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What Are Some Things I Can Do To Stop A Cronic Migraine
I have a pressure headache for 3 week non stop I have migraine pills don't work sinus antibiotic no effect up to now im about to cry what more can I do?
Headache: The best way to diagnose and manage this is to see a doctor. If your pcp is stumped see a neurologist. If it is associated with your sinus infection a decongestant may be of value, along with nasal saline rinses or nasal steroid spray. This could conceivably be related to your hypertension, in which case get this treated asap. Best to see a doctor. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more
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
Migraine: Migraine pain if happens about 8-10 times a month you can ask a preventive medicine to be prescribed by your doctor. To stop one episode medical authorities suggested to take a high dose regular pain killers such as Ibuprofen 800 mg at the first moment of pain. There are also specific anti migraine medications such as sumatriptan that could be taken at each episode of pain. ...Read more
Headache specialist: You need to be seen by a headache specialist and get appropriately worked up for a cause. After that, a daily preventative may help eliminate or limit your headaches. In severe cases in which that doesn't work, Botox and surgical treatments can be of benefit. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I have had a continuous full strength migraine for several months now. How do I make it stop? I have tried changing my diet but no results.
Take a Triptan: Migraine headaches typically do not go away easily...Certainly not with diet changes. You have to take pain medicine slike tylenol (acetaminophen) or Aspirin for mild migraines. But if it is severe or persistent migraine you wiill need to take one of the triptan medicines which are prescription drugs but they are very effective. Take a tylenol (acetaminophen) or Aspirin with coffee(caffeine helps) for immediate effect. ...Read more
H/o migraines.Had one now for a week. I have immatrex and it helps a bit. Is this normal for a migraine? How do I stop it? Why is it so long?
Abortive medications: There are a group of medications that have been developed specifically to stop migraine headaches as they evolve. They are referred to as abortives because that stop or abort the symptoms (both headache and aura) as they develop. Some of these drugs include tryptans (e.g.-imitrex), anti-inflammatories (e.g.-motrin) and opiates (e.g.-morphine). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abortive Therapy: For more severe attacks, an abortive medication such as dihydroergotamine (DHE), sumatriptan (Imitrex) or one of the newer triptan medications is often prescribed. Recent research findings suggest that the efficacy of treatment may depend more on the phase of the migraine attack at which the medication is administered rather than the specific medication. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Migraine for over a week Yesterday and today it's the worst of my life My meds aren't working to stop it, my dr isn't calling back. What should I do?
Suggest: Schedule online Concierge visit and we can likely handle readily here. ...Read more
Is it possible to get a migraine or HA preventative otc, or what can I take in the mean time to stop my reoccurent HAs? Alternating abortives and Nsai
Holistic approach: Indeed if you prefer more holistic approach. Assuming you are not pregnant butterbur is considered natural "food" and FDA approved for migraine prevention. Please get it from reliable source ie. Made in USA. ;-) other alternative would be vitamin b2 plus magnesium and co q 10. This takes longer before you becomes noticeably better ie 1 month. But one of the most important - avoid triggers!! ...Read more
I have suffered from migraines since i was a child. I have headaches several times a week and migraines several times a month. I have had a migraine for 4 days now and its not responding to any otc medications. My typical migraines are non stop intense wi
You can't: The migraine aura is a neurosensory disturbance that includes a series of idiopathic, neurologic symptoms that develop gradually over a 5-20 minute period and last less than an hour. An aura that lasts more than 60 minutes may be indicative of serious pathology. The onset of the actual migraine headache usually occurs within 60 minutes after the aura abates. Idiopathic = we don't know why or how. ...Read more
Supplementation: very often, this type of migraine headaches respond to supplementation of progesterone and the second part of your cycle. I can try to do it with progesterone precursors, but better talk to a specialist in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy – a good test can do a lot for the best solution ...Read more
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