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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

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

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


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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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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 migraine medicines or chronic headache medications can be used with high blood pressure?

What migraine medicines or chronic headache medications can be used with high blood pressure?

Propranolol: The first drug of this class approved for preventing migraine, was discovered accidentally when a patient who was taking this medication for high blood pressure noticed that his migraine headaches ceased. ...Read more

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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?

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?

ER: Have you gone to the ER? If you tell them your symptoms and are insistent that "nothing has helped" they will either treat you with a "migraine cocktail" and/or do a brain scan. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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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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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While taking my nightly medicines I started choking and developed an instant migraine like headache that went away in about 30 minutes. Causes?

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 more

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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?

I have had a painful headache for 2 weeks now its not a migraine I've taken medicines for it &nothing when the pain comes my vision is blurred. Help?

Get it checked: This is not the type of headache that is usually caused by eye disease or eye strain. The blurred vision is probably secondary to the pain and the headache. You should go see your primary care doctor or a neurologist and not delay any longer. ...Read more

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Is naratriptan one of the migraine headache medicines?

Is naratriptan one of the migraine headache medicines?

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

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What medicines cause rebound headaches?   in other words may decrease current migraine but cause more in the long run.

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 more

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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?

Neurology consult: Migraine can be quite disabling especially if a good treatment/management strategy isn't working. Consult a neurologist as the treatment regimen could involve many different medications and or other therapies. ...Read more

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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 more

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Why have there not been many substantial breakthroughs in treating migraine headaches? There seem to be very few specific drugs for prophylaxis.

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

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Why won't 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 : (

Why won't 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 more

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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?

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 more

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For headaches that come with derealization like feelings, which preventative medicine works best? And which migraine medicine is best for athletes?

For headaches that come with derealization like feelings, which preventative medicine works best? And which migraine medicine is best for athletes?

? OTC: Lots of excellent choices available, OTC, and I like butterbur, CoQ-10, riboflavin, but could also try feverfew, and magnesium. Maybe best direct approach to guidance in this area is via Concierge consult. ...Read more

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I am pregnant, I have a bad toothache, and headache can I take a migraine relief medicine?

I am pregnant, I have a bad toothache, and headache can I take a migraine relief medicine?

Ask you OB-GYN: You must check your prescription medication with your ob-gyn. Migraine medication will not likely affect your toothache. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have been prescribed verapamil for migraine headaches & learned later it is a blood pressure medicine. My BP has always been normal. Will this hurtme?

I have been prescribed verapamil for migraine headaches & learned later it is a blood pressure medicine. My BP has always been normal. Will this hurtme?

Prevention: The thought is that some calcium channel blockers may prevent future migraine headaches, and that may occur with less frequent and less intense events, but, if there are adverse effects or this fails to benefit, there is botox, other prescription meds, and many otc approaches. ...Read more

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Can excedian migraine headache medicine cause nose bleeds?

Can excedian migraine headache medicine cause nose bleeds?

Yes: It has Aspirin in it, which can decrease the effectiveness of platelets to form clots. If bleeding continues, though, you must see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is hylands migraine relief safe for ulcer. Taking prilosec. Http://www. Drugs. Com/drp/hyland-s-migraine-headache-relief-tablets. Html?

Probably. But bad.: This doesn't contain any ingredients that one would expect would cause abdominal pain or aggravate an ulcer, but it does contain belladonna, which the fda rates as unsafe. That said, the amount of actually anything in many homeopathic products is basically none.
Belladonna can cause seizures, slowed breathing, lethargy, sleepiness, muscle weakness, and death… same as "deadly nightshade". ...Read more

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I have either a head ache or migraine but im not surehow I can stop the pain without drugs?

I have either a head ache or migraine but im not surehow I can stop the pain without drugs?

Headache: Can try resting with eyes closed an either heat or ice to head. If nor improving you can try advil alieve or Tylenol, (acetaminophen) See your doctor to determine the cause of the headache. ...Read more

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Who gets migraine headaches?

Who gets migraine headaches?

Anyone: Anyone can develop migraine headaches, but they are most common in people who have a family history of migraine. ...Read more

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What causes migraine headaches?

What causes migraine headaches?

Ocular migraines!: Ocular migraines are a form of migraines that take place in the occipital cortex (part of the brain that interprets/controls vision). They lack the severe headache as common migraines. The symptoms are usually all or mostly visual and are typically described as flashing of light or ziz-zag lights in the vision. They usually last less than 30 minutes and affect the vision out of both eyes. ...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


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