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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
I have chronic migraine and have tried ALL of the off-label meds, ALL of the triptan drugs, and many, many alternative types of treatment.
I don't believe in unnecessary medical treatment. Do I really need to treat basilar artery migraine?
Depends on how bad i: The answer depends on how bad they are. If you can tolerate them without any issue then the answer is no. If they bother you then avoid triggers, exercise regularly, limit stress and get enough sleep (eg 7-8hrs min). Eat a well balanced diet, avoid medications and alcohol and smoking. Avoid dairy, caffeine wheat, chocolate, eggs, rye, tomatoes, oranges.There are some medications - talk to your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is infusion therapy for non responsive chronic migraine a tested, safe and efficacious therapy ? Are the benefits temporary or long lasting ?
Infusion therapy: If the patient is rebounding, inpatient management or ambulatory infusion treatment may be required. It is safe, evidence based and effective in the majority cases. Major concerns are: comorbid medical illness that may require monitoring and allows only short-term follow-up. I use modified Meyers cocktail for my patients. Good luck. ...Read more
Dear docs, Does "electro mgntic field therapy" help me to cure migraine? 30mins evryday by 'magner plus' machine.thank you all.
Is Propranalol generally ineffective as a combination therapy for migraine along with verapamil? More effective on its own?
Type of migraine...: Migraines come in various forms. Migraine with aura usually is effectively treated with a calcium channel blocker like verapamil. Propanol is usually a good first line in the setting of migraine without aura or depression. By the way, auras consist of symptoms prior to the onset of the headache such as visual disturbances (scotomas), nausea, dizziness, or numbness sensations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 16&have untreated Plagiocephaly , i wore a helmet as a baby, but it didn't help treat it. I suffer from a daily migraine disorder, could this be linked to it? and is it treatable? I hate the shape of my head!! thank you!!
Not related to shape: Your migraine headaches are unlikely to be related to your head shape. You should see a neurologist for help with treatment of the headaches. At this time, altering your head shape will be a very difficult issue since the bones of your skull have been fused for many years. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I will be seeing a neurologist for migraine therapy. Should i bring up the polyneuropathy at the same time?
Yes: Yes. The neurologist can evaluate and manage both conditions. ...Read more
What is the safest form of medication for anxiety/migraine/depression? i have tried therapy/cbt/exercise serious answers only please
SSRI: An SSRI would be a good choice. These medications have been used successfully for these conditions and have been preferred due to a low potential for side effects. They do carry a black box warning and pt needs frequent monitoring but are very useful in patients with anxiety and depression ...Read more
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