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Medicine For Ophthalmoplegic Migraine
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
Thanks for asking!: There are many, many different types of headaches, but many different types are referred to as 'migraine' headaches. The key to proper headache treatment is a proper diagnosis of the specific type of headache. Most migraine headaches can be adequately controlled with medication and diet intervention without the need for surgical procedures. ...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
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
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 more
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
I took 10 mg of methadone 3 days ago for migraine. Have a drug test tomorrow. Female, 5'4", 170 lbs, 42 yrs. Plz tell me I will pass.
Is there a medicine for constant derealization from a standpoint of a migraine or any symptom like that? I would really appreciate it!
If the derealization: Is from migraine and not from a psychological disorder then it can be treated w/a behavioral approach. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions first. Mindfulness meditation can be very helpful and there are lots of apps for it if you have an iPhone or iPad or just search the net. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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 more
Hi, I have dull head aces that last 3 or 4 days and if I don't take medicine before I sleep it turns into a migraine. What's wrong with me?
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
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 confirmed migraine diagnosis and if taken in time, Imitrex (sumatriptan) works. Can one build a tolerance to the Imitrex (sumatriptan) drug needing to up the dose?
Yes: If you take triptan meds more than 8 days a month on average you can develop medication overuse headache aka rebound headache which is a state when abortive meds don't work as well and preventatives are less effective as well. A headache diary is a key component of managing migraine. ...Read more
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 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 more
Alternative medicine experts use several methods to relieve and possibly cure migraine.Folloing treatments have been tried with
some success or reduction of attacks
food allegies causing migraine treatment by allergists, and diet adjustment
sress and tension relief by meditation/yoga
avoid lack of sleep
restricting salt especially pre menstrual. ...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 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
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
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
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