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What's vertibro basilar migraine?

What's vertibro basilar migraine?

Basilar artery: Basilar artery migraine involves reduction of blood flow through the basilar artery, the main blood supply to the brainstem and posterior portion of the brain. It often presents with loss of consciousness and when come to, there is a throbbing headache. Women with basilar migraine should not take birth control pills, since there is a likelihood of debilitating stroke with the combination. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Migraine Headaches (Definition)

Migraine headaches are a common condition that often include a headache with throbbing, pulsing pain, blurriness of vision, nausea, and sensitivity to light. They ...Read more


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I have basilar migraine, what is it?

I have basilar migraine, what is it?

Type of migraine: Considered a subtype of migraine with aura, this migraine starts in the basilar artery, which forms at the base of the skull. It occurs mainly in young people. Symptoms may include vertigo (the room spins), ringing in the ears, slurred speech, unsteadiness, possibly loss of consciousness, and severe headaches. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Basilar migraine?

What is the definition or description of: Basilar migraine?

Basilar migraine: Vertebro-basilar migraine usually has visual aura followed by classic throbbing headaches ...Read more

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What is the treatment for basilar migraine?

What is the treatment for basilar migraine?

Multiple options: The best idea is to stop migraines from developing. Preventive treatments include: medications, procedures-botox, nutritional supplements, increased exercise, and avoidance of migraine triggers. Treatments once a migraine develops include nsaid's (motrin), triptans (sumatriptan) amount others. There is not, to my knowledge, a specific treatment for basilar migraine. Get help-neurologist. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor is a basilar migraine expert?

What kind of doctor is a basilar migraine expert?

Special headaches: A neurologist or a neurologist who specializes in the care of headaches should be able to answer all of your questions about this. ...Read more

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Is Basilar Migraine result of spasm of the artery? Mine started after terrible uncontrolled reaction to pseudoephedrine & hasn't gone away! AHHHHH!

Is Basilar Migraine result of spasm of the artery? Mine started after terrible uncontrolled reaction to pseudoephedrine & hasn't gone away! AHHHHH!

Insufficient data: Please repost and describe the symptoms of what you are calling Basilar Migraine. Who made that diagnosis? Vascular spasm is an obsolete theory of migraine pathogenesis that was superseded at least 20 years ago. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with TIA/Basilar migraine last night. Both cat scans normal. History of severe Chiari Malformation. Further testing warranted?

Symptomatic Chiari: It would be worth having a neurosurgeon evaluate you & review your current MRI. If you have no current MRI, the neurosurgeon will order one & any other needed studies. ...Read more

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If I have an intractable Migraine With Brainstem Aura (Basilar Migraine)... am I likely suffering brain damage? Please be brutally honest.

If I have an intractable Migraine With Brainstem Aura (Basilar Migraine)... am I likely suffering brain damage? Please be brutally honest.

Honesty is good: Brutality is bad. The likelihood that your headache is an indication of brain damage is very small. Almost zero. But you do need to try to have a conversation w/ a Dr about how to obtain the reassurance you need. I'' refer you to one here. ...Read more

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I'm just after an op for breast cancer grad3 and I have been told I have non Hopkins lymphoma and basilar migraine and letrozole?

I'm just after an op for breast cancer grad3 and I have been told I have non Hopkins lymphoma and basilar migraine and letrozole?

Very complicated!: It sounds like you have 2 different cancers: 1. Breast cancer, and 2. Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Letrozole is a medication used to treat breast cancer when the tumor has the estrogen receptor. It does not treat lymphoma. You can ask your doctor what treatment is planned for each cancer. Best of luck to you! ...Read more

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What migraine medicines are most effective?

What migraine medicines are most effective?

Depends on patient: Some meds abort migraine if taken early (ex. Ergotamine, Imitrex), others are preventive (ex. Inderal).Some are for pain relief (ex. Opiates).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 & phys. Incl osteopathic hands-on exam may help ...Read more

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What migraine medicines are the most effective?

What migraine medicines are the most effective?

Lots of choices: To stop headaches, we have triptans, such as imitrex, frova, relpax, (eletriptan) zomig, maxalt. To prevent headaches, prescriptions for depakote, topamax, beta-blockers, or Botox injections. Also otc preps, such as butterbur, feverfew, riboflavin, magnesium, co-q-10. ...Read more

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I have migraine what should medicine do I take?

I have migraine what should medicine do I take?

Migraine headache: You can try over-the-counter remedies but you should see your regular doctor for a complete evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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May I know what is the best medicine for migraine?

Depends: Migraine prevention can be achieved by using drugs normally prescribed for hypertension, seizure disorder, and depression. Choice of the best migraine drug will depend on your particular circumstances and your tolerance of side effects. ...Read more

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What is a good medicine for migraine headache?

What is a good medicine for migraine headache?

Migralex and Imitrex (sumatriptan): Migralex is a rapidly acting non-prescription medicine which contains Aspirin and magnesium but not caffeine and which is safer than many other medications (you can buy it on migralex. Com and amazon. Com). Imitrex or sumatriptan is a prescription drug for migraine headaches and can be tried if migralex is ineffective. If neither drug provides complete relief, they can be taken together. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for migraine headache?

What is the best medicine for migraine headache?

