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For 5 months my cycle is irregular and heavy and by day 5/6 I have no appetite to eat for 3/4 days and have migraine type headache perimenopause poss!

For 5 months my cycle is irregular and heavy and by day 5/6 I have no appetite to eat for 3/4 days and have migraine type headache perimenopause poss!

Irergular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Lyons
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Perimenopause (Definition)

Period of time when your estrogen levels start to decline, your periods become irregular, symptoms such as hot flashes may begin, along with mood swings and other ...Read more


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What is perimenopause?

What is perimenopause?

Timearound menapause: Perimenopause is the menopause transition years in a woman;s life. That is to say, it is the time in a woman's life where her periods are starting to change and will eventually stop. ...Read more

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 what is perimenopause?

 what is perimenopause?

Perimenopause: That period of time between normal female menstrual cycles and menopause. During this period of time hormone balance may change causing numerous symptom in women. This can be from early 30s to early 50s. ...Read more

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What is migraine?

What is migraine?

Migraines: A migraine is a vasospasm of a blood vessel in the brain. There are many symptoms. The common migraine's hallmark is a severe headache. The headache may be accompanied by nausea and vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound. Sometimes, migraines are signaled by an "aura, " which may be a visual symptom such as flashing lights or wavy lines followed by a headache. Common triggers - caffeine, stress. ...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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What causes migraine?

What causes migraine?

Migraine cause: Over the years, many theories on the pathophysiology of migraine have been postulated but the exact cause of migraine is still controversial. Migraine pathogenesis involves an interrelationship between neuronal and vascular components. ...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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Why am i having migraine?

Migraines: Migraines can happen spontaneously without cause. Although there can be triggers, the most common are stress, caffeine, chocolate, red wine, food with sulfates, some medications, alcohol, reflections of light. ...Read more

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How do I avoid a migraine?

How do I avoid a migraine?

Migrain avoidance: Migrain headache avoidance has some thing to do with avoiding triggers.... You should have done a diary for your headache what exactly bring your headache is it stress...Is it food and what type of food is it noise light , what ever it is you have to avoid it and in case of light u need to say in dark quiet room ...And also some medications can be given to avoid headache consider as prophylactic. ...Read more

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How do I treat a migraine?

How do I treat a migraine?

Many ways: There are many therapies to migraines. If acute otc meds like excedrin helps. Prescriptions such as triptans have been used to abate the migraine if severe enough. If this a chronic condition, reduce stressors, exercise, meditation, food triggers, acupuncture/yoga can all help. There is of course medications for chronic migraine as well. Keeping a log of your migraines may be helpful. ...Read more

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How do I treat a migraine?

How do I treat 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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What causes of Migraine ?

What causes of Migraine ?

Migraine causes: The exact cause of migraines are not known but the research suggest that migraines are caused by hyperactive nerve cells that cause that cause blood vessels to constrict and expand. This in turn causes release of inflammatory chemicals and the pain. Now there are several triggers that can cause migraines to occur. You should find out the triggers and discuss it with your doctor. ...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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What is a cluster migraine?

What is a cluster migraine?

See below: Cluster migraine is a severe variant of migraine which can awaken an individual from sleep, may be triggered by alcohol. It is described by tearing and nasal congestion on the side of head pain, often with facial sweating on this same side, severe throbbing/stabbing pain, and a sense of restlessness. They tend to occur in clusters of repeat headaches followed by remission. ...Read more

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How do you stop a migraine?

How do you stop a migraine?

Sleep: The most common way to stop a migraine is to go in a quiet, dark room, and sleep. Some people find excedrin migraine helpful, or you can see your doctor for a prescription for a drug called a triptan, if you don't have any contraindications. ...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