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What Is The Best Remedy For A Migrine
Who knows: That's the billion dollar question--whoever comes up with a universal answer will be a billionaire. Unfortunately, causes and types of migraine are so varied there is no simple, common treatment that works for everyone (or for even a majority). You need to discover what causes your migraines and eliminate those causes from your life if possible to even begin to figure out the answer for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A Neurologist: If you have or think you have migraine headaches, you need to be evaluated by a neurologist who specializes in migraines. Having a proper diagnosis is the key to finding the best treatment for your problem, and migraines are often diagnosed incorrectly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neurologist + meds: Migraine headaches (ha) are often very treatable. If you have ha at least 3 days/week, you first need to get on a preventative agent. This will reduce the frequency & intensity of the pain. You also need a med. To take for the acute ha. This is usually a triptan (ie imitrex). You want to get off of any medicine that might be causing rebound/medicine overuse ha (ie excedrin). A neurologist can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on patient: Some meds 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 ...Read more
Anxiety and breath: Since I am a Psychologist I like to recommend learning mindfulness and meditation for anxiety. It is not a quick fix but learning breathing techniques and thought monitoring really helps..If you go to a cognitive-behavioral therapist you can learn tools to help curb the anxiety without medication, but first check with your doctor to rule out a medical explanation. ...Read more
Initial Cold Therapy: Most upper respiratory infections have a viral etiology. The symptoms should be treated with antipyretics (i.e., tylenol), additional rest, and copious fluid (water) consumptions per day. The symptoms usually resolve within 7-10 days. If they do not, or a fever ensues, you should seek the evaluation of your family physician/ internal medicine physician asap. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
NSAIDs: The nsaids are effective even for migraine of moderate to severe intensity, they are more useful when taken early in the migraine attack. Another advantages: less expensive, for acute migraine , the nsaids possess low potential for producing medication overuse headache and the development of daily or near-daily chronic headache. There is no best otc nsaid, but aleeve and advil (ibuprofen) are very common. ...Read more
Rest and NSAIDs: Arthitis involves inflammation of the joint. This can be caused by inflammation or degeneration (aging). It can be mild, moderate, or severe (bone on bone). Treatment includes rest, warmth or ice, and nsaids (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like advil (ibuprofen) or aleve). For every 10 lbs. A person is overweight, their knees see 40 lbs. With each step. If overweight a little weight loss can help a lot. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
Depends...: There are multiple medications and behavior or diet modifications that can control migraines... There is not a cure... but the lest invasive option that controls the pain is the best. Talk with a doctor hat can help you determine a possible cause and find the least invasive treatment. ...Read more
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