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Any new treatments for migraine headaches?

Any new treatments for migraine headaches?

Nti-tss: I have had great success treating patients with migraine headaches. Nocturnal para-function, or night time tooth grinding /clenching is a major cause of migraine headaches. Find a dentist in your area that is familiar with the nti-tss night time appliance to help manage the outbreaks. Here is a website for you to learn more and find a dentist who may be able to help. http://www.nti-tss.com. ...Read more

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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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Any new treatments for hormonal migraine?

Any new treatments for hormonal migraine?

Botox: Topiramate as medication prevention is very popular. Botox injection in the scalp area have been very promising for many patients with chronic migraine. ...Read more

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What are new treatments for fibromyalgia?

What are new treatments for fibromyalgia?

A lot: People with fibromyalgia may benefit from medications like lyrica, gabapentin, savella, (milnacipran) cymbalta, elavil, nortriptyline, etc. Exercise has always been a mainstay to help with this disorder. Sometimes pool therapy is more helpful initially in this treatment algorithm. Correcting vitamin d deficiency can also be helpful. Improving sleep architecture and getting psych treatments also very helpful. ...Read more

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Any new therapies for tinnitus?

Any new therapies for tinnitus?

First diagnosed the : First you need to diagnose the type of tinnitus, is this from the ear itself is it hearing loss, a neurologic syndrome, metabolic disorder, psychiatric disorder, as they can be found in many clinical settings. obviously depending on etiology there are many ways in which it can be treated. There are not any new therapies I'm aware of, but again as you can see therapy is specific to cause. ...Read more

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Are there good treatments for silent migraines?

Are there good treatments for silent migraines?

'silent' migraine: It is not clear what you mean by 'silent'. If you mean no pain, but some symptom, like visual scintillating scotoma or localized tingling or numbness, then the best approach is to learn what kinds of triggers you have. These can be dietary, sleep related, stress related, or sometimes medication related. See medlineplus.Gov and search for migraine under diseases. ...Read more

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Are there natural treatments for cluster headaches?

Are  there natural treatments for cluster headaches?

Not really.: It is best to see your physician to discuss other treatment modalities. Self treatment is usually not successful. ...Read more

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What treatments are available for seasonal migraines?

What treatments are available  for seasonal migraines?

Nasal Sprays: Seasonal migraines are often due to irritation of the plexus of nerves within the nasal mucosa. Nasal spray can help. As well as allergy control with antihistamines. Surgery can potentially cure this condition if you have a deviated suptum of bony spurs on the internal portion of the nose. ...Read more

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What are some holistic treatments for migraine headaches?

What are some holistic treatments for migraine headaches?

Many options: The best way is to avoid triggers such as stress or certain foods so if you can find out what causes your migraines, start there. Thermal biofeedback is another option and it is closely related to meditation/guided imagery. Accupressure may help and some people have success with contrast showers (hot followed by cold). ...Read more

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Any new treatments for gastroparesis?

Any new treatments for gastroparesis?

Yes: Pro motility drugs could help and slow small feedings. Reglan (metoclopramide) and macrolides.Cisapride is no longer in the market. Adverse effects are significant. ...Read more

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Are there new treatments for psoriasis?

Are there new treatments for psoriasis?

Yes: The most recent are biological agents which reduce inflammation of the skin. These are generally used in moderate to severe psorisis (>20% skin involvemnt in patients that have failed two systemic treatments such as phototherapy and other oral agents such as methotrexate. ...Read more

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What are some hebal treatments for migraines?

What are some hebal treatments for migraines?

Herbal migraine rx: There are several herbal treatments for migraines but in my experience they have not been effective for severe migraine. ...Read more

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Are there "cures" for hemiplegic migraines?

Are there "cures" for hemiplegic migraines?

No cure, but: there is a management. It is uncommon migraine, but most debilitating one. The hemiplegic migraine usually presents with aura before the headache phase and the based treatment is a preventive medication called Topamax (topiramate). See orofacial pain or headache specialist for the definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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What are some effective treatments for migraines and visual disturbances?

What are some effective treatments for migraines and visual disturbances?

