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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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Neurontin, (gabapentin) tramadolany cause headaches, migraines as side effect?

Neurontin, (gabapentin) tramadolany cause headaches, migraines as side effect?

Headache : Is one of the most common side effects with medication. And yes, both Neurontin (gabapentin) and tramadol can cause headache as a side effect. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me if the medication neurontin/gabapentin is used for migraines?

Can anyone tell me if the medication neurontin/gabapentin is used for migraines?

Yes: Gabapentin can be used for prevention of episodic and chronic migraine prevention with fairly good efficacy. Side effects incude sleepiness, dizziness, and less often swelling of the feet and weight gain. ...Read more

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Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) with my neurontin and amitriptyline (both for migraines)? Was prescribed Xanax (alprazolam) for panic attacks.

Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) with my neurontin and amitriptyline (both for migraines)? Was prescribed Xanax (alprazolam) for panic attacks.

Well: Xanax (alprazolam) is a very dangerous drug. It is highly addicting. Now I would avoid that drug and if you suffer from panic attacks there are safer choices of medication that have been approved for panic attacks Xanax (alprazolam) is not one of those ...Read more

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Took a 300mg neurontin, robaxin, 1mg Klonopin, 100g trazodone, and a fioricet at the same time. Any problem with it? TMJ is agony and causing migraine

Took a 300mg neurontin, robaxin, 1mg Klonopin, 100g trazodone, and a fioricet at the same time. Any problem with it? TMJ is agony and causing migraine

TMJ/ Migraine: Regarding the medications you are on and took together, please consult with your own physician. Regarding your TMJ/TMD issue, please consult with a dentist who has extensive experience and training treating TMD. The really expert ones are few and far between but have all types of modalities to evaluate and treat your joint dysfunction and get you on the path to a pain free life. ...Read more

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What migraine med works best for someone weaning off topamax, (topiramate)w no weight gain or memory loss side effects etc?on trileptal,wellbutrin,neurontin,klon.

What migraine med works best for someone weaning off topamax, (topiramate)w no weight gain or memory loss side effects etc?on trileptal,wellbutrin,neurontin,klon.

Beta blockers: The beta-adrenergic blockers are the most commonly used prophylactic migraine medications. Inderal, (propranolol) Corgard, Tenormin, just to name a few. They have longer half-life and more favorable side-effect profile. Take care. ...Read more

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What Other Medicines Is Good For Chronic Migraines. I Take Gabapentin 600 MG T.I.D And It Ain't Helping. The Migraine Is In Back Of My Head.

What Other Medicines Is Good For Chronic Migraines. I Take Gabapentin 600 MG T.I.D And It Ain't Helping. The Migraine Is In Back Of My Head.

Back of head pain: Hello. If Gabapentin is the only thing you have tried, you have many more medication options such as Topamax, (topiramate) which now comes as extended release once daily called Trokendi XR. Elavil, Pamelor, Doxepin, and Tofranil are also options.These latter four are also once daily medications. Help too with sleep. You have even more option than these so talk to your provider about a switch with gaba wean. ...Read more

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Please describe efficacy difference in Lyrica (pregabalin) vs Gabapentin for migraine/headache of a very nervey type?

It depends: Efficacy refers to proven and clear superiority based on objective evidence. Hence, I doubt you'll find an answer for your efficacy question. Even the effectiveness question is problematic and in my clinical experience all I can say is that gabapentin is possibly preferable when nerve pain is associated with less rather than more anxiety. ...Read more

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I have very bad panic attacks. I take 60 mgs of Prozac (fluoxetine) a day but i'm also on gabapentin and oxy for a back injury and migraine meds. Do u suggest anyt?

I have very bad panic attacks. I take 60 mgs of Prozac (fluoxetine) a day but i'm also on gabapentin and oxy for a back injury and migraine meds. Do u suggest anyt?

Interaction: How much oxy you taking time interval make sure you take as schedule don't use CAD pen your panic might be due to opioid withdrawal also what is dose of Neurontin (gabapentin) life style caffeine intake your thyroid function and any relaxation therapy. ...Read more

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Is Gabapentin an effective migraine treatment? I can't take tryptans, SSRIs, MAOIs or NSAIDS and have severe GERD.

Prophylaxis or tx?: It isn't clear from your question if you have chronic migraine or episodic migraine. Gabapentin isn't optimal for chronic, but botulinum toxin can be used; for episodic there are a number of injectable medications that can be helpful as well such as Imitrex. You should talk to your doctor regarding these options. ...Read more

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Topamax (topiramate) substitute for weekly migraines w/no weight gain&memory loss side effects?tylenol,NSAIDs&neurontin dont work.on trileptal,klon,&wellbutrin now

Topamax (topiramate) substitute for weekly migraines w/no weight gain&memory loss side effects?tylenol,NSAIDs&neurontin dont work.on trileptal,klon,&wellbutrin now

Weekly migraine: Most people would not take a medicine every day to prevent a migraine that occurs once per week. Unless that migraine lasts several days. Substitutes for topamax (topiramate) could be propranolol, magnesium, or valproate perhaps. Normally wellbutrin and propranolol are not used together, in case the mood worsens. Why are you using trileptal? Your side effects may occur due to medicine interactions. ...Read more

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Meds ? Gabapentin cause migraines? Is it a narcotic?

