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Doc has put me on tapering dose of 60mg prednisolone for chronic migraine not resp. To drugs and partial resp. To Botox. He says that non resp. To prednisolone means my migaine is psychiatric. True?

Doc has put me on tapering dose of 60mg prednisolone for chronic migraine not resp. To drugs and partial resp. To Botox. He says that non resp. To prednisolone means my migaine is psychiatric. True?

Migraine treatment: There are many good medications for migraine treatment. Migraine is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Today effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education 2) non-pharmacological management (diet, sleep hygiene, acupuncture) and 3) pharmacological (triptans, topamax, (topiramate) etc) management. Rec.:see orofacial pain or headache specialist. Hope it helps.
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Doc has put me on tapering dose of 60mg prednisolone for chronic migraine not resp. To drugs and partial resp. To Botox. He says that non resp. To prednisolone means my migaine is psychiatric. True?

Doc has put me on tapering dose of 60mg prednisolone for chronic migraine not resp. To drugs and partial resp. To Botox. He says that non resp. To prednisolone means my migaine is psychiatric. True?

Not true exactly: Prednisolone is not a common migraine treatment protocol. Often times there's also a underlying dietary, or food allergy source to migraine that can be exacerbating or causing continuous, chronic issues, along with stress. So it would be good to have a food allergy panel done with complement testing to rule out this possibility. Then look at other possible triggers. You don't want to be on chronic steroid treatment. ...Read more

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Have read some kinds of over-the-counter pills should not be used for a migraine. True?

Have read some kinds of over-the-counter pills should not be used for a migraine. True?

What pills?: What over the counter pills. We can not answer without knowing what over the counter pills you read about. There are hundreds of over the counter meds and you have to be specific what meds before we order that. ...Read more

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My girlfriend tells me she can't have kids because of taking too many psychiatric medicines for mental reasons. Psychiatric reasons. Is this true?

My girlfriend tells me she can't have kids because of taking too many psychiatric medicines for mental reasons. Psychiatric reasons. Is this true?

Hard to say: Some of the psychiatric medications are known to trigger birth defects in a percentage of exposed fetuses. There are also many psychiatric medications that have little effect on the fetus. If she could switch to a med with less problems childbearing might be less worrisome. However, it sounds like she is not aware of this possibility or not interested in the idea. ...Read more

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Is it true that a migraine be a symptom to an allergic reaction?

Is it true that a migraine be a symptom to an allergic reaction?

Yes but...: Migraine is a complex cascade of neurologic symptoms, the most prominent being the pain. Other effects of migraine include vision changes, loss of muscle control, changes in normal mental function. Migraine is triggered by a long list which can include medications, foods, environmental stimuli, the usual triggers are not true allergies, but an allergic reaction can be happening at the same t. ...Read more

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Is it true females with history of migraine have worse outcomes in concussion and Post Concussion Syndrome? Do you have studies? Thank you

Is it true females with history of migraine have worse outcomes in concussion and Post Concussion Syndrome? Do you have studies? Thank you

Yes not sex related: Migraine is 4x more common among females.
A risk factor for delayed resolution of concussion symptom includes a prior to concussion history of migraine.
When concussion symptoms remain persistent past 6 weeks this is considered PCS. You may not have concussion symptoms but rather recurrent or transformed migraine. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between autoimmune and psychiatric conditions? Is it true that undiagnosed ai issues can be mistaken for a psych diagnosis?

What is the relationship between autoimmune and psychiatric conditions? Is it true that undiagnosed ai issues can be mistaken for a psych diagnosis?

Some, def. Not all: Some patients with autoimmune disorders can have psychiatric symptoms (sometimes due to the autoimmune disorder, mostly not). Most people with psychiatric conditions don't have autoimmune disorder as cause.
Classic example is underactive thyroid (or less common adrenal disease) manifesting with symptoms of depression. Sometimes people with autoimmune diseases are depressed due to the disease. ...Read more

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I need to talk to a psychiatric please, you said its free and now it says I have to pay if I want to talk to a dr : (if u r really true, please help?

I need to talk to a psychiatric please, you said its free and now it says I have to pay if I want to talk to a dr : (if u r really true, please help?

This BASIC is free: This is HealthTap BASIC, where you post free questions and get free answers, from U.S. doctors. HealthTap BASIC provides information, not medical care, and not conversations with doctors. Try the "premium" services (PRIME or CONCIERGE) where you can have private virtual consultations with doctors. For psychiatry, CONCIERGE would the best choice (PRIME is mainly for basic medical care issues). ...Read more

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Clinical psychology or psychiatry question: I heard that yawning really is contagious, is that true?

Clinical psychology or psychiatry question: I heard that yawning really is contagious, is that true?

Yawning: Yes, studies have shown in humans that yawning is contagious! There is still much to be understood why we do it (and many other animals) and why is it contagious. Some researchers think it has to do with social bonding. It doesn't usually become contagious until about age 4. Kids with autism (and challenged social bonding) are half as likely to "catch" a contagious yawn. ...Read more

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I take triptans to control migraine. But I heared that this could have a negative side effect on my kidneys. Is this true?

I take triptans to control migraine. But I heared that this could have a negative side effect on my kidneys. Is this true?

Depends: First- do you have any underlying medical problems?
2nd-how often do you require the medication?
If you have no underlying problems and use the med infrequently, there should be no issue. If need it often you should be on a prohylactic medication. Would review with your own doctor. ...Read more

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Does going to a chiropractor helps my migraine? I'm going to a chiropractor right now and it's been 3 weeks. My migraine has helped a lot but I want to know is it true that chiropractor can adjust your nerve & restore oxygen in your body again?