VARIES: The visual aura precedes the headache phase, and triptans could stop the event depending on an injection of Imitrex or usage of a nasal spray or pill from 10-45 minutes. Many choices include maxalt, zomig, frova, amerge, treximet, relpax (eletriptan). Maybe prevent headaches with topirimate, or depakote, or even otc like butterbur, feverfew, riboflavin, magnesium, co-q-10. ...Read more

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Are there any new treatments for narcoleysy?

Are there  any new treatments for narcoleysy?

Narcolepsy: Modafinil (provigil) has replaced Ritalin (methylphenidate) & amphetamines; newer antidepressants like venlafaxine r replacing tcas & ssris; sodium oxybate (xyrem) is now being used via monitored rx program to treat all forms of narcolepsy. Newest approach is immuno-globulin therapy to counter autoimmune hypocretin/orexin deficiency. Neurologist should have info on new treatments. ...Read more

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What treatments are available for nocturnal migraines?

What treatments are available for nocturnal migraines?

Triptans: Migraines often awaken people from sleep and can be severe. If an oral triptan (such as sumatriptan, sumatriptan/ naproxen/sodium, eletripan, rizatriptan, etc) does not work, then subcutaneous sumatriptan may be more effective helping up to 80% of people. ...Read more

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Are there any new treatments for a wegener's flare?

Yes: Rituxan (rituximab) has proven to be a very effective treatment for wegener's. I have been treating several patients with it for more than 4 years with excellent results. ...Read more

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What are some non-drug ways treatments for a headache?

What are some non-drug ways treatments for a headache?

Calm: It all depends on the cause of the headache. Most headaches respond well to relaxation, quiet and low light environment. Light massage (accupressure) can also be of benefit. If your headache is chronic or much more severe than usual, you should contact your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Any new treatments for ed?

Any new treatments for ed?

E.d.: There are many treatments a urologic specialist or a sex therapist can offer but none new recently. ...Read more

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Any new treatments for migraine headaches?

Nti-tss: I have had great success treating patients with migraine headaches. Nocturnal para-function, or night time tooth grinding /clenching is a major cause of migraine headaches. Find a dentist in your area that is familiar with the nti-tss night time appliance to help manage the outbreaks. Here is a website for you to learn more and find a dentist who may be able to help. http://www.nti-tss.com. ...Read more

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Any new treatments for hormonal migraine?

Botox: Topiramate as medication prevention is very popular. Botox injection in the scalp area have been very promising for many patients with chronic migraine. ...Read more

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I heard there is a new migraine treatment called levadex that is going to be available soon. How is it different/better from the current drugs ?

I heard there is a new migraine treatment called levadex that is going to be available soon. How is it different/better from the current drugs ?

Levadex coming soon: Levadex is an inhaler which contains an old drug, Dihydroergotamine or dhe. Dhe injection is one of the oldest most effective migraine drugs. It also comes in a nasal spray, migranal, but it is not very effective. The injection often makes people very nauseous, but surprisingly, according to the published data, the inhaler does not. It works as fast as an injection and should become available soon. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for migraine?

What is the treatment for migraine?

Alot but: 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 is the best treatment for migraine?

What is the best treatment for migraine?

Treatment migraine: Best treatment is avoiding triggers like stress, lack of sleep, food triggers to be avoided, relaxation teckniques and proper use of controller med, which you take daily, like calcium channel blockers, anti seizures meds like Depakote and others.And during acute attack proper use of prescribed triptans.The combination of all these works the best in my experience. ...Read more

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What is the most efficacious treatment for migraine?

What is the most efficacious treatment for migraine?

Treatment migraine: Best treatment is avoiding triggers like stress, lack of sleep, food triggers to be avoided, relaxation teckniques and proper use of controller med, which you take daily, like calcium channel blockers, anti seizures meds like Depakote and others.And during acute attack proper use of prescribed triptans.The combination of all these works the best in my experience. ...Read more

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Can you provide me with a conservative treatment at home for migraine?

Can you provide me with a conservative treatment at home for migraine?

NO: See a neurologist. Avoid alcohol. Do not smoke. Avoid birth control pills. Begin with accurate diagnosis. Migraine can be serious but can be treated. ...Read more

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If I was diagnosed with Hemithy migraine what would the treatment and prognosis be?

