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Status migraine won't go away and can't take narcotics or heavy pain meds in hospital because they've made me very sick in past. So what's left to take?

Status migraine won't go away and can't take narcotics or heavy pain meds in hospital because they've made me very sick in past. So what's left to take?

Consider hypnosis: I can't address the medicines, but have used hypnosis with people who suffer from migraines who want to reduce the amount of meds they take. Surely seek medical consult in addition to hypnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

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


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What should you do if a migraine won't go away?

What should you do if a migraine won't go away?

Urgent Care: If the headaches are still refractory, an abortive medication such as dihydroergotamine (DHE), sumatriptan (Imitrex) or one of the newer triptan medications is often prescribed. See a doctor at the Urgent Care for an abortive migraine treatment. ...Read more

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What's best used to take care of a migraine that won't go away?

What's best used to take care of a migraine that won't go away?

Call your doctor: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more

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My migraines won't go away and no matter how much water I drink I'm still dehydrated and no matter how much sleep I get I'm still really tired?

My migraines won't go away and no matter how much water I drink I'm still dehydrated and no matter how much sleep I get I'm still really tired?

You need an exam: And possibly some blood work. Excessive thirst and tiredness can be a sign of diabetes. A low thyroid can also make you feel tired all the time. If you're having this much trouble u really need to see a doctor and not try to diagnose it over the Internet. ...Read more

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I have a migraine that won't go away. I have vomited 8 times so far and I see double. I have tried OTC migraine medicines and benadryl (diphenhydramine). Is there anything else that I can try?

I have a migraine that won't go away. I have vomited 8 times so far and I see double. I have tried OTC migraine medicines and benadryl (diphenhydramine). Is there anything else that I can try?

Rule out ICB: For a persistent headache associated with nausea and resistant to medications, you should get a head ct in the emergency room/department. This could be an intracranial bleed. These are usually associated with trauma, but I have seen some spontaneous icb's. If the head ct is negative, follow up with your physician to get stronger migraine medication and maybe a migraine controller medication. ...Read more

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Late period. Constant migraine that won't go away extremely tired and a lot of discharge what could this mean? I don't think I'm pregnant

Late period. Constant migraine that won't go away extremely tired and a lot of discharge what could this mean? I don't think I'm pregnant

Late period: If this means that you haven't had your period yet but have been sexually active - would go ahead and take a home pregnancy test. Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; Over-exercising (endurance athletics), stress, travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives & other meds, Illegal drug use, ...Read more

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Both partners "fixed" ovarian cyst right ovary, late period 5d, pain in ovary migraine that won't go away, what could be wrong?

Both partners "fixed" ovarian cyst right ovary, late period 5d, pain in ovary migraine that won't go away, what could be wrong?

See your OBGYN!: Seems possible that the ovarian cyst has made an impact on your cycle. If it prevented ovulation in some way - you'd miss a period. It needs to be examined and depending on results, treatment decisions can b made. The pain also suggests that the cyst may be doing something new. The migraine is probably a separate issue - but call for an appt ASAP. If it gets worse, Urgent Care or ER is an option. ...Read more

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I have an ear ache & a migraine that won't go away. I'm also very dizzy & have a fever. What is happening to me?

I have an ear ache & a migraine that won't go away. I'm also very dizzy & have a fever. What is happening to me?

Problems: This is a good question but the best advice is to get in and see your doctor today and let him have a chance to figure what is going on. This forum can't give the answer you need because we can't do the tests and exam you need to get to the root of the problem. Please get help today and let us know what they tell you at the doctors office. ...Read more

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Every time I drink red wind I get bad migraine headaches that won't go away. Is it sulfites?

Every time I drink red wind I get bad migraine headaches that won't go away. Is it sulfites?

Probably not: Red wine is notorious for causing migraine headaches in migrainers. It typically has more to do with compoinds called "tyramines." also, aged cheeses are known to precipitate migraines. ...Read more

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If my headache won't go away, could it be a migraine?

If my headache won't go away, could it be a migraine?

Many reasons: You could have chronic daily headaches, you could possess tension or migraine, you might have intracranial issues, but most likely you have benign problems which need control. Lots of approaches are available including meds, botox, even the recent "migraine surgery". ...Read more

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What can you do for a migraine headache? Bad headache that won't go away

What can you do for a migraine headache? Bad headache that won't go away

Botox and Surgery: Long term relief of migraines can be achieved with botox. If you have a good response, you may be a candidate for surgery. Surgery has been shown to dramatically decrease the frequency and intensity of migraines.

www. Themigrainereliefcenter. Com. ...Read more

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I didn't get to take my Imitrex (sumatriptan) until about one hour after my migraine started and it won't go away what can I do?

I didn't get to take my Imitrex (sumatriptan) until about one hour after my migraine started and it won't go away what can I do?

Try Ice: A successful treatment used in the united kingdom is ice: best done with soft, flexible gel ice. With cloth to protect skin apply ice front and back of head for 20 minutes, repeat with new ice sheets two more times for 20 minutes each time. Careful for frostbite! you are doing it right if you need to get under covers, you are so cold. Stops 50% migraines, um, cold in their tracks! ...Read more

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I had a migraine 6 days ago and still have a headache that won't go away plus on & off queasiness. I had a chiro app but they still haven't gone away.

I had a migraine 6 days ago and still have a headache that won't go away plus on & off queasiness. I had a chiro app but they still haven't gone away.

