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What can my teenager take for migraines?

What can my teenager take for migraines?

Varies: First of all, be sure they are migraines. If so, many treatments are available for this. A pediatric neurologist or neurodevelopmentalist is your best bet to help with treatemnt. By the way, diet and sleep problems can impact migraines significantly. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

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


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What can I take for my chronic depression?

What can I take for my chronic depression?

A psychiatrist: Is best equipped to talk with you about the various type of anti-depressant medications and the ones that might be best for you in your particular life situation. ...Read more

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What can I safely take for a migraine? I am 25 weeks pregnant and i want to know what i can take for a headache

What can I safely take for a migraine? I am 25 weeks pregnant and i want to know what i can take for a headache

See your OB GYN: Without a lot more information than is possible to communicate on a forum such as this (like a complete health history) this is impossible and unsafe to answer. Call or visit your obstetrician. ...Read more

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What medication can I take for when my chronic migraine attacks are severe?

What medication can I take for when my chronic migraine attacks are severe?

Urgent care or ER: Administration of DHE-45, ketamine, lidocaine, other agents to be a very safe and reasonable treatment for a massive headache. DHE-45 is used frequently in the hospital emergency rooms or urgent care to stop a severe migraine and headache. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medication can I take for my anxiety?

What medication can I take for my anxiety?

Really you need: to see your doctor or even a psychiatrist. there are many treatments available, prescription drugs is just one of them. Hypnosis, meditation,acupuncture. Discuss your options ...Read more

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I'm wondering what kind of medicine I can take for headaches and migraines while i’m pregnant?

I'm wondering what kind of medicine I can take for headaches and migraines while i’m pregnant?

Depends: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is always safe in pregnancy but limit yourself to 3000mg/day. If that doesn't help, you should talk to your doctor about options. If the headache is new and severe, you should talk to your doctor right away as that may be something different. ...Read more

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What can I take for depression?

What can I take for depression?

Lots of stuff: Way too broad a question for simple answer. Have you been evaluated for depression as well as other bodily as well as psychiatric disorders by the appropriate physicians. Sometimes people feel or are depressed and even can't work only to find their thyroid gland is underpowered and just needs a boost. Good medical evaluation with labs is tantamount to the right therapy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could give my 11 yr old tramadol with Imitrex (sumatriptan) for migraine?

Can you tell me if i could give my 11 yr old tramadol with Imitrex (sumatriptan) for migraine?

IMITREX (sumatriptan): Triptans are migraine specific so you give the medication (confirm the dose with your pediatrics) . You can combine this with nsaids like ibuprofen, Naproxen etc, opiates in general does not help migraine, and sometimes Imitrex (sumatriptan) itself is helpful. ...Read more

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What can I take for heartburns?

What can I take for heartburns?

Heartburn: Could try a trial of Prilosec OTC for 4-6 weeks and if not improved would visit your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What can I do to take care of and remedy a headache fast?

What can I do to take care of and remedy a headache fast?

General measures: General helpful measures: 1. Avoid bright light and loud noise 2. If before 2 pm try a caffeinated beverage 3. If before 2 pm try moderate exercise like 4-6 block walk 4. Anti-inflammatories prescribed by your doctor (e.g. Ketaprofen) or otc (e.g. Ibuprofen) 5. Butterbur root extract (petadolex) 6. Make sure you get 8 hrs restful uninterrupted sleep. 7. Avoid extended sitting & do neck stretches. ...Read more

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What vitamins can I take for headaches ?

What vitamins can I take for headaches ?

Headaches: this would depend on the type of headache you're having. There is research showing that those with migraines can improve pain & freq with vitamin B2, magnesium, +/- folic acid. Talk with your doc or have health tap consult for specific assessment & plan. ...Read more

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How many chorella vitamins should I take a day? My doctor recommended it to me cause of my acne and eczema but I don't know how many to take daily

How many chorella vitamins should I take a day? My doctor recommended it to me cause of my acne and eczema but I don't know how many to take daily

Chlorella: According to the manufacture, start with 1 gram per day (equals 1000 mg which is the dose of one capsule). You may increase gradually to a total of 5 grams per day (5 capsules) if desired. Carefully read the directions on the label. If still in doubt ask the doctor who recommended them how much they would like you to take. ...Read more

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Can anybody tell me what type of herbs can I use for cluster headaches?

