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What Is An Otic Migraine
Possible migraine : Migraine like headache can be caused by a bone spur in the nose. A ct scan of the sinuses is indicated and if the spur is present a septoplasty to remove it is indicated. I provide relief to almost 90% of patients with this problem. Visit my website for more information at www. Kevinsmithmd.Com. ...Read more
Migraine is a chronic disoeder in which you get recurrent headaches which are moderate to severe in nature
in typical headache it is on one sided headache and pulsating in nature and last anywhere from 2 to 72 hours
it may have other associated symptoms like
inreased sensitivity ti light
about one in third patients feel an aura.
It can be triggered by several different factors. ...Read more
Prevent migraines: There are many things one can do to help decrease their headaches. Good sleep, good nutrition, stress management, and exercise are a few. Also, daily preventive medications can help reduce the intensity and frequency of attacks. Its important to work with your doctor to find the best approach for you. ...Read more
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
Confirm with MD 1st: 16 year old female has migraine, wants to know what to do. Migraine Headache is a very common ailment Pain usually localized in specific areas on the head can be excruciating, pounding; tender to touch in affected area, many times associated with light and sound sensitivity, nausea or even vomiting. Shutting lights & sounds off plus many OTC analgesics could help. Be sure with MD/ Headache spec ...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 more
What we know: Migraine is inherited due to family genetics. We also are aware that sufferers are sensitive to external and internal triggers which set off glutamate receptors in the brain. The process results in electrical/chemical reactions in brainstem and ultimately parts of brain with release of a series of chemicals that cause pain and to a lesser extent blood vessel changes. ...Read more
Migraine Tx: You may want to consider having your doctor/headache specialist see if Botox can be approved for your migraine headaches. If it works you could have significantly less migraines for at least 3-4 months at a time. Many times people's migraines are cut in half if not more. The use of your oral migraine prevention medications and abortives are much more helpful and reduce occurrences even better. ...Read more
No cure is available: Migraine is a serious and complex neurological disorder. Unilateral throbbing headache, dizziness, visual disturbances nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, paresthesias and even chest pain may be present during the episodes. It is a manageable condition. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more
Still a migraine:
Neurotransmitter imbalance is a cause of migraines. Migraines can come with spasm in vessels and cause weakness of parts when it is in full bloom.
Visit www.Neurosciencemysths.Com for information about migraines and to get referred to a doctor who can treat the condition properly. ...Read more
Classic picture: Migraines are typically one-sided, severe, pounding headaches with associated vision changes, nausea/vomiting, and incapacity. Vision changes can be blurry vision, flashing lights, blind spots. This is in opposition to tension headaches that are typically two-sided, mild-moderate, constant headaches that may be located in the temples and radiate into the back of the neck. ...Read more
Migraines: A migraine is a vasospasm of a blood vessel in the brain. There are many symptoms. The common migraine's hallmark is a severe headache. The headache may be accompanied by nausea and vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound. Sometimes, migraines are signaled by an "aura, " which may be a visual symptom such as flashing lights or wavy lines followed by a headache. Common triggers - caffeine, stress. ...Read more
Not really: What creates a migraine is still not understood, although evidence is pointing to altered blood flow in the brain as the probable culprit. What causes this altered blood flow is even less understood, as many forms of migraine exist, and many many triggers for migraines have been noted. Each person has a different set of triggers and symptoms. This is what makes migraines so difficult to treat. ...Read more
Many medications: Some people respond to rescue medications such as the triptan group preventative medications help lessen the frequency of migraines in other people. There are many options, such as, Botox injections, topamax, (topiramate) cymbalta, hormone therapy for females, Propranolol and others. ...Read more
Migraine definition: Migraines are defined as being severe, disabling headaches which are intermittent. In between attacks one is pain free. They typically last 4-72 hours and are associated with nausea and or vomiting, light and sound sensitivity and difficulty concentrating. Migraine is genetic and runs in families. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Too many: Migraine is a collection of symptoms. The manner of expression of these symptoms can be very complex - changing even for a single patient over different attacks. The symptoms change with age. Autonomic symptoms can be very complicated with vomiting, diarrhea, sweating, flushing, pale, etc. Vascular changes including loss of vision, numbness, weakness, fainting, vertigo, stroke-like, etc. ...Read more
Rather unlikely, but: Some people feel their headaches are so severe that they wish they could die from them. Perhaps, however, a stroke could occur if one has classical migraines with auras, associated with female hormones and cigarette smoking, but I have not seen death with this either. So, as miserable as a migraine might be, people do survive to suffer the next if not prevented. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Tame the lightning: Migraines can feel like a lightning bolt striking your head. 3 steps for taming the lightning. Identify triggers: any foods? Stress? Poor sleep? Treat headache: many different otc & prescription drugs to treat your headache when it hits. Prevention: talk with your doc about strategies to prevent your migraines (like prescription meds). There is hope. Good luck! ...Read more
Could be muscular: Migraines lasting this long can often be from muscles in spasm. Particularly if the migraine is accompanied by neck or shoulder pain. Of course you should consult a md to rule out brain rumors and other causes. If you already are under treatment by a physician , perhaps a consultation with a neuromuscularly trained dentist who is board certified in pain management could prove helpful. ...Read more
Many migraine meds: Some abort migraine if taken early (ex. ergotamine, Imitrex), others are preventive (ex. Inderal).Some are for pain relief (ex. opiates).In my experience, though, many headaches (HA) are misdiagnosed as 'migraines' just because the pain is severe.Cause for these incl. occipital neuralgia, cervicogenic HA, occipital ligament inj, etc.A good history & phys. incl osteopathic hands-on exam may hel ...Read more
Many migraine meds: Some abort migraine if taken early (ex. ergotamine, Imitrex), others are preventive (ex. Inderal).Some are for pain relief (ex. opiates).In my experience, though, many headaches (HA) are misdiagnosed as 'migraines' just because the pain is severe.Cause for these incl. occipital neuralgia, cervicogenic HA, occipital ligament inj, etc.A good history & phys. incl osteopathic hands-on exam may help. ...Read more
Approaches: Fastest way to stop, if used early in sumatriptan injection, followed by nasal sprays, such as zomig, (zolmitriptan) followed by oral agents, and there are many. If beyond 1 hour in duration, maybe Cambia or and ergotamine will be more successful. As stated, your best bet is to prevent headaches, i.e., "no be there when headache is scheduled to arrive". ...Read more