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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 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Yes: Almost all madication go through the milk to the baby, some could harmful to the baby. ...Read more
Sure, many choices: Fda approved preventatives include depakote, topamax, (topiramate) propranalol, timolol, but have seen some success with calcium channel blockers and nsaid's, and occas lithium. Abortive meds include the triptans and ergot amines, with some success with intranasal xylocaine. See a headache specialist in your city. ...Read more
What migraine medicine can I take with hypothyroidism? I take NDT daily for hypo. Is there something OTC
Can you explain if it's safe to take some migraine medicine if you're super hungover from a night of drinking?
Don't know whether: it has occurred to you, but the reason you need your migraine medicine is BECAUSE you had a night of drinking. Alcohol is a notorious precipitant to migraine. You can use triptan drugs like Imitrex (sumatriptan) as prescribed whether you are hung over or not, but if you continue to drink despite it bringing on migraine, you have an alcohol problem. See your doctor for help, and cut down or better, STOP. ...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 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?
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
I heard there is a new migraine treatment called levadex that is going to be available soon. How is it different/better from the current drugs ?
Levadex coming soon: Levadex is an inhaler which contains an old drug, Dihydroergotamine or dhe. Dhe injection is one of the oldest most effective migraine drugs. It also comes in a nasal spray, migranal, but it is not very effective. The injection often makes people very nauseous, but surprisingly, according to the published data, the inhaler does not. It works as fast as an injection and should become available soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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