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Migraine In Adults In Children
My mother has a headache mild , around the fronthead area , on the right side, I think is migraine in adults , treatment?
Control measures: Are available, but at age 60 some of our meds are risky. If hypertension or heart disease is present, would avoid triptans, and perhaps select dolovent (otc) to stop the headache. To prevent, which i would prefer, could use prescription (topirimate, depakote) or otc (riboflavin, butterbur, feverfew, co-q10). See a headache specialist and start appropriate meds. ...Read more
There are several hypotheses to the cause of migraine and it is likely that migraine is a sex-conditioned inherited disorder (autosomal dominant in females and autosomal recessive in males). This is most likely to be so in the "typical" migraine- the mostly youth-onset, the provocation by
birth control, induction by menstruation and self limitation after menopause. Thus a pos. Fam history is key. ...Read more
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
Developed adult acne, took yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) combined pill, it helped, but developed a migraine with aura. What options do I have? Any low dose oestrogen pills?
Hi i'm 26 yrs old, have 3 children age 3.5yrs, 2 & 6 months & for the last 2 weeks i've been experiencing sharp stomach pain on occasion & almost constant abdominal pain, migraine like headaches, hot & cold flashes and dizziness. I've also experienced ra
Difficult: We always think of gall bladder issues in women of child-bearing age. But it could be your appendix (2 weeks sounds unlikely, though), severe reflux, an ulcer, a gastroenteritis (infection -- viral vs bacterial), etc... Numerous possibilities including female organs too. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
Migraines: A migraine is a vasospasm of a blood vessel in the brain. There are many symptoms. The common migraine's hallmark is a severe headache. The headache may be accompanied by nausea and vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound. Sometimes, migraines are signaled by an "aura, " which may be a visual symptom such as flashing lights or wavy lines followed by a headache. Common triggers - caffeine, stress. ...Read more
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
inreased sensitivity ti light
about one in third patients feel an aura.
It can be triggered by several different factors. ...Read more
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
Migrain headache avoidance has some thing to do with avoiding triggers....
You should have done a diary for your headache what exactly bring your headache is it stress...Is it food and what type of food is it noise
light , what ever it is you have to avoid it and in case of light u need to say in dark quiet room ...And also some medications can be given to avoid headache consider as prophylactic. ...Read more
Many ways: There are many therapies to migraines. If acute otc meds like Excedrin helps. Prescriptions such as triptans have been used to abate the migraine if severe enough. If this a chronic condition, reduce stressors, exercise, meditation, food triggers, acupuncture/yoga can all help. There is of course medications for chronic migraine as well. Keeping a log of your migraines may be helpful. ...Read more
Migraine Tx: 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
Migraine causes: The exact cause of migraines are not known but the research suggest that migraines are caused by hyperactive nerve cells that cause that cause blood vessels to constrict and expand. This in turn causes release of inflammatory chemicals and the pain. Now there are several triggers that can cause migraines to occur. You should find out the triggers and discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more
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
See below: Cluster migraine is a severe variant of migraine which can awaken an individual from sleep, may be triggered by alcohol. It is described by tearing and nasal congestion on the side of head pain, often with facial sweating on this same side, severe throbbing/stabbing pain, and a sense of restlessness. They tend to occur in clusters of repeat headaches followed by remission. ...Read more
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
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
Act quickly ...: Migraine headaches are usually one sided severe headaches associated with nausea, vomiting, visual disturbance and sensitivity to stimuli. The diagnosis is made in conjunction with your Dr. A simple, effective treatment is anti-inflammatory medication such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen in reasonably high doses with a Prokinetic anti-nausea tablet such as Domperidone or Metoclopramide to assist absorption ...Read more
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