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Midrin Anti Migrane Agent
Migraine with aura. Take imitrex. Used to take midrin. It worked better. Is it no longer available? Any substitute?
Not available: Regretfully, patients have noted that Midrin is no longer available. The alternatives include trying to get a compounding pharmacy to create it, other drugs like the Imitrex you are taking, as well as other medications used for migraineurs. Try asking your doctor to see if there is a compounding pharmacy in the area that can help formulate this medication. Let us know if you are successful. ...Read more
Gp prescribed midrin-only migraine med that doesnt interact w myother meds.medicaid won't cover it!cant take NSAIDs or caffeine otc's,have IBS&anxiety?
Went to eye doctor who diagnosed iritis and my iris had attached to the lens behind my eye. Can't sleep and migraine. Can I take Trazadon/Midrin toget?
Trazadon/Midrin: Absolutely not unless your eye doctor or primary doctor says it's OK! ...Read more
How do TCAs actually work to control
non-migraine headaches? SSRIs aren't common for this, so is it the norepinephrine that is the agent helping?
Great question: Great question! Norepinephrine is definitely involved in the interpretation of pain signals in various areas of the brain. However, serotonin definitely has a role to play (eg, the triptan drugs for migraine work on a specific subtype of serotonin). So, in theory, it's thought that these components together synergistically act to alleviate headache. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Prescribed reglan to alternate with imitrex for acute migraine attacks. I take topimax, doxipin and seroquel. What im reading is scaring me. Dr. Said possible interactions but these sound severe. Are these agents ever safe to combine?
Rx moderation: That regimen should be alright if the doses moderate. Clearly, you could develop issues with overheating with first two and irregular rhythm with last two. Very important--are they helping h/a? New onset h/a, after MVA? Need to know cause and perhaps better able to focus treatment for your individual case. ...Read more
Yes: First you need to consult doctor to make sure the dx. Headache can be caused by many pathologies. If migraine is the correct DX by your doctor, treatment is available. Treatment of flaring up includes triptan, like imitrex, (sumatriptan) maxalt, etc, or non-steroid antiinformatory drugs, like ibuprofen, advil. For prophylactic purpose, beta blocker or calcium channel blocker can be used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not yet: What do you mean last stages of a migraine? Migraines can build up over a couple hours and if not aborted early goes into its secondary and inflammatory stage that can last three days or more. It is important to find the trigger and see if you can prevent them. I have had great success with acupuncture and chinese medicine as well so consider a consult with a trained practitioner. ...Read more
Part of the process: Migraine has three components. The more usual is the throbbing head pain which is usually on one side of the head. The other is autonomic features of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, pale, sweaty, blotchy appearance. The third is the "aura" with visual or sensory changes. Usual is black or colored spots in the vision. Numbness especially face and hand is common. More complex may occur. ...Read more
A type of headache: Migraine is a type of headache, is usually throbbing, unilateral, associated with photophobia, phonophobia, vomiting, diarrhea, sensory symptoms and occasionally motor and visual symptoms. Migraines are more common in women than men, and can have food or liquid triggers. Many people call severe headaches migraine even if they have none of the characteristics of migraine. Both types are treatable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Identify triggers: There are certain foods and aspects of lifestyle that can trigger or worsen headaches and migraines. The best way to identify triggers is to maintain a headache diary and keep a list of foods eaten before your migraine. Common triggers include chocolate, caffeine, cheese, msg, processed meats, alcohol, smoking/being around smoke, stress, skipping meals, lack of sleep or too much sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pill marking: The important thing is not the writing on the tablet but the compound in the tablet. I do not know the answer without knowing the name of the drug. If you have the bottle from the pharmacy in which the medication came, look at the label and resubmit your question or ask your obstetrician or pharmacist. If you are taking somebody else's pills, it is illegal and dangerous to your health! ...Read more
Some solutions for M: Migraine has many solutions. But you need to go to a headache specilaist who is typically a neurologist. There are many good medicines which can stop the migraine headaches. They are called triptans(one good one is: sumatriptan). There are also medicines to prevent frequent headaches, they are called beta blockers. But you have to go to your doctor for obtaining prescription medicines for migraine. ...Read more
No: For many, it actually can help headaches by constricting blood vessels in the head. Talk w/ your Dr about your overall health but at your age, moderate use should be fine - even beneficial. Best! ...Read more