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I get migraine headaches. Could they be related to raynaud’s?

I get migraine headaches. Could they be related to raynaud’s?

Possibly: Raynaud's symptoms and migraines both are caused by abnormal regulation of blood flow to certain parts of the body, so they may be related in some patients. Also, some medications for migraines (the triptans and ergot alkaloids) can lead to raynaud's symptoms as a side effect. However, having migraines doesn't mean one will get raynaud's, and having raynaud's doesn't mean one will get migraines. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

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


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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?

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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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I'm having migraine headaches and feel nauseous. It comes and goes, so what could this be?

I'm having migraine headaches and feel nauseous. It comes and goes, so what could this be?

Nausea: .. is typically associated with migraine headaches. Seek care if it is severe enough to inhibit your ability to hydrate adequately. Discuss your symptoms with a doctor who will discuss migraine avoidance strategies as well as strategies to curb symptoms when they occur. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the causes and treatments of migraine headaches?

What are the causes and treatments of migraine headaches?

Migraine: Migraines are genetically acquired headaches, usually triggered by poor sleep, stress, weather and hormone changes and certain medications. The most common trigger is diet- tyramine, nitrates/ nitrates, caffeine, msg, alcohol, etc. The best treatment includes avoidance and control of triggers. There are numerous medications to prevent and treat headaches (topiramate, triptans, betablocker, etc.). ...Read more

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Can marijuana help my migraine headaches?

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Can marijuana help my migraine headaches?

Marijuana: Once headaches are relieved, dependency on marijuana ensues. ...Read more

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Do natural remedies for migraine headaches work?

Do natural remedies for migraine headaches work?

Some, yes : While the data for many natural remedies is questionable, the most recent american academy of neurology guidelines for migraine prevention found that butterburr (petasites) was a reliable prophylactic agent. The data for magnesium and riboflavin are also good, but not quite as strong. ...Read more

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Can you prescribe stadol for migraine headaches?

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Can you prescribe stadol for migraine headaches?

Visit your doc: Stadol is a syntheitc opioid analgesic. Unfortunately we can't prescribe that through healthtap. You will have to request it from your regular physician as it does have abuse potential. ...Read more

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Should a person with migraine headaches see a doctor?

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Should a person with migraine headaches see a doctor?

Absolutely: Yes, you should. There are effective treatments to both prevent migraines from occurring and to treat them once they start. Headaches are a common problem but can also be the sign of a more serious disease. Your doctor can help you figure out both. ...Read more

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Should i go to the ER for killing migraine headaches ?

If...: If this is your first headache like this or the worst headache you can ever remember having, then you should go to the er. ...Read more

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What are some holistic treatments for migraine headaches?

What are some holistic treatments for migraine headaches?

Many options: The best way is to avoid triggers such as stress or certain foods so if you can find out what causes your migraines, start there. Thermal biofeedback is another option and it is closely related to meditation/guided imagery. Accupressure may help and some people have success with contrast showers (hot followed by cold). ...Read more

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Might a chiropractor really help resolve migraine headaches?

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Might a chiropractor really help resolve migraine headaches?

No: Chiropractic manipulation does not help resolve migraine. This is based on my experience and review of information published by the american chiropractic association (http://www.Acatoday.Org/content_css.Cfm?Cid=2186). Chiropractic manipulation may help neck and tension headache, but not migraine. ...Read more

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Can tethered cord syndrome in adults cause migraine headaches?

Can tethered cord syndrome in adults cause migraine headaches?

Its a stretch: since the cord is tethered at the exact opposite end (the tail) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2565560/ ...Read more

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Can IBS be the cause of my daily migraine headaches? If could be what can I do

Can IBS be the cause of my daily migraine headaches? If could be what can I do

It is possible: If you have IBS with predominantly diarrhea that can cause you to be dehydrated. Dehydration is one of the most common causes of headaches, including migraines which are more likely to occur when a person is dehydrated. For more info see: http://understandingmigraine.blogspot.com/ and http://helpdoctor-irritablebowelsyndrome-ibs.blogspot.com/ ...Read more

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Can Zantac (ranitidine) cause migraine headaches? Is that a normal side effect?

Can Zantac (ranitidine) cause migraine headaches? Is that a normal side effect?

Migraine Triggers: A variety of factors can trigger a migraine attack in certain individuals who may have a genetic or neurochemical predisposition to migraine. The triggers such as weather-related changes, high humidity, high altitude, sensory input such as glaring or flashing lights, sunlight, loud noises, and exposure to odors, head trauma, stress, food and medication (e.g. zantac). See OFP specialist for exam. ...Read more

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Every time I drink red wind I get bad migraine headaches that won't go away. Is it sulfites?

Every time I drink red wind I get bad migraine headaches that won't go away. Is it sulfites?

Probably not: Red wine is notorious for causing migraine headaches in migrainers. It typically has more to do with compoinds called "tyramines." also, aged cheeses are known to precipitate migraines. ...Read more

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


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