Never heard of it: I don't recognize the type of headache you are referring to. I think you are trying to spell it phonetically. Do you mean hemicrania continua? This form of headache is more common in women than men and more likely found in young adulthood than pediatric or older adult age groups. However, it is not a type of migraine though some features of hemicrania are similar to those of migraine. ...Read more

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What is the most effective medicine for migraine and the best treatment for migraine?

What is the most effective medicine for migraine and the best treatment for migraine?

Older medicines: The ones usually given are the tryptans. They are expensive and also dangerous with regard to serious effects of vasoconstriction. A multi center study of emergency room treatment of migraine revealed the superiority of phenothiazine–antihistamines such as Phenergan (promethazine) and Compazine. 1 antinausea dose tab at onset, repeat in ½ hr if needed. Repeat sequence 2 hrs from 1st dose. ...Read more

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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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What treatments are left if I have literally tried every med and treatments available and i still have chronic daily migraine?

What treatments are left if I have literally tried every med and treatments available and i still have chronic daily migraine?

See headache spec.: Doubtful you have had all the potential therapies, but consider, if not yet tried, break up pattern with steroids, depakote, topirimate, naprosyn, (naproxen) indocin, lithium, botox. Acupuncture, occipital nerve blocks, surgical denervation procedure, or try otc, riboflavin, coq-10, butterbur, feverfew. See headache specialist, and get a new approach. ...Read more

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Can benedryl be used in treatment of migraine... If so how?

Doesn't work well: However, might help you fall asleep which secondarily could end that migraine attack. Aleve (naproxen) seems to work better, but you need about 375 to 500 mg total. You could take aleve (naproxen) thrice daily, which might prevent migraine attacks, but could upset your stomach. Maybe try riboflavin, vitamin b-2 as another preventative. ...Read more

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Can Valium help in migraine treatment?

Not usually given: Benzodiazepine tranquilizers like Valium or Xanax (alprazolam) are usually not prescribed for treatment of migraine. There is no evidence they are effective for the acute migraine headache. Nor are they used for prevention of migraine. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for common migraine?

What is the treatment for common migraine?

Identify triggers: There are certain foods and aspects of lifestyle that can trigger or worsen headaches and migraines. The best way to identify triggers is to maintain a headache diary and keep a list of foods eaten before your migraine. Common triggers include chocolate, caffeine, cheese, msg, processed meats, alcohol, smoking/being around smoke, stress, skipping meals, lack of sleep or too much sleep. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for basilar migraine?

What is the treatment for basilar migraine?

Multiple options: The best idea is to stop migraines from developing. Preventive treatments include: medications, procedures-botox, nutritional supplements, increased exercise, and avoidance of migraine triggers. Treatments once a migraine develops include nsaid's (motrin), triptans (sumatriptan) amount others. There is not, to my knowledge, a specific treatment for basilar migraine. Get help-neurologist. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for classic migraine?

What is the treatment for classic migraine?

Be seen: There are many medications called triptans, including imitrex, (sumatriptan) maxalt, and others. Be seen and diagnosed, and your doctor can prescribe the proper medication. ...Read more

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Any ideas on the best treatment for migraine?

Any ideas on the best treatment for migraine?

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 is the best treatment for migraine headaches?

What is the best treatment for migraine headaches?

Depends: It depends upon how often you have them. If they are only occasional then drugs like imitrex (sumatriptan) are very good at preventing a migraine if you take it very early at onset of a headache. if the headaches are very frequent then a preventive medication may be more helpful if taken every day. There are several classes of medicines to prevent migraines. Your doctor can help you decide if that is needed. ...Read more

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What are the causes and treatments of migraine headaches?

What are the causes and treatments of migraine headaches?

Migraine: Migraines are genetically acquired headaches, usually triggered by poor sleep, stress, weather and hormone changes and certain medications. The most common trigger is diet- tyramine, nitrates/ nitrates, caffeine, msg, alcohol, etc. The best treatment includes avoidance and control of triggers. There are numerous medications to prevent and treat headaches (topiramate, triptans, betablocker, etc.). ...Read more

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