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What Is The Best Treatment For Steady Headaches
Treatment migraine: Best treatment is avoiding triggers like stress, lack of sleep, food triggers to be avoided, relaxation teckniques and proper use of controller med, which you take daily, like calcium channel blockers, anti seizures meds like Depakote and others.And during acute attack proper use of prescribed triptans.The combination of all these works the best in my experience. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends upon how often you have them. If they are only occasional then drugs like imitrex (sumatriptan) are very good at preventing a migraine if you take it very early at onset of a headache. if the headaches are very frequent then a preventive medication may be more helpful if taken every day. There are several classes of medicines to prevent migraines. Your doctor can help you decide if that is needed. ...Read more
Cluster headache: Management of a cluster headache can be abortive or prophylactic. Sometimes, both methods are indicated in the same patient. An effective abortive treatment uses oxygen or sumatriptan or DHE. The treatment of choice for the prevention of both episodic and chronic cluster headache is verapamil. ...Read more
Older medicines: The ones usually given are the tryptans. They are expensive and also dangerous with regard to serious effects of vasoconstriction. A multi center study of emergency room treatment of migraine revealed the superiority of phenothiazine–antihistamines such as Phenergan (promethazine) and Compazine. 1 antinausea dose tab at onset, repeat in ½ hr if needed. Repeat sequence 2 hrs from 1st dose. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Alot but: 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
Depends on the cause: There are many different causes for headaches including stress/tension, migraines, lack of sleep, dehydration, infection, etc. Depending on the cause, different treatments can work. In general, something like Acetaminophen (tylenol) or Ibuprofen over the counter can be tried. ...Read more
See below:: Taking the medications rec by your doc: pain relievers; muscle relaxants; antidepressants; other meds. Avoiding or minimizing the causes or triggers: stress management/relaxation training; biofeedback; & home treatments.The goals of treatment for tension headaches are to prevent further attacks and relieve any current pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Integrative: Treatment programs must be individualized. Treatment programs are most effective when they combine patient education, dietary modification, supplements, medications, stress reduction ( meditation, yoga, deep breathing) and regular exercise. In addition, physical therapy, massage, acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments, and cognitive behavior therapy have all shown to help patients with fibromyalgia. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Primary Stabbing HA: Primary Stabbing Headache (or ice pick headache) usually just lasts a second and is so brief that patients don't want medicine. They just want to know that it isn't a tumor, etc. If you're having them often, you might want medicine, the most established is indomethacin, but it has side effects. If your headaches are longer than a second, it might be cluster headache or something else. ...Read more
No treatment cure: Tinnitus may be the result of vascular disease, brain lesions and ear disease among others. The most common cause of tinnitus is hearing loss, so a hearing test is necessary. Treatment depends on the cause. Start with a general medical visit. Then see an otolaryngologist to make sure there are no other symptoms and get a hearing test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good coping: You should consider seeing a counselor/therapist to help learn good coping mechanism for stress. Here are two good links: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/stress-management/my00435 and http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/stress-management/my00435/tab=indepth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No Best Treatment: Given the fact that there exist many different kinds of dementia there is no best treatment. There are certain dementias that improve when the underlying cause is treated. There are treatments that reduce the progression of some dementias. In the end the best treatment for any dementia would be one that delayed the onset, slowed the progress or cured the dementia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Migraine headaches: If you have not seen your doc you need to do so. Having said that, consider biofeedback, clinical hypnosis, psychotherapy for stress management, food sensitivity testing (Great Plains lab in KS, USA has a good one), massage. Medication may have a place but it is not the only way to treat. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stop the medication: Akethesia is usually caused by bad reaction to a neurotropic medication. It involves restless movements and inability to sit still. Once the medication is reduced or stopped, the symptoms should resolve. ...Read more
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