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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I have a really bad pain in my head and I have tried different medicines for headaches and migraines and nothing has gave me relief ?
Hi I have a really bad pain in my head and I have tried different medicines for headaches and migraines and nothing has worked out what should I do?
New headache: Headaches can be a concerning symptom and can have many causes. Some are deserving of emergent treatment. Warning signs are chronic headaches that suddenly change in quality or intensity, multiple headaches a week, new onset headaches that affect one's ability to function, associated vomiting, associated dizziness/double vision/neck ache/fever/weakness, or the need to take daily pain medication. ...Read more
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
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
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
While taking my nightly medicines i started choking and developed an instant migraine like headache that went away in about 30 minutes. Causes?
Coughing= culprit : A very bad coughing event can do this. Each cough causes an increase in the venous pressure in ur brain the more prolonged& the more violent the higher the pressure, & more likely 2 cause a ha. If you have frequent ha with minimal cough an evaluation for an avmalformation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had a painful headache for 2 weeks now its not a migraine i've taken medicines for it ¬hing when the pain comes my vision is blurred. Help?
Yes: Naratriptan is known as amerge (naratriptan). Naratriptan is used to treat the symptoms of migraine headaches (severe, throbbing headaches that sometimes are accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to sound or light). Naratriptan is in a class of medications called selective serotonin receptor agonists. It works by narrowing blood vessels in the brain, stopping pain signals from being sent to the brain. ...Read more
What medicines cause rebound headaches?
in other words may decrease current migraine but cause more in the long run.
Not even that!: Rebound phenomenon is always a worse problem than the initial headache the led to the use of medication trying to chase the headache pain away. Virtually any medication which relieves ha may cause rebound. Rebound headaches are the bread and butter of intensive inpatient headache treatment programs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a headache from last 3 years. Took migraine and cluster headache medicine for it but in vain. Its there the whole day. Tests are clear?
Exercise, magnesium: Daily headaches are usually due to chronic migraines. The best & safest treatment is botox. It is also the only fda-approved treatment. Take magnesium, feverfew, & coq10, exercise regularly, avoid sugar & caffeine, get enough sleep. For pain try migralex. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why have there not been many substantial breakthroughs in treating migraine headaches ? There seem to be very few specific drugs for prophylaxis.
Well: In fact Botox was approved 2 years ago for those suffering 15 or more migraines per month. Many migraine sufferers can also benefit from having a more rigid living habit like eating regular meals , waking up and going to bed at the same time slot, stress reduction. Getting your allergic rhinitis under control may also improve the migraine. ...Read more
Why wont my headache go away ? Its been here since august and constantly throbbing, been told its migraine drugs don't help. Feel like im in a daze :(
Get 2nd opinion: Not sure who told you they were migraines but frequently other types of headaches are misdiagnosed as migraines. If you haven't already, i would get opinions from both a neurologist and an interventional pain management physician. I frequently see patients who are misdiagnosed as having migraines when in fact they have either occipital neuralgia or cervicogenic headaches from cervical facet joints. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My father 52 yrs suffers from migraiine. Wen the headache starts it last for abt 48 hrs evn aftr taking anti migraine tablets. Please suggest medicine?
Consider this: If an abortive triptan is to be successful, must be taken within the first 30-60 min of migraine. If current med is ineffective, other triptans, via nasal spray or injection might work better. However, the best approach perhaps is prevention, and both prescription and otc preps work well. See a headache specialist, and get treatment modified. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer