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Medicine 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is Basilar Migraine result of spasm of the artery? Mine started after terrible uncontrolled reaction to pseudoephedrine & hasn't gone away! AHHHHH!
Diagnosed with TIA/Basilar migraine last night. Both cat scans normal. History of severe Chiari Malformation. Further testing warranted?
If I have an intractable Migraine With Brainstem Aura (Basilar Migraine)... am I likely suffering brain damage? Please be brutally honest.
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Migraine preps: In general, the over the counter preparations that market themselves for migraines can be effective against ocular migraines as well. They usually combine an analgesic with a bit of caffeine which causes blood vessels to dilate, alleviating the spasm involved in migraine. ...Read more
Older medicines: The ones usually given are the tryptans. They are expensive and also dangerous with regard to serious effects of vasoconstriction. A multi center study of emergency room treatment of migraine revealed the superiority of phenothiazine–antihistamines such as Phenergan (promethazine) and Compazine. 1 antinausea dose tab at onset, repeat in ½ hr if needed. Repeat sequence 2 hrs from 1st dose. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
As for migraine attack is zomig (zolmitriptan) 2.5 is effective and what's the dosage of this medicine?
Zomig (zolmitriptan): Doses of 2.5 or 5 mg. Are effective for such headaches. Total daily dose is as recommended by your neurologist. ...Read more
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