That depends: It really depends on multiple factors, and it can vary from person to person. In addition to medications, it is important to try to identify any potential headache triggers. The best way to do that is to maintain a headache diary. ...Read more

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How do you cure a migraine headache without medicine?

How do you cure a migraine headache without medicine?

Migraine: I don't think there is a cure for migraine. You can avoid triggers, allergies and get 8 hrs sleep, which may reduce the frequency of migraines. Sometimes migraines can be related to allergies, but relatively rare. Avoid alcohol, smoking and high anxiety sleepless nights. You should be guided by your local ophthalmologist or neurologist if available. ...Read more

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How to prevent migraine other than take some medicine?

How to prevent migraine other than take some medicine?

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

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Is there any over the counter medicine for a cluster migraine?

Is there any over the counter medicine for a cluster migraine?

Melatonin: At least 10mg at night, BUT has to be "good" melatonin. Whenever you buy cheap "vitamins" over the counter, you never really know what you're getting. This has worked for some, but not all. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best medicine to take for a migraine headache?

Could you tell me what's the best medicine to take for a migraine headache?

Migraine: There are two kinds of therapies: abortive- design to alleviate the pain during am attack and preventive- designed to reduce frequency and intensity of migraine. Migraine is usually triggered by either diet, poor sleep, stress or certain medications. Check with your doctor to find our whatever be your best medication as it may vary for person to person based on their history. ...Read more

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I have migraine and always I use samaritan. L want to know about side effects of this drug.

I have migraine and always I use samaritan. L want to know about side effects of this drug.

Presume you mean: Sumatriptan, which is the very oldest triptan. Too much too frequently can risk heart attack or stroke, so much stay within guidelines. Immediate drowsiness or dizziness can occur, and rarely contributes to a bit more nausea, but really side effects relatively uncommon. Unlikely to cause long-term problems, as long as blood pressure normal and cardiovasc risks absent. ...Read more

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Can certain drugs trigger migraine headaches? Is it possible for some drugs or medications to be the cause of migraine headaches? .

Can certain drugs trigger migraine headaches? Is it possible for some drugs or medications to be the cause of migraine headaches? .

Yes, potentially: If one looks in pdr, one would think that all drugs could cause headaches, but some are more often the culprits. Watch out for female hormonal agents, medicines used for blood pressure control, items to control thyroid fnctn, some ms and anti-epileptic drugs, just to name a few. ...Read more

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Sever migraine medicine not helping I have had this headache now for about 3 weeks. Asap response please don't know what else to do or try?

Sever migraine medicine not helping I have had this headache now for about 3 weeks. Asap response please don't know what else to do or try?

Headache (HA) help: Your list shows aspirin, ibu, and tramadol; if that's all you've tried, don't worry. These are painkillers, but they don't 'break' a ha. I usually prescribe Prednisone for intractable ha. If that doesn't work, I sometimes admit people to the hospital for dhe. Usually takes about 2-3 days to work and we can give other IV medications at the same time. You may need to take a daily med to prevent. ...Read more

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Will predisone for a few days break a 2 week long migraine? I can't use most other migraine drugs and am desperate. Saw neuro, nothing serious wrong.

Will predisone for a few days break a 2 week long migraine? I can't use most other migraine drugs and am desperate. Saw neuro, nothing serious wrong.

It could work: Sometimes Prednisone can be used to break migraine cycles. I am glad that you saw neurology for reassurance as migraine is one of the more common reasons for headache. As long as you have normal kidney function sometimes magnesium can be used as well to help that a lot of people tend to forget about. ...Read more

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Can migraine and tension ha come together? And last for more than a week? Bad ha since last week after days of dizines and confusion. Medicine useless

Yes, not unique: You may be escalating into "chronic daily headaches", and this pattern needs to be broken up asap. You failed to list your meds, so cannot comment on reason for failure, but best you avoid pain meds of all sorts including nsaid's, narcotics, and tylenol (acetaminophen). Could improve with preventative meds, botox, or acupuncture. Discuss these approaches with your doctor. ...Read more

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Migraine 3 days. Iv drugs in er. Pain free 3 days. Migraine returned 1 day. Do I go back 2 ER or wait a few more days? Don't want to look like drug see

Migraine 3 days. Iv drugs in er. Pain free 3 days. Migraine returned 1 day. Do I go back 2 ER or wait a few more days? Don't want to look like drug see

Migraines: Migraines can be debilitating. Unfortunately, there are no obvious physical measures on the examination to substantiate the claims of pain. Often, headache sufferers will be dismissed by ER physicians because there are many patients addicted to pain medicine that ruin the reputation of people with real pain syndromes. See a neurologist and obtain medications to prevent and treat the headaches. ...Read more

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Is Ibuprofen the best medicine for Migraine?

Is Ibuprofen the best medicine for Migraine?

Depends: The BEST pill for a migraine patient could be DIFFERENT for every patient under discussion & defined by what BEST works for THAT person. Make sense? There's no such thing as the UNIVERSAL MIGRAINE PILL that works best for EVERYONE. But, THE TRIPTANS is what we would say would be the GOLD STANDARD for treating migraine sufferers. More Questions? Www. Healthtap. Com/dr-saghafi ...Read more

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


Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Basilar Migraine (Definition)

Vertebro-basilar migraine usually has visual aura followed ...Read more