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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
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