Consult a specialist: Constant headache for 6 days can be due to an underlying medical condition or it could be a tension headache or a migraine. Either way your headache should be evaluated right away with your pcp or neurologist or a orofacial pain specialist. You saw a chiropractor so I am suspecting that you have muscle tension; try warm compresses and massages. ...Read more

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Why won't my headache go away? Its been here since august and constantly throbbing, been told its migraine drugs don't help. Feel like im in a daze : (

Why won't my headache go away? Its been here since august and constantly throbbing, been told its migraine drugs don't help. Feel like im in a daze : (

Get 2nd opinion: Not sure who told you they were migraines but frequently other types of headaches are misdiagnosed as migraines. If you haven't already, I would get opinions from both a neurologist and an interventional pain management physician. I frequently see patients who are misdiagnosed as having migraines when in fact they have either occipital neuralgia or cervicogenic headaches from cervical facet joints. ...Read more

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Bad ocular migraine 5 days ago now with visual static won't go away. Why?

Bad ocular migraine 5 days ago now with visual static won't go away. Why?

See doc!: Any change or worsening of a typical headache (for you) is a sign that something worse may be going on. Call your doc now or go to an ER. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have eye pain with a migraine? If so how can I make it go away. Ibrufen helps the head but the eye pain just won't go!

Is it normal to have eye pain with a migraine? If so how can I make it go away. Ibrufen helps the head but the eye pain just won't go!

Yes: In fact, that's a very common symptoms. Most people would respond the the triptan class of drugs. Even the migraine develops after early adulthood, it needs to be evaluated by a neurologist. Need to get your eye pressure checked to rule out glaucoma (you didn't provide your age which will be very helpful in future postings). ...Read more

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Why doesn't my migraine go away?

Why doesn't my migraine go away?

Prophylactic therapy: Once a diagnosis of chronic migraine has been made, effective involves 3 specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological 3) pharmacological (medical) management. Prophylactic therapy is recommended for the chronic and disabling migraine. Some migraine patients are prone to medication overuse headaches. See headache specialist. ...Read more

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Does a migraine go away by itself? /

Does a migraine go away by itself? /

Neurology eval: They will usually resolve over time. Sleep often can help to abort a migraine. If you have true migraine headaches, I would encourage you to be evaluated by a neurologist. At that preventive & abortive measures can be addressed. Take care. ...Read more

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What can cause bad migraine? How do I make it go away?

What can cause bad migraine? How do I make it go away?

Depends: The reasons for migraines vary greatly. Clenching/grinding your teeth, especially when sleeping, is a known factor. Nerve problems and stress/psychological issues are also common factors. But there are many other possibilities, including sensitivities/allergies. You may need multiple doctors if there are multiple causes. Best bet is to see your physician for an exam and guidance on how to proceed. ...Read more

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I have a migraine going on 3 days now. What can I do to make it go away?

I have a migraine going on 3 days now. What can I do to make it go away?

Sleep: If you can obtain several hours of uninterrupted sleep, the headache should start to resolve. You may find some benefit with a prescription med called Cambia or an otc prep called dolovent. Your doctor may assist in a variety of other ways. ...Read more

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I've had a migraine for four days now and nothing is making it go away. What do I do?

I've had a migraine for four days now and nothing is making it go away. What do I do?

ER or Urgent care: Many clinicians consider parenteral administration of dhe-45, ketamine, lidocaine, other agents to be a very safe and reasonable treatment for migraine. Dhe-45 is still used frequently in the hospital emergency rooms to stop a prolonged migraine.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Will migraine headaches eventually go away on their own?

Will migraine headaches eventually go away on their own?

They could.: Some people's migraines just run their course for the day and they wake up the net morning feeling fine. For others, it's a little more complicated - they may need medications to help stop the migraine. A migraine lasting more than 72 hours is called status migrainosus and these can be helped sometimes with steroids, but that's something to see your doctor for. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the best / most natural way to get treatment for a migraine that does not go away?

What is the best / most natural way to get treatment for a migraine that does not go away?

Herbal and calming: Calming, meditation, and certain herbs have been found to be helpful. Heavy doses of pain medications may cause the headache to be more prolonged and more resistant to treatment. Chronic daily headache is a known variant of migraine that is becoming more common and becoming very difficult to manage. Repeated doses of triptans may actually make migraine worse. You must break the cycle. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy bring on complicated migraines in somebody with no migraine history? Will they go away after pregnancy?

Yes x2.: The hormonal extremes of pregnancy can trigger migraines in someone without prior history and those should resolve after 6 weeks postpartum, as a general rule. Of course, any headache that has associated neurological deficit (s) has to be evaluated asap by a neurologist and/or mfm to exclude stroke, preeclampsia, pseudotumor cerebri, other severe pathologies. Tylenol (acetaminophen) (+/- codeine) and Reglan help! ...Read more

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I took Imatrex about an hour ago, and there has been NO change in my migraine. Can I take my codeine if this doesn't go away?

How old are you?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, and we expect it of you! ...Read more

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Taking 50mg of Topomax for chronic migraine. Did 25 for a week then 50. Started 2.5'weeks ago and still nausea from it. Will the nausea go away?

Taking 50mg of Topomax for chronic migraine. Did 25 for a week then 50. Started 2.5'weeks ago and still nausea from it. Will the nausea go away?

Comments: You could blunt the nausea by taking twice daily after food on your stomach. Your target dose is 50 mg twice daily. The nausea might be quelled by ginger root prior to meds. You should get accommodated over next week or so. ...Read more

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3-4 blinding migraines/week. Usually gone in the a.m. Leaving a headache hangover. This migraine has been constant for 83 hrs. How to make it go away?

3-4 blinding migraines/week. Usually gone in the a.m. Leaving a headache hangover. This migraine has been constant for 83 hrs. How to make it go away?

Time to stop HA's: You could stop each individual event with a triptan if taken early or perhaps Cambia if taken later. But prevention might be the best approach, and there is some flavor of cluster headaches described. We do have excellent preventative drugs, both prescription, and OTC. Would a Concierge visit help guide you to solutions? ...Read more