergotamines, cambia, dolovent, 100% oxygen, injectable compazine, might be tried. Best to avoid opiates, which can cause rebound and even chronic daily headaches. ...Read more

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Is there any medication made specifically to prevent migraines?

Is there any medication made specifically to prevent migraines?

Not a medication but: you can learn self hypnosis and reduce your anxiety. It can be used in a preventative way to keep you less anxious and prevent migrains. It can be learned quickly and help you right away. Call a psychologist trained in hypnotherapy. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal supplements that help reduce the vertigo symptoms? 

Are there any herbal supplements that help reduce the vertigo symptoms? 

Vertigo symptoms: Before you start supplementing make sure that you have been properly and completely evaluated by a neurologist of the condition. An often missed condition for vertigo is called superior semicircular canal dehiscence syndrome that is easily diagnosed with a ct scan and testing. This is treatable and vertigo can become worse if missed. A well trained neurologist or ENT physician will help wit this. ...Read more

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Can sex help relieve migraines?

Can sex help relieve migraines?

Anecdotal evidence: that sex can help headaches. Any physical activity can cause or exacerbate migraine by increasing blood pressure and causing a dilation of the cerebral blood vessels. Do your own experimenting to find out whether sex has any effect or can abort your migraine episodes. ...Read more

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Are there any hiv/aids preventative shots or meds you can take?

Are there any hiv/aids preventative shots or meds you can take?

Soon: There is no vaccine available, and none is on the horizon yet. There is a medication that is already being used for treatment that is likely will be approved for prevention. It will primarily be recommended for use in people who are at very high risk for acquiring the virus. Article available here: hhttp://tinyurl.Com/6uqb337 ...Read more

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Can nitroglycerin be used to treat migraines? Any help appreciated!

Can nitroglycerin be used to treat migraines? Any help appreciated!

Migraine: is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. This condition must be professionally managed. Nitroglycerin is a major migraine inducer and is contraindicated for migraine treatment. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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What otc medicine can prevent bronchospasm?

What otc medicine can prevent bronchospasm?

No fooling around: bronchospasm can develop into life threatening disease. You want to see a lung specialist. ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medications are used to relieve pain?

What medications are used to relieve pain?

Otc: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read more

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Can nonprescription medicines help relieve the pain?

Can nonprescription medicines help relieve the pain?

OTC Help: Absolutely. For a minor acute problem an otc such as advil (ibuprofen) can work well to reduce the swelling and thus the pain. Do not continue for mare than 3 to 5 days since overuse can cause other problems and may be masking a greater problem. See a specialist if the otc's do not help in just a few days. Your pcp is a great resource here. For more chronic issues see a reputable pain management speciali. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments to alleviate symptoms of bruxism?

Are there any alternative treatments to alleviate symptoms of bruxism?

Bruxism sympttoms: Motrin, advil (ibuprofen) are great to treat symptoms of bruxism but i would treat the bruxism and the symptoms should alleviate. Speak to your dentist about an appliance like a night guard or an nti appliance. ...Read more

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What can vitamins/medications can prevent premenstrual migraines?

What can vitamins/medications can prevent premenstrual migraines?

Migraine prevention: Migraine prevention is normally recommended when headaches occur 2 or more days per week. They work best when they are used continuously. Substances known to help prevent migraines include magnesium, butterbur, amitriptyline, topiramate, propranolol, and vitamin B2. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What alternative medicines can help relieve symptoms of chronic Lyme disease?

What alternative medicines can help relieve symptoms of chronic Lyme disease?

Yes there are: I can't possibly cover all the alterativs that help. I'll assume you mean in addition to antibiotics which you are taking. Support adrenal system with adaptogens like eleuthero senticosis, panax ginseng, rhodiols rosea, holy basil. These help rebalance andrenals, support immune system and restore energy. Drink lots of water w/lemon juice, eat organic fruits & veggies. Check out your thyroid too. ...Read more

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Any homeopathic or Ayurvedic medicines for migraines with severe photophobia ?

Any homeopathic or Ayurvedic medicines for migraines with severe photophobia ?

Migraines: Homeopathy can be very helpful to people with migraines. You need to have your case taken by a skilled classical homeopath, though. There are over 1000 remedies known for headaches alone, so you need help selecting! some remedies that meet your specific criteria could be nat mur, belladonna, and sanguinaria. ...Read more

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Can there be any effective natural stress relief supplements?

Can there be any effective natural stress relief supplements?

Yes: I would not be using these with any psychotropic medications, alcohol, or other drugs. But passionflower and lemon balm can be very helpful. Tension release by mega foods combines these & is safe. Also kava stress relief by yogi tea. The longer you steep this tea (it also has nice spices in it) the stronger it gets, though. Milky oats is another -- like nature's xanax (alprazolam) & not habituating. ...Read more