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What Are Some Things I Can Do To Stop A Cronic Migraine
True Migraine?: When people are having trouble with chronic headaches, proper treatment is based on proper diagnosis. The word "migraine" is not the same as "bad headache". If you are having frequent bad headaches, the underlying cause could be your neck, sinus issues, allergies, etc. Get the right treatment for the correct underlying issue so you can get control of your pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
What can help my chronic migrane I have it everyday for morning to night what are some things that may be able to help please give me somekinda answer?
Treat neck muscles: My theory chronic neck muscle spasm, femaleness & large breasts. Often migraineurs carry head slightly tilted one side (seen driver lic photo) & tug bra strap onto lower shoulder. Superior trapezius thicker & spastic higher shoulder side. Treat by rid of spasm. Heel lift low shoulder side, massage, aquatherapy, rhomboid development (military posture), acupuncture & less shyness breast display. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not much: The things you're supposed to do are to avoid crowds curing cold season and to wash your hands frequently, but frankly most people get a couple colds a year no matter what they do. Some people swear by echinacea taken at the first onset of symptoms, but the data aren't very convincing. My approach is to accept the inevitable, and just hope it happens at a convenient time. ...Read more
Meds/therapy: Anxiety can come from chemical imbalances, a side effect of medications, external stressors, too much change in too short a period of time, and other areas. I would say go to a reputable psychotherapist immediately and talk about what anxiety means to YOU. Also consider a psychiatric evaluation and discuss medication options, depending on symptoms severity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Take your medicines: Your doctor probably gave you medicines for this, take those. If not, pepto-bismol would help your symptoms. ...Read more
Exercise: Exercise (gentle stretchings, walking, swimming) is one of the best things you can do for arthritis pain. You can take supplements such as combination of glucosamine and chondroitin. Additionally, you can also take painkillers such as advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) or aleve. ...Read more
What are the causes of migraine headaches? I have 2/week and want to see what I can do to proactively address it besides sumatriptan after I get one.
Migraines: Migraines are believed to be caused by inborn abnormalities of the brainstem that cause a process of cerebral neuronal spreading depression that begins in the occipital lobe leading to neurogenic inflammation of meningeal arteries, which is painful. My general rule is that when headaches occur more than 1-2 days per week I add preventative meds to the abortive meds. ...Read more
I get frequent headaches. What can I do about them. I take painkillers often and would like to avoid that.
Probably migraines: The most common cause for frequent headache in an otherwise healthy individual is migraine. Oftentimes these can cause nausea, light sensitivity, and fatigue in addition to the pain. There are good treatments available--you might benefit from going on a preventative agent to reduce frequency/intensity of pain, and an acute agent to take when you get the headache (ie a triptan ie imitrex). ...Read more
Many factors: Nightmares are both common & normal. We seem to notice & recall unpleasant dreams much more than pleasant ones. They may arise from fear, stress, pain, discomfort, etc, but they don't necessarily represent real life psych dysfunction. Good, deep, regular sleep is your best protection-& that's a huge topic in itself. How you end your day, & how you live your day, are big factors too. ...Read more
See a specialist: Smoking is a habit. There are many aids available - from special gums to prescription medications which will help - to hypnosis and smoking cessation support groups. A smoking cessation specialist will help you and you may need to switch from one aid to another if the first is not successful. ...Read more
Back pain: If you can get to a pool or whirlpool, that will take a lot of pressure off your back. ...Read more
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