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What are the most common migraine symptoms?

What are the most common migraine symptoms?

Migraine: Aside from headache, migraines may be associated with flashing lights, zigzags, light sensitivity, sound sensitivity, and sometimes numbness in certain parts of the body. Contact your pcp if you have any of these symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Osman Farooq
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Common Migraine (Definition)

We are seeing many patients with severe migraine with severe pain, photophobia, nausea, vomiting, vertigo, weak, sweaty, pale, tremulous, miserable that takes hours to resolve. These are still considered common due to not being complicated by visual illusions, hemiparesis, ophthalmoplegia, or stroke - like features. The distinction common vs complex is not easy nor ...Read more


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What are the most common migraine triggers?

What are the most common migraine triggers?

Identify triggers: There are certain foods and aspects of lifestyle that can trigger or worsen headaches and migraines. The best way to identify triggers is to maintain a headache diary and keep a list of foods eaten before your migraine.

Common triggers include chocolate, caffeine, cheese, msg, processed meats, alcohol, smoking/being around smoke, stress, skipping meals, lack of sleep or too much sleep. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: common migraine?

What is the definition or description of: common migraine?

Not complicated: We are seeing many patients with severe migraine with severe pain, photophobia, nausea, vomiting, vertigo, weak, sweaty, pale, tremulous, miserable that takes hours to resolve. These are still considered common due to not being complicated by visual illusions, hemiparesis, ophthalmoplegia, or stroke - like features. The distinction common vs complex is not easy nor is it clinically useful. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for common migraine?

What is the treatment for common migraine?

Identify triggers: There are certain foods and aspects of lifestyle that can trigger or worsen headaches and migraines. The best way to identify triggers is to maintain a headache diary and keep a list of foods eaten before your migraine.

Common triggers include chocolate, caffeine, cheese, msg, processed meats, alcohol, smoking/being around smoke, stress, skipping meals, lack of sleep or too much sleep. ...Read more

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What are some common migraine meds?

What are some common migraine meds?

Migraine Meds: Medications which are commonly effective in the treatment of migraines include: OTC medications, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, and combination medications which contain aspirin, acetaminophen, and caffeine. Triptans are medications specific for migraines. Ergotamines are older medications which are still commonly used. For more information see: http://understandingmigraine. Blogspot. Com/ ...Read more

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What are the most common migraine headache symptoms? How does aura differ?

What are the most common migraine headache symptoms? How does aura differ?

Migraine headache: Migraine symptoms are frontal throbing headache with one of the following: nausea, vomiting, inability to stand bright light or noise.
Aura symptoms are: visual disturbances like blurry vision, seeing flashes or zigzag, dizziness, numbness or weakness in one side of the body, the aura usually is followed by the headache. ...Read more

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How common is Familial hemiplegic migraine vs common migraine?

How common is Familial hemiplegic migraine vs common migraine?

Genetics: There is usually a genetic component in all migraine variants; however, hemiplegic migraines are certainly less common than classic migraine; however, theoretically, more dangerous. ...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?

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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Are migraine headaches more common in younger women?

Are migraine headaches more common in younger women?

Yes: Women have a higher incidence than men, and migraines typically start when we are younger (20s-30s), sometimes even younger... ...Read more

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Are migraine headaches more common in women than men?

Are migraine headaches more common in women than men?

Yes: About 75% of migraineurs (people who have migraine headaches) are women. That means 3 out of 4 migraineurs are women. Before puberty, more boys than girls get migraine headaches. After puberty, more girls have migraines than boys do. ...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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Why non migraine headache more common among age between 20and30?

Why non migraine headache more common among age between 20and30?

See below: Most headaches are not migraine.

The most common headache disorder in the general population is
episodic tension-type headache, which affects 40% of the population. These are the bilateral, pressing or squeezing headaches of everyday life that do not have many accompanying features. Migraine also is a common primary headache disorder, affecting 18% of women and 6% of men. ...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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What would be the most common causes and best remedies for migraine headaches?

Who knows: That's the billion dollar question--whoever comes up with a universal answer will be a billionaire. Unfortunately, causes and types of migraine are so varied there is no simple, common treatment that works for everyone (or for even a majority). You need to discover what causes your migraines and eliminate those causes from your life if possible to even begin to figure out the answer for you. ...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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Migraine : is this common for people who have migraine aches that it will betemporary or forever?

Migraine headache: Migraine is a form of headache. Depend on the causes of the migraine, it can be temporary or long lasting. Please see your doctor for a comprehensive evaluation. ...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

Dr. Bennett Machanic
1,496 Doctors shared insights

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


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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