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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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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 have chronic migraine and have tried ALL of the off-label meds, ALL of the triptan drugs, and many, many alternative types of treatment.

Frustrating !!: There are many approaches to treat migraine, and not all ways work in all folks. You are unique, and need your own special interventions. Suggest a Concierge visit to go through all of this in further detail. Bet there are lots of interventions left which may work. ...Read more

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I don't believe in unnecessary medical treatment. Do I really need to treat basilar artery migraine?

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 more

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Is infusion therapy for non responsive chronic migraine a tested, safe and efficacious therapy ? Are the benefits temporary or long lasting ?

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

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Dear docs, Does "electro mgntic field therapy" help me to cure migraine? 30mins evryday by 'magner plus' machine.thank you all.

Migraine: Electromagnetic therapy is being used to treat depression and it's FDA approved for depression. There are ongoing studies regarding Migraine headaches and the results are promising but the treatment is not FDA approved for migraine. ...Read more

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Is Propranalol generally ineffective as a combination therapy for migraine along with verapamil? More effective on its own?

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 more

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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!!

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 more

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What is the safest form of medication for anxiety/migraine/depression? i have tried therapy/cbt/exercise serious answers only please

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

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A migraine is a type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain. It also usually causes light sensitivity, nausea, and vomiting. Migraines can ...Read more