Can anybody tell me what type of herbs can I use for cluster headaches?

Feverfew?: I don't know of any studies using feverfew for cluster ha but it has been studied for preventing migraine. Along the lines of remedies-ask your doctor about high-flow oxygen with a close-fitting mask to abort cluster headaches. It can be quite effective. ...Read more

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What can I do for headaches?

What can I do for headaches?

Headache: If you have tried all over the counterpain medications, you might consider a magnesium supplement, then see your doctor. You might need a daily medication like topamax (topiramate) or Propranolol to keep the headaches away. You can also find out if your headaches are coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more

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What can I get prescribed for regular but moderate headaches?

What can I get prescribed for regular but moderate headaches?

What's regular?: What is a regular headache? The international classification of headaches does not list "regular" headaches. The 2 most common causes of headache are tension and migraine. People labor under a misconception that "migraine" is always severe. Not so. And not all severe headaches are migraine. If you have moderate pain, take aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, acetaminophen. If no relief, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I am 23years old girl i take medicines for pcod last 6 years and i want to know about is it good for my body to take medicines continous 6years and how it will effect my health?

I am 23years old girl i take medicines for pcod last 6 years and i want to know about is it good for my body to take medicines continous 6years and how it will effect my health?

A medicated life ??: Your question is a good one & one which challenges us to define necessary vs elective treatment. You wouldn't ask a diabetic to stop taking Insulin after they took it x years, their condition requires it for life. For someone with pcos, the life altering condition can create significant problems that are aided by medications, many of which have been used safely for decades.Discuss it with your doc. ...Read more

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What can I take for a very strong headache?

What can I take for a very strong headache?

What kind of Headach: You need to get your type of headache diagnosed to get the most appropriate meds prescribed. If your headahces are strong enough to seek medical attention, there is a good chance that it is migraine which requires specific medication. Also, if your headaches are frequent, preventive medication might be more appropriate. ...Read more

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What can my teenager take for migraines?

Varies: First of all, be sure they are migraines. If so, many treatments are available for this. A pediatric neurologist or neurodevelopmentalist is your best bet to help with treatemnt. By the way, diet and sleep problems can impact migraines significantly. ...Read more

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Headaches for 6 weeks.Mri clear, spinal tap clear, not migraine not anxiety. What could it be on 17 year old teenager. Wbc count normal. Mot psychoso.

Headaches for 6 weeks.Mri clear, spinal tap clear, not migraine not anxiety. What could it be on 17 year old teenager. Wbc count normal. Mot psychoso.

Many issues: Most long term headaches will relate to variants of migraines or tension. The eponem filds signify many of the triggers.F=fasting (skipping meals or poor nutrition), i=illness like mono, l=letup from a stressful process, d= dehydration, s= sleep deficit(teens need 8 hr minimum/d @ 17), stress.Sometimes a calendar keeping details of the events can allow a better chance for finding & removing a cause. ...Read more

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The severity differs from time to time... I used to get migraines when I was a teenager they went away now I feel like it's back but with symptoms?

The severity differs from time to time... I used to get migraines when I was a teenager they went away now I feel like it's back but with symptoms?

Migraine: Migraines can wax and wane, but the consensus is that this is a chronic condition. Drink lots of water, rise and bed the same time. Get lots of exercise and consider some relaxation exercises and meditation. If your migraines your having lately seem different or have additional suggestions, i'd suggest a visit to your doctor for an exam and additional history. ...Read more

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Are aural migraines common among athletic teenager?

Are aural migraines common among athletic teenager?

Aural migraines: Athletes may be more prone to aural migraines because of the stress of sports. ...Read more

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I suffered migraines as a teenager & had MRI @17. Was told choroid plexus was size of 80 yo. Have migraines 35 yrs later. Is this an issue/concern?

I suffered migraines as a teenager & had MRI @17. Was told choroid plexus was size of 80 yo. Have migraines 35 yrs later. Is this an issue/concern?

No relation: Migraines are usually inherited, meaning a genetic predisposition to having migraine headaches which is thought to be lifelong. Having a small choroid plexus would be an incidental finding in your case, not provoking your migraines. However, migraines are very manageable--work with your neurologist to find the best migraine preventive regimen for you. ...Read more

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What to take for a migraine?

What to take for a migraine?

