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Which migraine medication works the best?

Which migraine medication works the best?

Best to ask your: Neurologist or pain doctor. Choice of medication depends on frequency and types of migraines. You could be on abortive or prophylactic medications or both. Ask you doctor. ...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


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Does mycratine work as a migraine medication?

Does mycratine work as a migraine medication?

Mycratine: First, although this proprietary product is marketed as "homeopathic, " it's not homeopathic in its use. It's not prescribed by a careful, individualized case-taking, and is a "complex" that isn't described on the label. It's also had no homeopathic provings (the method by which 3000+ other homeopathic remedies are studied and their effects discovered). Company testimonials say it works, though. ...Read more

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What should I do if i take too much migraine medication?

What should I do if i take too much migraine medication?

Migraine: If you are having too frequent migraines. You may benefit from taking preventive medications such as beta blockers, topamax, (topiramate) etc. ...Read more

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I'm having a difficult time finding a migraine medication that works well for me. Any suggestions?

I'm having a difficult time finding a migraine medication that works well for me. Any suggestions?

See your doctor: If you have tried all over the counterpain medications, you might consider a magnesium supplement, then see your doctor. You might need a daily medication like topamax (topiramate) or Propranolol to keep the headaches away. You can also find out if your headaches are coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more

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Can there be some long term migraine medication available that would require you taking four weeks off work to adjust?

Can there be some long term migraine medication available that would require you taking four weeks off work to adjust?

No: There is no such medication. If you are getting an IV infusion for refractory headache or migraine it takes 5 days protocol and 5-7 days off are warranted. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Are migraine medications addictive?

Are migraine medications addictive?

None: Pharmacologic management for migraine involves abortive therapy for the acute, occasional migraine attack, and prophylactic therapy for the more chronic and disabling attacks. None of the medications are addictive. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best over-the-counter migraine medication?

Please recommend the best over-the-counter migraine medication?

Cambia: It is not over the counter, but it is an NSAID and a great abortive migraine medication. Usually doctors have free samples. Try it, if it works for you migraine get the prescription. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there any difference in the migraine medication pizotifen and sanomigrain. Does one work better than the other. What does generic mean.

Is there any difference in the migraine medication pizotifen and sanomigrain. Does one work better than the other. What does generic mean.

Migraine medication: There is no standard treatment for migraine, so the choice of medication should always be made on an individual basis. Pizotifen is a trade name for Sandomigran, so it is the same medication. Pizotifen is a generic name (does not include a trademark or brand name). ...Read more

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Can migraine medication make a migraine your headache worse?

Can migraine medication make a migraine your headache worse?

Definitely: Medication overuse migraine, which results from the repetitive and chronic use of headache abortive medications for three months or more . Good example Excedrin Migraine. It is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Headache, vertigo, visual disturbances nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, dizziness, neck pain. This condition must be professionally managed. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take migraine medication for regular headaches?

Is it okay to take migraine medication for regular headaches?

No.: Migraine-specific medications are designed to work for migraine headaches. Depending on the medication, they may provide little or no relief for other forms of headache and instead, only expose the patient to unnecessary side effects or complications. Check with the physician that manages your headaches as to his/her advice for treating common cephalgias. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A migraine is a type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain. It also usually causes light sensitivity, nausea, and vomiting. Migraines can ...Read more