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Migraine Relief Medication
Is hylands migraine relief safe for ulcer. Taking prilosec. Http://www. Drugs. Com/drp/hyland-s-migraine-headache-relief-tablets. Html?
Probably. But bad.:
This doesn't contain any ingredients that one would expect would cause abdominal pain or aggravate an ulcer, but it does contain belladonna, which the fda rates as unsafe. That said, the amount of actually anything in many homeopathic products is basically none.
Belladonna can cause seizures, slowed breathing, lethargy, sleepiness, muscle weakness, and death… same as "deadly nightshade". ...Read more
Pain resolution: When patients are asked this question in studies, the answer that most give is complete resolution of pain that doesn't return. This is what you should be looking for in a treatment. It is not always completely successful, but there are agents that can greatly help reduce the frequency and intensity of the pain and other symptoms. ...Read more
Yes&ExcedrinMigraine: Google "cryotron" to see if anyone near you offers this devastatingly effective treatment. ...Read more
I got walgreens ex strength headache relief caplets & wg migraine relief caplets. Both have same ingredients. 1 says 2 every 6 hrs & other 2 every 24h?
Ask the pharmacist: I am not familiar with these store-branded medications. You can ask the walgreens pharmacist what the difference is. It may be that one version is an extended release formulation. Either way, follow the bottle's instructions until you get clarification. ...Read more
Yes: Verapamil is suppressive therapy. It will help decrease the number of episodes. But if you just want to use trip triptans that's fine too. ...Read more
Migraine relief with pain medicine? Oxycodone is the only thing that relieves my migraines. Can I take a low does regularly?
I was wondering what I can take for migraine relief when on prednisone. I am on 40mg for 5 days but after day 2 I developed the worst headache. Thanks?
I have been suffering from chronic migraine for 3 years with only some relief from medication. Any tips?
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
I have had migraine my whole life. CT scans show nothing. I'm on 2 preventive medications and I still get break through migraines. Every few days I get them. I just want some sort of relief. I'm allergic tramadol. I'm out of ideas. I need something.?
I hear you: Often we focus on cause and effect. We look for one thing to work and resolve the problem. I suspect that there are a combination of factors contributing to your migraines/headaches and as a result it is a combination of factors that will help. Working with a caregiver who can make an accurate diagnosis and is savvy regarding the various factors is your best bet. Ask around. ...Read more
3 day migraine. IV drugs in er. No pain 3 days. Pain return 4 2 days with short breath and exhaustion. Do I return 2 er? No relief from OTC on vacatio
Yes ER visit: For IV infusion is warranted. The abortive medication will not help. Migraine is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. This condition must be professionally managed. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and prophylactic management to avoid unnecessary future pain, suffering and ER visits. ...Read more
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
Doubtful: I do not believe there is any such method. Drugs for migraines are often very successful. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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 more