Get checked: If your headaches do not respond to pain medicines like tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin, then it would be good to get checked out by a doctor. You may also want to maintain a headache diary when you have a headache. In this you should write down anything you ate in the hours before the headache started, or how much sleep you got the night before or anything else that stands out and look for patterns. ...Read more

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How can I best take care of a migraine?

How can I best take care of a migraine?

Migraine: A medicine to prevent migraine attacks is an option if you have frequent or severe attacks. It may not stop all attacks, but their number and severity are often reduced. Medicines to prevent migraine are taken every day. Keep fluids up Regular meals Good sleep Avoid trigger factor if you know. http://patient.info/health/migraine-leaflet ...Read more

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Wat should my friend take for a migraine?

Start with OtC meds: Your friend could try no sugars, no nicotine, and one of the various over the counter migraine meds for starters, along with bed rest. ...Read more

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What is the best way to take care of a migraine?

What is the best way to take care of a migraine?

NOT MAJOR TASK: At onset of migraine, triptan drugs can often stop headache within 2 or less hrs. Best approach of course is prevention, which can be achieved with either otc preps or prescription meds. Botox is often a great approach. Many pts find that a few hours of sleep can eliminate the headache. See a neurologist for further guidance. ...Read more

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I have migraine what should medicine do I take?

I have migraine what  should  medicine do I take?

Migraine headache: You can try over-the-counter remedies but you should see your regular doctor for a complete evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What would be a good way to take care of a migraine?

What would be a good way to take care of a migraine?

Options: If you are sure that your headache type is migraine (you can have a severe headache that is not a migraine) it can be stopped. There are prescription medicines to help. If you haven't seen a doctor or this only happens to you once in a while, Naproxen (in the U.S. This is marketed as aleve) with caffeine (strong cup of coffee…) can help. Drink plenty of water, find a cool dark quiet place, relax. ...Read more

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What should I do if i take too much migraine medication?

Migraine: If you are having too frequent migraines. You may benefit from taking preventive medications such as beta blockers, topamax, (topiramate) etc. ...Read more

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What's best used to take care of a migraine that wont go away?

What's best used to take care of a migraine that wont go away?

Call your doctor: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more

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Please tell me if I should take off work because of a migraine?

Please tell me if I should take off work because of a migraine?

You should: Regardless, what subtype of the migraine, one cannot minimize a patient’s disability in regard to a dramatic and debilitating pain syndrome. The symptoms: throbbing pain, aggravated by physical activity and systemic symptoms: nausea/vomiting, blurry vision, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, polyuria.Following the headache, the patient may feel tired, washed out, irritable, and listless. ...Read more

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What can I do to take care of a migraine and decrease the pain?

TruDenta: Many migraines involve the trigeminal cervical nucleus and there is a great treatment that does not require drugs but instead focuses on the causes of the headaches. This therapy is done at a dentist's office who has trained in this technique. If you go on trudenta's website you can locate an office near you and get evaluated. ...Read more

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What would be a good way to take care of a migraine while at work?

What would be a good way to take care of a migraine while at work?

Hard to do: This may be very difficult. If the migraine can be caught early in development and you respond to triptans, taking a triptan may take care of it. It is best to try to lay down or sit leaning back with eyes closed in a quiet, dark place for 20-30 minutes while the medication works. Most migraines result in an inability to work. For more info see: http://understandingmigraine.blogspot.com/ ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to take care of a chronic migraine condition?

Alternative : More often you do need to add preventive medications. If not, then biofeedback, relaxation techniques are good way. Riboflavin or magnesium can also be used. Neck exercises will often be a good add on. ...Read more

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What medication can I take for when my chronic migraine attacks are severe?

Urgent care or ER: Administration of DHE-45, ketamine, lidocaine, other agents to be a very safe and reasonable treatment for a massive headache. DHE-45 is used frequently in the hospital emergency rooms or urgent care to stop a severe migraine and headache. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I take more than 8 mg of duladid for a bad migraine? The 8 isn't working

Headache: If 8 mg has not helped then I doubt that more would be of benefit. You would benefit from a neurology consultation to find a better way to treat your headache. ...Read more

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I have had migraine attacks every day for 25 years. What can l take to reduce them.

Many things: Monitor your diet. See if there is any correlation. Have you been diagnosed? See a specialist that treats this. It could be cluster headaches not migraine. There are too many variables to be more specific here, so get examined asap! ...Read more