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What alternative therapies are used to treat migraine?

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 more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Migraine Headaches (Definition)

Migraine headaches are a common condition that often include a headache with throbbing, pulsing pain, blurriness of vision, nausea, and sensitivity to light. They ...Read more


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What alternative therapies can be used for migraine?

What alternative therapies can be used for migraine?

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 more

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What drugs are used to treat epilepsy?

What drugs are used to treat epilepsy?

Many various: There are many different causes of epilepsy and, therefore, many different medications used to treat it. Probably the most well-known medications are Phenobarbital and dilantin. This is a complex subject and should be discussed with a neurologist. ...Read more

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What are alternatives to antipsychotics used to treat schgizophrenia?

What are alternatives to antipsychotics used to treat schgizophrenia?

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

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Why are anticonvulsants used to treat migraine?

Why are anticonvulsants used to treat migraine?

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 more

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What are some alternative medicines to help treat tendinitis?

What are some alternative medicines to help treat tendinitis?

NSAIDs: Usually the treatments involve rest ice and nsaids there are many different ones some being over the counter and some prescription try to stay away from straight pain meds. ...Read more

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Why are antidepressants used to treat migraine?

Why are antidepressants used to treat migraine?

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 more

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Which conventional prescription medications are used to treat ibs?

Which conventional prescription medications are used to treat ibs?

Levsin, (hyoscyamine) bentyl: The most common prescription medications for IBS are Levsin (hyoscamine), Bentyl and to a lesser extent librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide). Amitza is fda approved for the use in constipation=predominant ibs. ...Read more

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What medications are used to treat ALS?

What medications are used to treat ALS?

ALS treatment: Normally people with ALS are treated with the medicine Riluzole 50 mg twice per day. They may also be treated with assistive devices for speaking, swallowing, walking, or breathing at times. ...Read more

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What drugs are used to treat add?

What drugs are used to treat add?

Stimulants and nonst: stimulants such as Adderall and Ritalin nonstimulants such as Intuniv, Kapvay and Strattera and Occasionally other medicines such as Wellbutrin (bupropion) ...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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What drugs are used to treat encephalitis?

What drugs are used to treat encephalitis?

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

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What are medicines used to treat gonorhea?

What are medicines used to treat gonorhea?

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

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What drugs are used to treat ibs?

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What drugs are used to treat ibs?

IBS: For mild........Low fat, high fiber diet. Medications are laxatives such as metamucil. For moderate........Laxatives such as chronulac or sorbitol, imodium, (loperamide) questran, levsin, bentyl. For severe..............Antidepressants for constant pain. ...Read more

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What kind of alternative medicines and treatments are used for musculoskeletal problems?

What kind of alternative medicines and treatments are used  for musculoskeletal problems?

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 more

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What are some non-drug alternatives to prevent migraines?

What are some non-drug alternatives to prevent migraines?

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 more

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What drugs are used to treat cadasil dementia?

What drugs are used to treat cadasil dementia?

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

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What medications are used for treating corpaltunal?

What medications are used for treating corpaltunal?

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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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more