Gabapentin: This medication is well tolerated by most patients as it has a low side effect profile and drug-interaction. It can however cause headache in less than 5% of patients. The headaches usually subside with continued use. Discuss this with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Is nurontin safe for migraines and for nerve pain?

Is  nurontin safe for migraines and for nerve pain?

Yes it is safe, but: Doesn't work well to prevent migraine headaches, and is not fda approved for that purpose. Other far better meds are available. May work well for several nerve pain problems, but has a maximal effective dose of 2400 mg daily, and Lyrica (pregabalin) may be more useful. ...Read more

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I take 3000 mg of gabapentin for sfn and my occasional migraines are now 3-4 a week! could the gabapentin be making them worse?

Migraines: Gabapentin may not be making them worse but you are at the maximum dose and you headaches are not getting better. Suggest you get a alternative opinion. ...Read more

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I take Gabapentin 600 Mg 3 Times day. for anxiety & migraines. it doesn't help me anymore. how can i stop taking it. does it cause problems if i stop.

I take Gabapentin 600 Mg 3 Times day. for anxiety & migraines. it doesn't help me anymore. how can i stop taking it. does it cause problems if i stop.

See your PCP: Stopping Gabapentin suddenly can cause serious problems (e.g. withdrawal seizures). You may also experience side effects like anxiety, insomnia, headache, and sweating. See your PCP for primary headache evaluation. ...Read more

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I have Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome... I suffer from chronic migraines. Would gabapentin be a safe choice?

I have Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome... I suffer from chronic migraines. Would gabapentin be a safe choice?

Migraine: To answer that question lots more information is necessary. This kind of question should be posed to the physicians who know you and the details of your problems. Generally a beta blocker(propranolol)is effective for decreasing migraine frequency and severity. There are many factors which go into these recommendations. ...Read more

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Dosing of Gabapentin for epic Migraines, tinnitus, nerve pain. Is 1500mg or above a reasonable dosage? I don't want to press my doc, but 900mg is fine, and 1200mg is a bit better, but still not efficaceous enough. I've read that for nerve pain people g

Dosing of Gabapentin for epic Migraines, tinnitus, nerve pain.  Is 1500mg or above a reasonable dosage?  I don't want to press my doc, but 900mg is fine, and 1200mg is a bit better, but still not efficaceous enough.  I've read that for nerve pain people g

That is reasonable: Often times when treating people with nerve pain the dose of gabapentin needs to be titrated up until the effective dose is reached (since the effective dose is different for each individual). The maximum recommended dose is 3600mg per day, so 1500mg is well within a safe range. ...Read more

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My 7yo daughter gets migraines she went to see a neuro and she put her on 3ml of gabapentin is this safe why didn't she do a CT or anything?

CT's aren't benign: We now appreciate that the accumulation of radiation exposure over a lifetime of medical imaging can have its own risks, including an increased risk of cancer. That said, it might still be important to image the brain in someone with a new complaint of headache. Speak with your daughter's neurologist to learn how s/he came to the decision to not image. Gabapentin is safe and well tolerated. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing hair loss from gabapentin (300mg) I am taking it for chronic migraines and also to assist with sleep any other options?

I have been experiencing hair loss from gabapentin (300mg)   I am taking it for chronic migraines and also to assist with sleep any other options?

Alopecia: Alopecia or hair loss is usully not a a sise efecto of gabapentin , but severe stress could weaken your immunity and that could propiciate the hair loss. Go to your doctor and maybe he add another axiolytic to your treatment . Good luck. ...Read more

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I've been having Migraines for past 4 days. its on the side of my head. i taken Gabapentin, Excedrin,Imitrex,pamelor, topamax (topiramate). what else can i take?

Try Magnesium: Try Magnesium daily for prevention, plus lots of hydration. You can apply ice to the area 20 mins on, 20 mins off. Massage to the neck, shoulders and scalp can be helpful, and also taking a warm bath. I have also found botox injections to be helpful, or lidicaine injections to the nerves at the base of the scalp. Hopefully you've been instructed about diet & smoking, etc. ...Read more

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I take gabapentin and verapamil for compl. migraine. Took flexeril 3hr ago for arth in neck. Can I take a Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for migraine pain now?

I take gabapentin and verapamil for compl. migraine. Took flexeril 3hr ago for arth in neck. Can I take a Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for migraine pain now?

