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What happens in an ophthalmoplegic migraine?

What happens in an 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

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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


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What is the definition or description of: Ophthalmoplegic migraine?

What is the definition or description of: Ophthalmoplegic migraine?

Ocular migraine: Ophthalmoplegic migraine (Ocular migraines) = vascular headache in which pain centers on the eye. There may be paralysis or weakness of eye muscles. ...Read more

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How are ophthalmoplegic migraine treated, does it require surgery?

How are ophthalmoplegic migraine treated, does it require surgery?

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

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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?

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 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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Is bisoprolol a good medicine to treat migraine?

Is bisoprolol a good medicine to treat migraine?

Not used for that: While beta blockers have been tried for migraine prevention, bisoprolol is not one that is typically used. ...Read more

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Which medicine is best for migraine. I am taking relpax (eletriptan) now.

Which medicine is best for migraine. I am taking relpax (eletriptan) now.

Good abortive: Relpax (eletriptan) has reputation for working when other triptans fail, but other good choices include treximet, frova, zomig nasal spray. Perhaps if frequent headaches, perhaps preventative like depakote, topirimate, or otc butterbur, feverfew, riboflavin, etc. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of an over-the-counter medicine to treat occular migraine?

Does anyone know of an over-the-counter medicine to treat occular migraine?

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

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What is the most effective medicine for migraine and the best treatment for migraine?

What is the most effective medicine for migraine and the best treatment for migraine?

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

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As for migraine attack is zomig (zolmitriptan) 2.5 is effective and what's the dosage of this medicine?

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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

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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.

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.

Most likely: The half-life of methadone is up to 65 hours. Just keep in mind is that methadone should only be chosen for treatment of chronic migraine after a trial of other safer medications. ...Read more

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Is there a medicine for constant derealization from a standpoint of a migraine or any symptom like that? I would really appreciate it!

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

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Medicine for chronic migraines (average duration 9 hours)? Doctors are not convinced I have migraines so I am not allowed migraine meds.

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

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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?

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?

Headache workup: Please see your physician for a physical exam and blood testing. Multiple causes of recurring headaches: anemia, low blood sugar, stress, tension, anxiety, drugs, medications, hormonal fluctuations etc., all of which require evaluation, testing and diagnosis. ...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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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?

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

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Is Ibuprofen the best medicine for Migraine?

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

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What do I do when migraine medicine won't work?

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

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How can I relieve a migraine without using medicines?

How can I relieve a migraine without using medicines?

Migraine treatment: Alternative medicine experts use several methods to relieve and possibly cure migraine.Folloing treatments have been tried with
some success or reduction of attacks
chiropractic treatment
biofeedback
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

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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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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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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

Dr. James Krick
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Ophthalmoplegic Migraine (Definition)

Ophthalmoplegic migraine (Ocular migraines) = vascular headache in which pain centers on the eye. There may be paralysis or ...Read more


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Migraine (Definition)

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