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What Alternative Therapies Are Used To Treat Migraine
Several modalities: This article deals w/ my favorite integrative modalities for migraines: http://bookonhealing.Com/conditions/migraines.Html. In true migraines the most effective modality is neurotransmitter precursor treatment. Nucca chiropractic and homeopathy are also great options. All these can be combined, but not started at same time for sake of clarity. The article explains them all. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Botox and Surgery: Long term relief of migraines can be achieved with botox. If you have a good response, you may be a candidate for surgery. Surgery has been shown to dramatically decrease the frequency and intensity of migraines. www.themigrainereliefcenter.com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Schizophrenia: There are degrees of severity of schizophrenia but it is overall a serious diagnosis that generally warrants medication. If you aren't already in therapy, I recommend someone who is very experienced in doing therapy with schizophrenia. This is a more specialized type of therapy. If you have been seeing a psychiatrist it would be good to ask who they would recommend for therapy. ...Read more
Of course: The anticonvulsant medications such as carbamazepine and phenytoin have been used for many years for migraine prophylaxis. They have been recommended for those migraines associated with paroxysmal EEG patterns and for cluster headaches. Just a few more examples: Depakote, Gabapentin and Topamax (topiramate). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
They are effective: Some antidepressants act on certain Dopamine or serotonin receptors. It is thought that the symptoms of migraines can be reduced by interfering with the above receptors as an effective treatment. Antidepressants have many uses and just because you use one does not mean you have depression or psychiatric disorders. Take only asdirected and mention if you are taking any other med or supplement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat encephalitis: Treatment of encephalitis depends upon the cause and clinical progression. Usually, the treatment is supportive, as many cases are viral and there is not a specific cure. However, in hsv encephalitis, Acyclovir is used to treat the virus. In certain cases, hospitalization, nutritional support, fever control, antiseizure medication, mechanical ventilation, and corticosteroids may be needed. ...Read more
Gonorrhea: In the summer of 2012, the CDC updated the guidelines again - recommending that all gonorrhea cases be treated with injectable, rather than oral, antibiotics. Also, because Chlamydia is so often also present, it is recommended to always treat for that, too. Best wishes to you! ...Read more
Many approaches: There are many alternative approaches including bodywork (chiropractic/osteopathic/massage), acupuncture, frequency specific microcurrent, prolotherapy/prolozone, vitamins/minerals/amino acids & other supplements, herbal medicines, homeopathy, biofeedback, yoga, chi gong & relaxation techniques. Whatever modality, it is best to find the underlying cause & contributing factors & address those issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet: Keep a diary of the foods that you eat versus headache onset. Many have associated migraines with red wine, processed or cured meats, msg, food preservatives, artificial flavors, chocolate and caffeine withdrawal. Msg and artificial flavors are often hidden as "natural flavoring". Organic foods may be your answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None really: Presently, there is no specific drug treatment available. However, physicians do use anti-platelet agents such as aspirin, dipyridamole, or clopidogrel in efforts to retard the disease process by helping to prevent some strokes. Research is trying to find ways to assist this very troubling condition. ...Read more
Carpal tunnel: No medication is used to treat carpal tunnel. It's a mechanical problem. Wrist splints is the initial treatment option. You can try non-steroidal antiinflammatory medications such as naproxen/ibuprofen but the effect of those is minimal if that. Steroid injections can be tried but they are falling out of favor. Carpal tunnel release appears long term cure. ...Read more
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