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Migraine Pain Reliever Medication
I'm allergic to ibuprofen and paracetamol. I have premenstrual cramps and severe migraine. What pain reliever should I take for migraine?
Big Question: Do you get migraines often or are they related to your cycle, without all this hard to say if associated with harmonal changes seek ur ob/gyn, if independent a neurologist or neuromuscular dentist should be able to help. ...Read more
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
Which pain reliever medications can be given via IV for headache in viral meningitis case? Orally taken tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen not helping much.
Is it ok to take Advil/Tylenol, or any pain reliever for migraines, while on the pill? I am on COC called Micropil.
Migraine: It is of course best to avoid the triggering factor (it may be certain food, bright light, loud sound etc). You should take a beta blocker as well which will prevent the arteries from going into spasm (the common factor that causes migraine). Once the headaches start, it is best to lie down in a dark, silent environment. You can take simple medications such as motrin or exedrine. Or prescription. ...Read more
Meditation: You can learn meditation techniques to help prevent headaches. For relief of an ongoing headache, focus your attention inward, progressively relax every part of the body, then do the same with your head. As always, headaches may be a sign of something serious so check with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Meditation Technique: Daily meditation can help calm excitatory neuronal circuits-see www.Equisync.Com you can also learn a technique to directly relax muscles surrounding the head that become tense during a migraine. See a book entitled "practicing the power of now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some antidepressants: Certain antidepressants in low doses are acceptable for migraine prevention. The tricyclics such as Elavil (amitriptyline) are a particular class that have been used for years. They work better over a longer period of time and as such should be used primarily under a physician supervision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should see doc soon: Migraine can be debilitating for some people. If infrequent attack, then use abortive med i.E imitrex, axert, (almotriptan) zomig etc..If you have frequent attacks, your doc can assess and prescribe meds to prevent/reduce it from coming too often. Depend on your case, doc can pick one best fit for you. U can minimize attacks by not skipping meals; go sleep at regular hours, keep good hydration etc....Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Best way to ease side effects is stop med. If has not helped with ha, don't take. There are many options for treatment of migraines. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Why n what is migraine caused?can it be completely cured by medication?can I switch to homeopathy
Migraines: Migraines are thought to be caused by vasodilation/vasoconstriction of cerebral vessels. Diet plays an important role in it. Your best bet is to keep a journal and identify the factors that predispose you to them. Depending on the frequency there are prophylactic medications (meds taken for prevention) that can help (beta blockers, topomax) ...Read more
What medications can you take for severe migraine that do not have caffeine? I am sensitive to it.
I suffer from migraines and pass out. I am on topamax, (topiramate) and migraine medication.... Any recomendations?
Exercise, magnesium: If the MRI and eeg are normal, aerobic exercise, regular low-carb meals, magnesium, coq10, and other supplements can help. Topamax (topiramate) can cause many side effects, including kidney stones in 20%, acidosis with fatigue and malaise, memory difficulties, and many other. Botox is much more effective, much safer, and now is covered by most insurance plans. Read more about alternatives at nyheadache.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take a lot of medication to get rid of a migraine. I was wondering whether there's a way to get rid of a migraine without medication?
Yes...: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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