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How to treat cluster headaches?

How to treat cluster headaches?

Rx for cluster HAs: Unlike other kinds of headaches, cluster headaches may improve by inhaling enriched oxygen, such as that available in a hospital or emergency room. They may also be treated with triptan medicines, NSAIDs, and sometimes they can be prevented with the use of verapamil or carbamazepine. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

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


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Recommendations to manage severe migraine and tension headaches?

Recommendations to manage severe migraine and tension headaches?

Migraine headaches: If you have not seen your doc you need to do so. Having said that, consider biofeedback, clinical hypnosis, psychotherapy for stress management, food sensitivity testing (Great Plains lab in KS, USA has a good one), massage. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How to get rid of annoying migraine headaches?

How to get rid of annoying migraine headaches?

A/W Dr. Bragg: Triggers for migraine headaches can include things like stress, odors/scents, neck tension, alcohol, hormonal changes(such as menses), lights, smoke or other fumes, ^'ed physical activity, particular foods, becoming overheated ; sleep patterns. Know your trigger ; avoid them. Your neurologist can prescribed preventive medication as well. ...Read more

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Could you suggest treatments for cluster headaches or tension headaches?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Could you suggest treatments for cluster headaches or tension headaches?

TTH and Cluster : 1. The management of episodic and chronic tth consists of psychological support, physical therapy and pharmacotherapies. 2. 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 at a flow rate of 7-10 liters per minute for 15 min. The treatment for the prevention is calan. ...Read more

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Sinus headache vs. Rebound headache? How can I tell the difference? I get usually headache near temples and behind eyes.

Sinus headache vs. Rebound headache? How can I tell the difference? I get usually headache near temples and behind eyes.

Rebound Headaches : Rebound headaches are discovered after stopping all pain medications for a period of time and seeing if the headaches cease or diminish. Their symptoms are just like other headaches. ...Read more

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Best ways to deal with a tension headache and ear pressure?

Best ways to deal with a tension headache and ear pressure?

See your doctor: Given your symptoms, you will need a thorough evaluation to see what's going on. ...Read more

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Can children get migraine headaches?

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Can children get migraine headaches?

Yes: Prevalence of migraine is 2.5% under the age of 7, 5% from age 7 to puberty, and 10% in postpubertal girls. Migraine without aura is twice more common than the one with aura in school-age children. ...Read more

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Can constant cluster headaches result to suicide?

Can constant cluster headaches result to suicide?

Possibly: Any long term pain issue can trigger depression or spontaneous behavior in an attempt to get out of pain. Cluster headaches are difficult but not impossible to treat. You should see a headache specialist as well as a primary care doctor to discuss these things. Treatment is available both for chronic pain issues as well as for suicide prevention. ...Read more

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What causes migraine, how can I avoid it, what differenciates sinus headache from migraine?

What causes migraine, how can I avoid it, what differenciates sinus headache from migraine?

Headache: There are many proposed theories on the causes of migraines from blood vessel constriction to cortical spreading depression. Some try avoiding triggers, but there is not good evidence for this. Sinus headache originates from sinus inflammation and swelling, not from within the brain as in migraine. Symptoms like nausea, vomiting, and visual changes or aura can help differentiate the two. ...Read more

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How cna you determine if my headaches are cluster headaches?

How cna you determine if my headaches are  cluster headaches?

See below:: Severe or very severe unilateral orbital, supraorbital and/or temporal pain lasting 15-180 minutes if untreated headache assoc. W/at least 1 of the following: ipsilateral--conjunctival injection and/or lacrimation;nasal congestion and/or rhinorrhoea; eyelid edema; forehead and facial sweating; miosis and/or ptosis; sense of restlessness or agitation. Occurs: 1 every other day-8/day. No other probs. ...Read more

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What causes your neck to spontaneously bruise along with stiffness and migraine headache?

Dr. David May Dr. May
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What causes your neck to spontaneously bruise along with stiffness and migraine headache?

Injury: There must have been an injury of some kind. You will not have bruised spontaneously. The stiffness and headache are more likely to be coming from the same injury. ...Read more

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Help doctors! what're vascular and tension" headaches"?

Help doctors! what're vascular and tension" headaches"?

Hedaches: Vascular headache: is due to the dilation of the arteries of the brain. The pain is often described as throbbing or pounding and is often accompanied by nausea and/or vomiting. The most common vascular headache are the migraine and cluster headache. Tension headache: is generally caused by involuntary contractions of the muscles of the scalp, jaws, face, may be due to fatigue and stress. ...Read more

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Tips to prevent vascular headace?

Tips to  prevent vascular headace?

Don't skip meals,: Don't miss sleep, avoid smoking, drink plenty of water, and maintain the same caffeine intake day to day, whether it is a lot or none at all. If this is not enough to keep your headaches down to a few times a month, medications such as beta blockers can help prevent migraines as well. ...Read more

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Is it possible to confuse tension headaches with sinus headaches? Went to ENT and Migraine specialist and ruled sinus infection and migraine out.

Is it possible to confuse tension headaches with sinus headaches? Went to ENT and Migraine specialist and ruled sinus infection and migraine out.

Yes: Journal sometimes only physician can tell the difference between a sinus headache and a tension headache usually sinus headache has a change in symptoms nasal drainage pressure in the cheeks face her tooth discomfort Google online tension headaches with the symptoms and Google online sinus infection headaches and sinus allergy headaches ...Read more

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Can marijuana help my migraine headaches?

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Can marijuana help my migraine headaches?

Marijuana: Once headaches are relieved, dependency on marijuana ensues. ...Read more

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What can cause a cluster headache?

What can cause a cluster headache?

Cause unknown: We do not know the cause of cluster headaches. The diagnosis is usually clinical. Usually there is significant nasal congestion or a runny nose associated with increased lacrimation. The headaches can be quite severe and occur in clusters up to eight times a day. Usually multiple attacks are short-lived with excruciating one sided pain is typical. ...Read more

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Any tips for migraine sufferers on how to alleviate the pain?

Any tips for migraine sufferers on how to alleviate the pain?

Migraine Treatment: There are many good medications for migraine treatment. Migraine is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Today effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education 2) non-pharmacological management (diet, sleep hygiene, acupuncture) and 3) pharmacological (triptans, topamax, (topiramate) etc) management. Rec.:see orofacial pain or headache specialist. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Why do cluster headache sufferers get short of breath?

Why do cluster headache sufferers get short of breath?

It's not common: I haven't seen shortness of breath as a common complaint among my cluster patients. It should be evaluated as a separate symptom. ...Read more

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How to cure or at least help cluster headaches?

How to cure or at least help cluster headaches?

Medications: Cluster headaches are a specific type of headaches which has a specific pattern and diagnostic criteria. Simple measures you can try are using over the counter medications as appropriate and discontinuing smoking or smoking exposure (e.g. Second hand smoke). Persistent headaches should be evaluated by an appropriately trained specialty consultant as there are specific prescriptive treatments. ...Read more

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Dr. Amy Friedman
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Cluster Headache (Definition)

An extremely painful type of headache that is commonly described as a stabbing sensation through the eye. Such headaches usually occur on one side of the head, ...Read more