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What Can My Teenager Take For Migraines
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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