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Nitroglycerin Headache Treatment
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
Getting headaches from nitroglycerin applied to anal fissure. Does caffeine help with taking the headaches away?
Can nitroglycerin, diltiazem, and Norvasc (amlodipine) as a dose make a good treatment for angina?
What can ease a nitroglycerin headache taken by heart patient in response to pain? Aspirin is part of daily meds; not allowed to take advil (ibuprofen).
Whar are the treatments for a sentinel pile? Is it just surgery? Treating a fissure w nitroglycerin, which makes the lump burn. What to do?
Surgery: Nitro has about 70% success, but to excise that annoying tissue and reach almost 100% success rate do a lateral sphincterotomy with pile excision. ...Read more
Whenever I take nitroglycerines for angina I get terrible headaches with vomiting and fever which lasts for about 24 hours. Is there an alternative I c?
Cluster headache: Management of a cluster headache can be abortive or prophylactic. Sometimes, both methods are indicated in the same patient. An effective abortive treatment uses oxygen or sumatriptan or DHE. The treatment of choice for the prevention of both episodic and chronic cluster headache is verapamil. ...Read more
Sumatriptan + Oxygen: Cluster headaches are 6-12 week episodes of frequent, incredibly painful headaches that each last approximately 45 minutes. First goal is to stop the pain of any headache that begins - this can be done with 100% inhaled oxygen or sumatriptan injections. Second goal is interruption the episode of the. Possible meds are verapamil, topiramate, depakote, prednisone, lithium. Good luck! ...Read more
? chronic daily HA's: This pattern could be associated with migraines, tension headaches, and perhaps a mix of the two. Often promoted by prior pain meds, even tylenol (acetaminophen). Process can be interrupted by preventative anti-migraine meds such as topamax, depakote, beta-blockers, but also otc items as riboflavin, magnesium, co-q10, butterbur. Your physician should be able to help with this. ...Read more
See below:: Taking the medications rec by your doc: pain relievers; muscle relaxants; antidepressants; other meds. Avoiding or minimizing the causes or triggers: stress management/relaxation training; biofeedback; & home treatments. The goals of treatment for tension headaches are to prevent further attacks and relieve any current pain. ...Read more
Is alternative treatment safe or will it cause more harm than benefit? I am a 90% rated disabled vet due to a traumatic brain injury I recieved in the military which led to seizures, cluster headaches, and a miserable quality of living on high dose narcot
Do you mean complementary alternative medicine? This may not help very much with cluster headaches and seizures. Alternatives to narcotics though would be appropriate and probably more helpful.
What are these alternatives? There are about 15 treatments to prevent seizures, if you needed them, and there are about 5-6 treatments to control cluster headaches. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Depends on the cause:
First you need a diagnosis of the cause. Headaches (has) can be caused by muscle tension, migraines, tumors, infections, etc. Once you know the cause, it's easier to determine a treatment.
Ex: many has diagnosed as recurrent 'tension' has are actually due to treatable problems in the neck, head bones, upper back, ribs, etc. An osteopathic dr. (unlike most md's) can diagnose & treat these causes. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: There are many different causes for headaches including stress/tension, migraines, lack of sleep, dehydration, infection, etc. Depending on the cause, different treatments can work. In general, something like Acetaminophen (tylenol) or Ibuprofen over the counter can be tried. ...Read more
Headache: 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
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
Cluster treatment: Since a cluster headache is severe but of such short duration, treatment must provide fast relief. An effective abortive treatment uses oxygen at a flow rate of 7-10 liters per minute. The treatment of choice for the prevention of both episodic and chronic cluster headache is verapamil (Calan), a calcium channel antagonist. See orofacial pain or headache specialist. ...Read more
Several but commonly: Commonly a headache starting at the base of the skull or neck is a tension-type headache. They're often throbbing in character & range in severity from mild to severe. Typical otc meds can help (i.e. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) aleve, etc), but appropriate dosing & precautions should be followed. Prevention/treatment approaches include stretching, exercise, massage, stress-reduction, stress-management. See doc 4 more. ...Read more
Medications: Preventive medications (anti-hypertensives and anti depressants)probably work the best. You can try a few home remedies starting with ice application over back of neck and temples. Other things you could try are warm compresses, massaging your temples, meditation and green tea. Relaxation therapy, biofeedback, meditation and exercise have also shown to help. ...Read more
Headache- 200 types:
In 2004, the International Headache Society published the Classification and Diagnostic Criteria for Headache Disorders. There are more than 200 types of headaches. Visit AHS for more information:
http://www. Americanheadachesociety. Org/ ...Read more
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
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