Does going to a chiropractor helps my migraine? I'm going to a chiropractor right now and it's been 3 weeks. My migraine has helped a lot but I want to know is it true that chiropractor can adjust your nerve & restore oxygen in your body again?

Doesn't help O2 but: I agree with dr. Borncamp that chiropractic does not "restore oxygen in your body" & if your chiropractor claims that I might look for a different one. But, more importantly, a randomized controlled trial showed 72% of chronic migraine sufferers had significant improvement in frequency & severity of their migraines. See http://www. News-medical. Net/news/2005/05/22/10268.Aspx. ...Read more

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What could a severe migraine mean at 36 weeks pregnant? I was told it is a bad sign, is that true?

What could a severe migraine mean at 36 weeks pregnant? I was told it is a bad sign, is that true?

Please call your OB: Asap as you need evaluation to make sure you are not developing pre-eclampsia with elevated blood pressure as that needs evaluation as soon as possible and if it is not that your OB can get a neurology consult so either way please call now. ...Read more

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What to do if I had been taking too much mefenamic acid because of migraine, and I was told that it makes for poor memory, is it true?

What to do if I had been taking too much mefenamic acid because of migraine, and I was told that it makes for poor memory, is it true?

No: Mefenamic acid is in a class of medications called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). NSAIDs may increase the risk of having a heart attack or a stroke, cause ulcers, bleeding, or holes in the stomach or intestine, and may cause kidney damage. NSAIDs are not known to cause poor memory. To reduce the amount of mefanamic acid you need, consider taking a medication to prevent migraine ...Read more

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Take Magnesium Citrate to reduce Migraine Aura 50mg (half Tablet) 3x a day. Told It can irritate with Chronic use as intended as laxative only. True?

Take Magnesium Citrate to reduce Migraine Aura 50mg (half Tablet) 3x a day. Told It can irritate with Chronic use as intended as laxative only. True?

Up to date Dr!: You've a good doctor - work with them. Disuss how it's been working and any side effects, etc. Read here and the talk: http://www. Migrainesurvival. Com/should-you-be-taking-magnesium
This may be a good thing. ...Read more

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What is a migraine?

Recurrent headache: Migraine is a chronic disoeder in which you get recurrent headaches which are moderate to severe in nature
in typical headache it is on one sided headache and pulsating in nature and last anywhere from 2 to 72 hours
it may have other associated symptoms like
nausea&vomiting
inreased sensitivity ti light
about one in third patients feel an aura.
It can be triggered by several different factors. ...Read more

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What is a migraine?

What is a migraine?

Headache: Hi ChantelleH,
A migraine is a type of headache. Usually it is on one side of the head, moderate to severe, throbbing and sometimes associated with sensitivity to light and sound. ...Read more

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How to cure migraine?

How to cure migraine?

See a neurologist: There is no cure but a great treatment management exists, which can alleviate your symptoms big time, but your have to see a neurologist to rule out any other possibilities of your headache. ...Read more

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Is migraine a disease?

Neurological disorde: Migraine is chronic neurological disorder associated with focal neurologic deficit, alterations in cerebral blood flow and headache. ...Read more

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How to reduce migraine?

How to reduce migraine?

Prevent migraines: There are many things one can do to help decrease their headaches. Good sleep, good nutrition, stress management, and exercise are a few. Also, daily preventive medications can help reduce the intensity and frequency of attacks. Its important to work with your doctor to find the best approach for you. ...Read more

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How to stop migraine pain?

How to stop migraine pain?

Migraine: Migraine pain if happens about 8-10 times a month you can ask a preventive medicine to be prescribed by your doctor.
To stop one episode medical authorities suggested to take a high dose regular pain killers such as Ibuprofen 800 mg at the first moment of pain.
There are also specific anti migraine medications such as sumatriptan that could be taken at each episode of pain. ...Read more

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How can I overcme migraine?

How can I overcme migraine?

Help: I try to help you with explanation that migraine is lifelong condition. At different period of live it cold be often and then -rare. Your goal : to avoid full strength of headache with modern medicine, using them as soon as you have aura or feeling it's coming. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have Migraine what to do?

I have Migraine what to do?

Confirm with MD 1st: 16 year old female has migraine, wants to know what to do. Migraine Headache is a very common ailment Pain usually localized in specific areas on the head can be excruciating, pounding; tender to touch in affected area, many times associated with light and sound sensitivity, nausea or even vomiting. Shutting lights & sounds off plus many OTC analgesics could help. Be sure with MD/ Headache spec ...Read more

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What to take for a migraine?

What to take for a migraine?

Get checked: If your headaches do not respond to pain medicines like tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin, then it would be good to get checked out by a doctor. You may also want to maintain a headache diary when you have a headache. In this you should write down anything you ate in the hours before the headache started, or how much sleep you got the night before or anything else that stands out and look for patterns. ...Read more

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Iv had a migraine for 8 days?

Chronic: Migraines can last for several days at a time. This is not uncommon. I am sorry you are going through this ; hope you get migraine relief soon! ...Read more

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What is the cause of migraine?

What we know: Migraine is inherited due to family genetics. We also are aware that sufferers are sensitive to external and internal triggers which set off glutamate receptors in the brain. The process results in electrical/chemical reactions in brainstem and ultimately parts of brain with release of a series of chemicals that cause pain and to a lesser extent blood vessel changes. ...Read more

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What things trigger a migraine?

What things trigger a migraine?

Long list: Certain food, items, or fasting, hormonal changes, lack of sleep, certain smells bright lights, fatigue and a host of other environmental factors often unique to the individual. ...Read more

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