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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

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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Is it ok to take Advil/Tylenol, or any pain reliever for migraines, while on the pill? I am on COC called Micropil.

Is it ok to take Advil/Tylenol, or any pain reliever for migraines, while on the pill? I am on COC called Micropil.

Yes: Hi Sara,
Both Advil and Tylenol are safe to take while on a COC. If you take Advil, make sure you take it with food and a full glass of water to avoid stomach upset. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is normal medication for a migraine?

What is normal medication for a migraine?

Migraine: Most normal is what's prescribed by your doctor since he/she can monitor your progress. ...Read more

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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

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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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 what are preventive medications for migraine?

 what are preventive medications for migraine?

Yes: Low dose tca have been shown to effective at preventing migraines. Consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you get rid of a migraine with no medication?

Can you get rid of a migraine with no medication?

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 more

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How do you get rid of a migraine with no medication?

How do you get rid of a migraine with no medication?

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 more

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What are prophylactic medications for migraine headaches?

What are prophylactic medications for migraine headaches?

Several families: Prophylactic medications include
Tricyclic antidepressants, most commonly amitriptyline
Anticonvulsants such as Topiramate and Depakote
Beta blockers such as Inderal
Antihistamines such as Periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride). ...Read more

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Please describe a good medication for migraine prevention?

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 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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How can I get migraine and migraine medication side effects to ease?

How can I get migraine and migraine medication side effects to ease?

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

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Will doctors always prescribe a pain medication along with migraine med for migraines?

Will doctors always prescribe a pain medication along with migraine med for migraines?

Not always: Some people have success with breaking the headache with the migraine med, so they do not need other pain medication. However, others need something to help them get to that point, just depends on the patient and the physician. ...Read more

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Why n what is migraine caused? Can it be completely cured by medication? Can I switch to homeopathy

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

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I suffer from migraines and pass out. I am on topamax, (topiramate) and migraine medication.... Any recomendations?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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What medication is stronger than Excedrine for migraines? I've had a migraine/pressure for 3 weeks and I can't even work. I need help.

Comments: Excedrin migraine may work for milder headaches, but you are far beyond that. Your doctor could provide a triptan to stop the headache. OTC naproxen in form of Aleve may help you as a preventative, but you would be best advised to take about 300-500 mg twice daily, but stomach side effects can occur. Might also consider riboflavin, butterbur, feverfew, magnesium as preventatives. ...Read more

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I am a migraine patient an under regular medications. I am very stressful right now and this has triggered the migraine. What shall I do now?

I am a migraine patient an under regular medications. I am very stressful right now and this has triggered the migraine. What shall I do now?

Relax: As you rightly noted, your stress seems to be exacerbating your migraine headaches. Try engaging in activities that reduce stress. Practice deep breathing, meditation, et. C and seek help in addressing the stress in your life right now if you can't do it yourself. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with migraine and currently using arix, fludan and propanolol, will I have to take these medications daily for the rest of my life?

I was diagnosed with migraine and currently using arix, fludan and propanolol, will I have to take these medications daily for the rest of my life?

Probably not: One good thing about migraine is that we seem to outgrow them over time. For reasons not fully understood, they become less frequent as we get older. If you are well maintained on your current medications, you may be able to start tapering off of them after about 6 months. ...Read more

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I felt a migraine coming on and took 1 excedrin migraine and 1 alleve at 2PM. How else can I relieve my migraine and when can I take more medication?

I felt a migraine coming on and took 1 excedrin migraine and 1 alleve at 2PM. How else can I relieve my migraine and when can I take more medication?

Excedrin Mig & Aleve (naproxen): Excedrin Migraine max is 2 capsules/day. This baffles patients since other Excedrin products allow one to take more. Migraine formula is restricted b/c of the nature of the ingredients. Don't take Aleve (naproxen) with Excedrin Migraine. Stagger it. Max Aleve (naproxen) is less than 1250mg/day. Keep to min b/c GI issues. Feverfew is natural migraine agent 250mg capsule. Maybe this can replace Exc Migraine & Aleve (naproxen). ...Read more

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I have a migraine headache. I'm out of my migraine medication. I take fioricet. Can this med be prescribed through this service. I do have an appointm?

I don't think so: Because it contains butalbital, a controlled substance.
You might want to try to find my checklist for Managing migraines, which contains many suggestions for dealing with them without prescription medication. The most effective OTC medication is motion sickness medicine such as dramamine. We give something like this IV in the ED and it works wonderfully. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have migraine and pcos. .... What medication should I perfer. .. Is it possible for me to concive?

I have migraine and pcos. .... What medication should I perfer. .. Is it possible for me to concive?

Yes, but...: PCOS may make it harder to conceive, but some women with PCOS conceive without the assistance of reproductive technologies, and some with it. Migraine medications while trying to become pregnant, while pregnant, and while lactating is a longer conversation which I would be happy to have with you. I'm available for consults if you'd like to discuss further. ...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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What's the quickest way to relieve a migraine without medication?

What's the quickest way to relieve a migraine without medication?

Doubtful: I do not believe there is any such method. Drugs for migraines are often very successful. ...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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Are over-the-counter medications for migraine effective?

Are over-the-counter medications for migraine effective?

Yes: Most headaches can be managed with otc meds. If the headaches are persistent and occurring frequently then you should have further eval and discuss with pcp. Be careful with excedrine and other meds containing caffeine. These can cause rebound headaches if taken chronically. ...Read more

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What medications are safe to take for a migraine headache?

MIGRAINE HEADACHE: Rx are:nsaids, tylenol (acetaminophen), analgesics with caffeine or butalbital, triptans. Examples are imitrex, medrin, fioricet, etc. ...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

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

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