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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

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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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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?

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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 is the best Migraine medication?

What is the best Migraine medication?

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

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Which migraine medications are safe while breastfeeding?

Which migraine medications are safe while breastfeeding?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin: Certain medicines are safe for nursing and some are not. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen are safe medicines for nursing and effective for migraines. If you are on other medicines and want to know if they are safe, speak to your physician. Here's a website where you can access information about the safety of specific medicines: http://toxnet.Nlm.Nih.Gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?Lact. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take migraine medication while breastfeeding?

Is it ok to take migraine medication while breastfeeding?

Yes: Some medications are very safe (eg ibuprofen), others have risks and benefits that need to be weighed. Talk with the physician who prescribed the medication about safety issues with nursing. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take medication for migraine while pregnant?

Is it safe to take medication for migraine while pregnant?

Depends: Many of the narcotic-based pain medications are relatively safe (e.g. Fda category b/c). Many of the anti-migraine meds (e.g. Triptans/imitrex) are in the same category as well. Most of the prophylactic (e.g. Taking something for prevention) medications (e.g. Beta blockers) are pretty safe. As always, consult with your provider before taking anything. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC medication to prevent and treat migraine headache?

What is the best OTC medication to prevent and treat migraine headache?

NSAIDs: The use of NSAIDs to prevent migraine is usually recommended during those time periods in which a migraine is most likely to be triggered. To lessen the need for acute pharamcologic therapy, prophylactic drug therapy and nonpharmacologic therapies are used. Some patients who experience frequent severe headaches may require both abortive and prophylactic therapy. Hope it makes sense? ...Read more

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What is the best medication to take to cure migraine besides doc prescribe med?

What is the best medication to take to cure migraine besides doc prescribe med?

Migraines: You need to change your attitude toward your job or your relationship, or get a new one. My old professor told me, who ever gets migraines deserves them. I had them, they are gone, i got a new job. ...Read more

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What medication can my wife take for migraine while pregnant?panado doesn't help at all

What medication can my wife take for migraine while pregnant?panado doesn't help at all

Depends: she can use Acetominophen, and then for migraines that need other medications, I highly suggest she get coordinated treatment with a neurologist and a high risk ob/gyn ...Read more

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Can sedation medication for a colonoscopy cause a migraine? If so is there any way to prevent it from happening?

Can sedation medication for a colonoscopy cause a migraine? If so is there any way to prevent it from happening?

Migraines: Typically patient's receiving sedation for colonoscopy receive either Midazolam (versed), fentanyl (sublimaze), or Propofol (diprivan) or a combination of the above. I am not aware of these medications typically precipitating migraines but the trigger's for migraines are multiple and could easily include not eating prior to your procedure or mild dehydration. ...Read more

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Is there any migraine medication thats safe during early pregnancy? I have had migraines for 14-15 yrs now. Its a bit frequent these days.

See a neurologist: There are over the counter and prescription medications that you can take daily for migraine headache prophylaxis. Keep a log of your headaches (timing, frequency, duration, severity, location, associated symptoms) and take it to a neurologist for further evaluation. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/migraine.html ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a migraine 5 days with a feeling of pressure on top of my head to the back of the head. No medication or rest is helping?

Ans: Well you say a migraine. This is a diagnosis. This term seems to be used loosely now a true migraine headache is very painful and truly crippling. In some people no medication is effective. Just have to ride it out. There are good medications today that can be tried ...Read more

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I am taking amitriptyline but the medication hasnt been working for the past 26 days. Am i able to take a migraine tablet along with this medication?

I am taking amitriptyline but the medication hasnt been working for the past 26 days. Am i able to take a migraine tablet along with this medication?

Probably: It sounds like amitriptyline was prescribed for headache. This is a prevention medication that will not take away all headaches but can help decrease the frequency. If your doctor also prescribed an immediate relief headache medicine, then you can take it along with the amitriptyline. ...Read more

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What causes these recurring headaches? Is it migraine? How can I prevent them from occurring? What over-the-counter medications are available for the

Not enough info: Frequent, or daily, headaches can be caused by many different things. This includes medications, among others. You should see someone who deals frequently with headaches, to help sort things out. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medication for migraine headaches. Excedrine migrain is really just regular excedrine. Same ingredients. Doesnt wor?

Best OTC 4 migraine: Excedrin migraine has ibuprofen and caffeine. If you use these within the first 30 minutes of your aura or migraine symptoms, there is a good chance you will have relief. Other medicines, such as acetaminophen, alleve, etc., may also be helpful. ...Read more

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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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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more