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Medicine For Migraine
Many medications: Some people respond to rescue medications such as the triptan group preventative medications help lessen the frequency of migraines in other people. There are many options, such as, Botox injections, topamax, (topiramate) cymbalta, hormone therapy for females, Propranolol and others. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Almost all madication go through the milk to the baby, some could harmful to the baby. ...Read more
Butterbur: There are excellent herbal and mineral treatments that seem to help with migraine. A good health food store can provide literature. Willow bark and butterbur are examples. Anti-nausea treatments are useful as are sedatives. The photophobia is the brain's protection that forces you to close your eyes and sleep. Dark, quiet and cool and sleep are the best treatments for migraine. ...Read more
Depends...: It depends upon the type of migraine; and the rest of your medical history(other conditions, any alleriges?, any other medications that you take, etc.) some neurologists use anaprox ds; others prefer imitrex (sumatriptan)...Usually practitioner preference; again keeping the above about you in mind. Cheers! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Migraine Treatment: There are many good medications for migraine treatment. Migraine is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Today effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education 2) non-pharmacological management (diet, sleep hygiene, acupuncture) and 3) pharmacological (triptans, topamax, (topiramate) etc) management. Rec.:see orofacial pain or headache specialist. Hope it helps. ...Read more
Advil (ibuprofen) type meds: Medications such as advil (ibuprofen) or excedrin are otc non-prescription options that can reduce migraine pain. Some have found benefit via supplementation such as magnesium (would discuss with your family doctor first to make sure you don't take too much). ...Read more
What does it mean when my head has been continuously hurting for two days straight and i take medicine for migraines daily?
See your MD: It means that you need to be seen and evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
Prophylactic meds: Of the blood pressure medications that have been used for migraine prophylaxis, the beta blockers (propranolol, atenolol) and calcium channel blockers (verapamil). Each of these medications has a different side effect profile, and a neurologist can help you find the best option for you. ...Read more
Depends on the meds: It totally depends on the medications you take to treat your migraines and the associated symptoms. Some may enter the breast milk, some may not. This would best be answered by consulting about your specific meds with your OB and your pediatric physician, maybe even your pharmacist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there have any suitable medicine to control migraine. My gf 22years and she have migraine. Give me a solution to control that.
Medicine for chronic migraines (average duration 9 hours)? Doctors are not convinced I have migraines so I am not allowed migraine meds.
Headaches: Review with the doctor or neurologist what tests you need and what your detailed history of headaches include. If you have other symptoms besides headaches review that as well. There are many types of headaches besides migraines and many different triggers for each person. Hope you feel well soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need medicine for a migraine I've had Imitrex (sumatriptan) and a shot injection but don't like the side effects of either is there anything out now thats better?
Headache. Pain: Pain is a process of repeating questions, reexamining, testing blood, doing studies (x-rays ct MRI eeg...), trying combination of meds. Time to figure out response (sometimes we change meds too soon) time for a particular diagnosis to manifest and treat accordingly. The more your doctor knows you the better for you. It's challenging, but is duable. Best of luck to you and health. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am taking Naproxen Sodium 550mg 2x a day for 7days and Dolo-Neurobion 1x a day for 30days. Is this the right medicine for my migraine?
Migraine treatment: There are many good medications for migraine treatment. Migraine is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Today effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education 2) non-pharmacological management (diet, sleep hygiene, acupuncture) and 3) pharmacological (triptans, topamax, (topiramate) etc) management. Rec.:see orofacial pain or headache specialist. Hope it helps. ...Read more
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
I am drinking medicine to manage my migraines but they don't seem to be working. I get a headache everyday and a migraine every other week?
My doctor gave Ciplar-40 for my migraine. I heard, there are certain side effects for this medicine. Will this cure migraine or just reduces headache?
Generic Inderal (propranolol): You were provided a Beta-blocker drug which is approved in the USA to prevent migraines. This is not a cure, but rather a preventative. Side effects include low blood pressure and pulse, exercise intolerance, depression, worsening of asthma; so, may be tough to reach a fully therapeutic dosing. ...Read more
Many migraine meds: Some 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 hel ...Read more
Many migraine meds: Some 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
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
Keep a diary: If correct preventative measures are taken , most patients improve.If your headache is truly intractable, try keeping a diary of headaches to identify trigger factors, look into your life style and total life situation, biofeedback? Botox injections? Treating coexistent problems such as hypertension or depression? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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: 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
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
How does Aimovig differ from other migraine medicines, and how much does it help compared to the other migraine drugs.
Aimovig: This is a novel way to prevent migraine headaches. It's a monoclonal antibody that's administered by injection once a month with a cost of about $6000 yearly. Most of us practicing physicians have no experience with this product and long term effects are unknown. Trials apparently showed less than astounding efficacy according to my readings. I'm sure It will be a hassle to get insurance coverage. ...Read more
Looking for a good dr who specializes in migraine medicine need to find a good dr who specilaized in migraines, not just a nurologist, been there, done that. This must be a specialty dr for migraines.
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