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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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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Who gets migraine headaches?

Who gets migraine headaches?

Anyone: Anyone can develop migraine headaches, but they are most common in people who have a family history of migraine. ...Read more

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What are the tests for migraine headaches?

What are the tests for migraine headaches?

Primarily History: Migraine can generally be diagnosed from history. Some historical factors may signal the need for more extensive testing such as ct, MRI or eeg. ...Read more

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Are there different kinds of migraine headaches?

Are there different kinds of migraine headaches?

Migraine headaches: Yes. There are several different types of migrain headaches which can attack different areas of the body and cause numerous symptoms. And there are some migrain conditions that do not have headache associated with it. ...Read more

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How can I prevent migraine headaches?

How can I prevent migraine headaches?

Headache specialist: You can lower the risk of a migraine by simply avoiding stress, getting good sleep hygiene, eating regularly, exercise regularly and avoiding alcohol and certain foods. There are also prophylactic medications to prevent migraines. See a headache specialist. ...Read more

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Can astigmatism cause migraine headaches?

Can astigmatism cause migraine headaches?

Not Typically: Headaches can be associated with astigmatism. Migraines are not commonly associated with astigmatism. ...Read more

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What can be done to prevent migraine headaches?

What can be done to prevent migraine headaches?

Avoid triggers: Migraines are often triggered by various things such as certain foods or smells, allergies, medications, etc. Identifying and avoiding triggers is the best prevention. Alternatively, there are a number of medications available from your primary doctor that can help prevent migraines. ...Read more

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Anxiety has me in a series of migraine headaches?

Anxiety has me in a series of migraine headaches?

Anxiety: Not sure if you had migraines prior to having the anxiety, or if the headaches are tension headache or another kind of headache. Also, if you are on medications for the anxiety, the headaches might be a result of that (side-effect). Consult your prescribing md to clarify. ...Read more

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Has anyone had successful botox for migraine headaches?

Has anyone had successful botox for migraine headaches?

Many: Botox has a long track record of improving frequent migraines in many patients. At first, was anecdotal but has become common use. Effects against migraines does not last as long as the muscle block, so migrainers must return for supplement at first recurrence. Typically lasts 2-3 months, many times eliminating migraine symptom or treatment requirements with other meds. ...Read more

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Could migraine headaches make someone permanently blind?

Could migraine headaches make someone permanently blind?

Accurate Diagnosis: A migraine headache should not cause a permanent loss of vision. However, other types of headaches could be associated with permanent visual loss so a proper diagnosis is crucial. ...Read more

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At what point should I go to an ER for migraine headaches?

Life Threatening: If you feel your life is in danger, that is when you go to the er. Otherwise, go see your regular physician. If you don't have a regular physician, find one who treats migraines and go there. You will only waste your time going to the er, where the staff is specifically trained to handle short-term emergencies, not long-term problems like migraines. ...Read more

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Has anyone had total cure with botox for migraine headaches?

Has anyone had total cure with botox for migraine headaches?

Botox for headache: It is unlikely that a single treatment of Botox will cure migraines as it will wear off in several months and the headaches will probably recur then. However, many patients have had significant if not near total relief of their migraines after Botox treatments. Only you and your doctor can decide if this is a good choice for you. ...Read more

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What other medications are used for treating migraine headaches?

What other medications are used for treating migraine headaches?

Many: If caught early enough Excedrin or alive or Ibuprofen may help. If these meds do not work then medications like Imitrex (sumatriptan) or other medications in the same class should help. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve my migraine headaches that is killing me?

What can I do to relieve my migraine headaches that is killing me?

Botox: You may want to consider having your doctor/headache specialist see if Botox can be approved for your migraine headaches. If it works you could have significantly less migraines for at least 3-4 months at a time. Many times people's migraines are cut in half if not more. The use of your oral migraine prevention medications and abortives are much more helpful and reduce occurrences even better. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference btn a sinus and migraine headaches?

How can you tell the difference btn a sinus and migraine headaches?

Headache: Your headaches coudl be coming from tension, eye strain, tooth grinding, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more

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Migraine headaches. What kinds of wine cause them, and which ones don't?

Migraine headaches.  What kinds of wine cause them, and which ones don't?

Depends on person: While red wine is a more common migraine trigger than white (possibly due to the Amino Acid tyramine), there is significant person-to-person variability. Keeping track of your personal triggers is the best approach overall. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more