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New Treatments For Migraines
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A head pain which is usually recurrent, and often in variable locations and severity, associated with few or all the following symptoms; fear of light, fear of sound, nausea, vomiting, bright or dark spots floating in front of eyes, tingling and numbness of one side of face or body. All ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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, 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've referred you: I just wanted to let you know that I've referred your question(s) to a neurologist here who can hopefully advise you. I hope it helps direct you to a good evaluation and successful treatment. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are there any at home treatments for the visual aura preceding a migraine? any way to get vision back before the headache, or do i just wait it out?
In the beginingof the week I have this pain above my right eye. I don't have sinusitis and migraine preventive treatments didn't work. What can it be?
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