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Dr. John Kim Dr. Kim
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Can you prescribe stadol for migraine headaches?

Dr. John Kim Dr. Kim
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Can you prescribe stadol for migraine headaches?

Visit your doc: Stadol is a syntheitc opioid analgesic. Unfortunately we can't prescribe that through healthtap. You will have to request it from your regular physician as it does have abuse potential. ...Read more

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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Will Excedrin migraine work for ongoing migraine?

Will Excedrin migraine work for ongoing migraine?

Maybe: It might help and will not cause any issues to try. It is just over the counter medications that benefit some people with migraines and is seen as an abortive medication. If it does not, then you will have to consider prescription medications, such as triptans or ergots that can be more effective for abortive therapy. Excedrin migraine does work very well for some people, and others it does not. ...Read more

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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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Are over-the-counter medications for migraine effective?

Are over-the-counter medications for migraine effective?

Yes: Most headaches can be managed with otc meds. If the headaches are persistent and occurring frequently then you should have further eval and discuss with pcp. Be careful with excedrine and other meds containing caffeine. These can cause rebound headaches if taken chronically. ...Read more

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Treatment for migraine with aura?

Treatment for migraine with aura?

Migraine w/ aura: Migraine w/ aura. Treatment depends on frequency. Will need acute treatment. If 2 or more per month, preventative medicine or measures recommended. this is idea consult case for health tap -happy to help you w/15 minute consult. ...Read more

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Which over-the-counter drugs work for migraines?

It depends: Treatment is different for everyone since migraines are different for everyone, so there is no real answer. Basically, you need to discover through the process of elimination what works for you, be it over-the-counter meds or some herbal concoction or whatever. Until migraines are better understood, treatment will remain on a case-by-case basis. ...Read more

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Will doctors always prescribe a pain medication along with migraine med for migraines?

Will doctors always prescribe a pain medication along with migraine med for migraines?

Not always: Some people have success with breaking the headache with the migraine med, so they do not need other pain medication. However, others need something to help them get to that point, just depends on the patient and the physician. ...Read more

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Can you get prescribed pain medicine for migraines?

Can you get prescribed pain medicine for migraines?

Depends: It all depends on your goals. (which should be to control not eliminate) It also depends on what you mean by pain medicine. Do you mean narcotics like vicodin? ...Read more

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Can general practitioners write prescriptions for antidepressants?

Can general practitioners write prescriptions for antidepressants?

They are able to.: General practitioners are able to write prescriptions for antidepressants but in my experience, g.P.'s are not always aware of the nuances of side effects, interactions with other meds, different kinds of antidepressants, detailed educational information for you and family. Do they have access to a psychiatrist for consultation? If they have experience with these meds and the condition, fine. ...Read more

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What other meds would u recommend for migraine headaches besides imitrex (sumatriptan)?

What other meds would u recommend for migraine   headaches besides imitrex (sumatriptan)?

Aspirin: Throughout the ages the most effective treatment for migraine has been aspirin. However, must take enough (1000mg) and at early onset of migraine and using rapid dissolving form. Often more beneficial if taken with tylenol (acetaminophen) and with Reglan and with some caffeine. Combination of Imitrex with naprosyn may also be quite effective. ...Read more

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Do natural remedies for migraine headaches work?

Do natural remedies for migraine headaches work?

Some, yes : While the data for many natural remedies is questionable, the most recent american academy of neurology guidelines for migraine prevention found that butterburr (petasites) was a reliable prophylactic agent. The data for magnesium and riboflavin are also good, but not quite as strong. ...Read more

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Can I use zonegran for migraine prevention?

Can I use zonegran for migraine prevention?

Yes: Zonegran has a good side effect profile. You should drink plenty of fluids to avoid risk of kidney stones. ...Read more

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Will topamax (topiramate) and esgic plus work for tension headaches?

Will topamax (topiramate) and esgic plus work for tension headaches?

Different Goals: Topamax (topiramate) is used to prevent headaches-esgic is used as a rescue drug when the headaches occur. If the esgic is used regularly, it can trigger medication overuse headaches which become more difficult to treat than the original headache. ...Read more

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What other medications are used for treating migraine headaches?

What other medications are used for treating migraine headaches?

Many: If caught early enough Excedrin or alive or Ibuprofen may help. If these meds do not work then medications like Imitrex (sumatriptan) or other medications in the same class should help. ...Read more

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Can darvocet be used for treating migraines?

Not available in U.S: Darvocet has been removed from the market in the U.S. Because of potential risks. ...Read more

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Medicine for headache?

Medicine for headache?

Several options: Most people have a headache at some time, such as from colds and flus, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work, etc... Several over-the-counter options include tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin/advil, alleve, excedrinmigraine, and their generic brands. A bad or increasing headache, recurrent headache, weird headache, or one with other worrisome symptoms must be seen by a doctor! ...Read more

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Are hyland's migraine headache homeopathic pills good to use for normal headaches ?

Are  hyland's migraine headache homeopathic pills good to use for normal headaches ?

Possibly: Hyland's "migraine headache relief" is a combination of multiple homeopathic remedies, any of which might be called for in an individual who suffers migraines. If your headache symptoms correspond to any of these remedies, the formulation could help. (if not, it won't.) a trained homeopath could help you in a much more individual way. http://www.hylands.com/products/migraine.php/. ...Read more