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What Can My Teenager Take For Migraines
A head pain which is usually recurrent, and often in variable locations and severity, associated with few or all the following symptoms; fear of light, fear of sound, nausea, vomiting, bright or dark spots floating in front of eyes, tingling and numbness of one side of face or body. All ...Read more
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
Ergots or triptans: Ergots or triptans are best for breaking migraine headaches once they start. Have you been diagnosed formally with migraines? Seven days is a long time and if you have multiple migraines a month, you may need preventative treatments which could include some types of blood pressure medication which can help, botulinum injections, antidepressants or antiepiletpics that have been shown to prevent. ...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
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
Get checked: If your headaches do not respond to pain medicines like tylenol 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
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
Prevention: Once a migraine headache begins, it can be difficult to treat. Some of the treatments produce unpleasant side effects. There are certain dietary modifications and medications that may help prevent the migraines from occurring or at least occur less frequently. ...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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