Yes but...: pain pills are notoriously ineffective in acute migraine If you have more than 3 attacks per month you really should se a neurologist to give you proper preventative treatment KEEP A HEADACHE DIARY TO DISCOVER TRIGGER FACTORS TO AVOID ...Read more

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Should i return to the e.R.? I have been suffering from a migraine since thursday. I went to the e.R. Both thursday and friday, and i'm still in severe pain even with the meds they gave me. Should i return to the hospital, or tough it out until monday to

Your choice: Your choice. You definitely need to see an md for neurological testing first, before anything else is done. Obviously the meds are just not enough to cover up the symptoms. You need to find out the cause first before moving forward. ...Read more

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What is a migraine?

Recurrent headache: Migraine is a chronic disoeder in which you get recurrent headaches which are moderate to severe in nature in typical headache it is on one sided headache and pulsating in nature and last anywhere from 2 to 72 hours it may have other associated symptoms like nausea&vomiting inreased sensitivity ti light about one in third patients feel an aura. It can be triggered by several different factors. ...Read more

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What is a migraine?

What is a migraine?

Headache: Hi ChantelleH, A migraine is a type of headache. Usually it is on one side of the head, moderate to severe, throbbing and sometimes associated with sensitivity to light and sound. ...Read more

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How to cure migraine?

How to cure migraine?

See a neurologist: There is no cure but a great treatment management exists, which can alleviate your symptoms big time, but your have to see a neurologist to rule out any other possibilities of your headache. ...Read more

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Is migraine a disease?

Is migraine a disease?

Neurological disorde: Migraine is chronic neurological disorder associated with focal neurologic deficit, alterations in cerebral blood flow and headache. ...Read more

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How to reduce migraine?

How to reduce migraine?

Prevent migraines: There are many things one can do to help decrease their headaches. Good sleep, good nutrition, stress management, and exercise are a few. Also, daily preventive medications can help reduce the intensity and frequency of attacks. Its important to work with your doctor to find the best approach for you. ...Read more

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How to stop migraine pain?

How to stop migraine pain?

Migraine: Migraine pain if happens about 8-10 times a month you can ask a preventive medicine to be prescribed by your doctor. To stop one episode medical authorities suggested to take a high dose regular pain killers such as Ibuprofen 800 mg at the first moment of pain. There are also specific anti migraine medications such as sumatriptan that could be taken at each episode of pain. ...Read more

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How can i overcme migraine?

Help: I try to help you with explanation that migraine is lifelong condition. At different period of live it cold be often and then -rare. Your goal : to avoid full strength of headache with modern medicine, using them as soon as you have aura or feeling it's coming. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have Migraine what to do?

I have Migraine
what to do?

Confirm with MD 1st: 16 year old female has migraine, wants to know what to do. Migraine Headache is a very common ailment Pain usually localized in specific areas on the head can be excruciating, pounding; tender to touch in affected area, many times associated with light and sound sensitivity, nausea or even vomiting. Shutting lights & sounds off plus many OTC analgesics could help. Be sure with MD/ Headache spec ...Read more

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What to take for a migraine?

What to take for a migraine?

Get checked: If your headaches do not respond to pain medicines like tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin, then it would be good to get checked out by a doctor. You may also want to maintain a headache diary when you have a headache. In this you should write down anything you ate in the hours before the headache started, or how much sleep you got the night before or anything else that stands out and look for patterns. ...Read more

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Iv had a migraine for 8 days?

Chronic: Migraines can last for several days at a time. This is not uncommon. I am sorry you are going through this ; hope you get migraine relief soon! ...Read more

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What is the cause of migraine?

What is the cause of migraine?

What we know: Migraine is inherited due to family genetics. We also are aware that sufferers are sensitive to external and internal triggers which set off glutamate receptors in the brain. The process results in electrical/chemical reactions in brainstem and ultimately parts of brain with release of a series of chemicals that cause pain and to a lesser extent blood vessel changes. ...Read more

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What things trigger a migraine?

What things trigger a migraine?

Long list: Certain food, items, or fasting, hormonal changes, lack of sleep, certain smells bright lights, fatigue and a host of other environmental factors often unique to the individual. ...Read more

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What to use to ease a migraine?

What to use to ease a migraine?

Migraine Tx: 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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Is there any cure or migraine ?

Is there any cure or migraine ?

No cure is available: Migraine is a serious and complex neurological disorder. Unilateral throbbing headache, dizziness, visual disturbances nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, paresthesias and even chest pain may be present during the episodes. It is a manageable condition. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more

Gabapentin (Definition)

Also called neurontin, (gabapentin) is an anticonvulsant medication used to treat seizure, also for post-herpetic neuralgia & other neuropathic pains, as well as restless leg syndrome. It works by lowering excitation ...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