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Migraine For 1 Month
Severe migraine for one month can it cause chest pain lower back pain & nausea I am also dizzy & I see flashing lights dry mouth?
Call 911 !: Call 911 (or have someone drive you to your pcp, the hospital or a 24/7 medical facility) and have this checked out immediately. While it could be a combination of several and non life threatening problems, chest pain alone warrants immediate attention! It's always better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more
Migraines often. 1 a month up to 5 a week. What do I do to stop them? Started 3yrs ago when my depression began. I also have scoliosis. Help!!
Advice: Your bad headaches are emerging into a pattern of chronic daily headaches, and the best approach is prevention. We have both OTC items, such as butterbur, feverfew, riboflavin, Co-Q-10, and prescription methods such as Depakote or topirimate, or calcium channel blockers or beta blockers. Botox is yet another choice. A neurologist can help. ...Read more
I get migraines with one sided weakness for months at a time. Then it completely resolved for months. Then comes back. Is that a migraine?
This is a duplicate: Question that you just asked previously. You need a physical exam, neurological check & really pinpoint the cause of your migraines, and left sided weakness so it's not so disabling. You doctor is the BEST person who can help you, who knows your history intimately & can make the best decisions. A virtual exam is impossible to do, and not helpful when you really need to be seen to correlate symptoms. ...Read more
I've had migraines since I was 8 but the last few years they have gotten worse from 1 migraine a month to 10 could it be linked to my epilepsy?
Not a lot of options: Regretfully, use of these types of non-steroidal medications is not recommended in pregnancy, especially in the last trimester due to a specific concern about the fetus' heart, or earlier due to a number of issues identified that affect different organ systems of the unborn child. Much health care providers recommend non-invasive approaches like compresses to help. ...Read more
Hemiplegic migraine. I have had one serious attack that left me with symptoms for about 2 months. Will I have another attack?
I've just had a baby 2-month old not one migraine while pregnant, now they're back worse than ever, lasting days at a time.breastfeeding.what can I do?
Feel headache one side on one side for past 6 months.Also, vision problems like left eye slightly pain and blur due to headache.It's a migraine. Help me
Probably: Severe sharp pain behind one eye and extending along the temple and above the ear is typical for migraine. These may have associated visual blurring, tearing, nasal discharge, ss well as nausea and confusion. They may come as a progressive pain that can last many hours, or as recurrent brief but intense pain in clusters. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
Hi, after my mariage I suffered from irregular period,nd this month my period is one week late,durning this week I've got migraine sore hands nd bac?
Migraine: Is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Headache, insomnia, visual disturbances nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, paresthesias during the episodes. It is a manageable condition. Rec. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and proper diagnostic and management. ...Read more
I'm taking 200mg dermerol for bad migraine but isn't working can I take one more that would be 300 mg?
You can, but: It won't help. There are much better medications to abort migraine than Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride). 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, etc) management. Rec.:see orofacial pain specialist. ...Read more
Had a migraine last weekend out of the blue. Haven't had one in over 12 years. Got another this weekend. Should i be concerned?
H/o migraines. Had one now for a week. I have immatrex and it helps a bit. Is this normal for a migraine? How do I stop it? Why is it so long?
My boyfriend has never had a migraine as far as we know; however, all the signs are pointing to one right now. Are there any home remedies?
Heat or ice or OTC : Try moist heat or cold packs to sore areas and also take any of the over the counter migraine meds as a start. A hot shower with the water playing on neck and shoulders also may help with head pain. Medical advice should be obtained if symptoms persist over 36 hours to rule out serious medical issues. ...Read more
What r the symptoms of a migraine & how long do they usually last? I had them before my symptoms have lasted for 5 days. I am thinking it isn't one.
SEVERE headache: Migraine headaches are severely painful except aborted or retinal types, typically accompanied by a throbbing sensation on one side of the head and by at least several of the following: nausea, vomiting, light and sound sensitivity, with physical activity making things worse and rest improving symptoms. Duration of a single migraine is defined as 4-72 hrs. ...Read more
See dr. : Most headaches not serious. However, first your doctor will determine what type of headache you have. Headaches have many causes I suggest you see your physician and discuss a plan to determine the cause. Your doctor might order imaging of brain and optic nerve exam to rule out serious conditions. ...Read more
Is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Headache, vertigo, visual disturbances nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, paresthesias and even chest pain may be present during the episodes. This condition must be professionally managed. Often use of excedrine will lead to medication overuse headache.
Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation. ...Read more
Side effects: Any medication has side effects. Excedrin is a combination of three different medications. Each of them can cause side effects of their own, especially if taken often and in high doses. If you find yourself taking excedrin often, please consult with your doctor. You may benefit from different kind of migraine treatment. ...Read more
Possibly.: Pins and needles can be result of a variety of conditions. Consult with your physician if you are concerned. ...Read more
Migraine: Migraines are often one sided or another. However, be sure to check this out with your neurophthalmologist in the near future. ...Read more
Terrific question: In fact, there is no clearcut answer, but lots of theories. Since these kinds of problems are mediated through trigeminal nerve connections, one might wonder about asymmetrical balance of neurotransmitter firing, but this is my idea, not proven. However, the focality is indeed common with cluster and migraine headaches, and is not indicative of a tumor or aneurysm. ...Read more
Why does one suffer from migraine? Is there a cure for it? My brother who is 27 years old is suffering from migraine.
Several reasons: Migraine runs in families due to genetics, and is a problem with sensitivity of brain glutamate. Relatively easy to prevent the headaches, as we have both prescription and otc treatments, and also botox. See a neurologist, maybe headache specialist and get under control. No frank cure, but control can be amazing. ...Read more
What to do if I'm feeling guilty I get a migraine also if I tell anyone about it I feel evan more guilty. What should I do?
"Normal guilt": Includes those times when we know we are making choices that vary from our value system. "Neurotic guilt" is excessive and we feel guilty over too many things. Please reflect or speak w/a friend to determine your situation and see a mental health professional if the latter. See doc about headaches also to rule out neurological issues. Peace and good health. ...Read more
If you are not able to take migraine preventative medication, is there a natural one to take that will ease it or prevent a migraine?
You bet there is: To prevent headaches, look at riboflavin, magnesium, butterbur, feverfew, co-q-10, taken on a daily basis, often 2 or 3 times daily. An otc agent called dolovent may readily abort an existing headache. Of course, prevention may be achieved with Botox injections, and acupuncture could help. ...Read more
Is there any difference in the migraine medication pizotifen and sanomigrain. Does one work better than the other. What does generic mean.
What is the best medication to treat my migraine pain? Is there any one medication that works better than others for migraine headaches?
Everyone different: To stop headaches, most doctors would recommend triptans (such as frova, relpax, (eletriptan) maxalt, zomig, etc.), but ergotamines are also of value. Maybe best to prevent and could use botox, depakote, topirimate, beta-blockers, but also might consider otc items such as butterbur, riboflavin, coq-10, feverfew, magnesium. ...Read more
Can a migraine get terribly worse after 3 days and by day 4 be gone and come back intermittently? Never had one before & its happening to me
Migraine headaches: Yes it can, and sometimes it is accompanied by vomiting and visual symptomes. ...Read more
Migraine management: Migraine prevention is key (avoid aged cheeses, sulfates, chocolate, preservatives, over-ripe fruit, etc). Feverfew is a herb which, if taken daily, has reduced the frequency of migraines in many people. Migraines may be aborted if products like Excedrin are taken at the first sign, and laying in a dark room with ice pack to the head to sleep can also help. ...Read more