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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Migraine Headaches (Definition)

Migraine headaches are a common condition that often include a headache with throbbing, pulsing pain, blurriness of vision, nausea, and sensitivity to light. They ...Read more


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If you are not able to take migraine preventative medication, is there a natural one to take that will ease it or prevent a migraine?

If you are not able to take migraine preventative  medication, is there a natural one to take that will ease it or prevent a migraine?

You bet there is: To prevent headaches, look at riboflavin, magnesium, butterbur, feverfew, co-q-10, taken on a daily basis, often 2 or 3 times daily. An otc agent called dolovent may readily abort an existing headache. Of course, prevention may be achieved with Botox injections, and acupuncture could help. ...Read more

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I've just had a migraine today and was wondering is it ok to take my preventative going to bed as normal along with my pain medication ?

I've just had a migraine today and was wondering is it ok to take my preventative going to bed as normal along with my  pain medication ?

Migraine Rx: It makes sense to use the migraine pain reliever and the preventer on the same day. It is ideal that the reliever would not be needed, hopefully the preventer can reduce this somewhat. Ultimately your answer depends on what the medicines are, but most migraine treatments are used in just this way. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take migraine medication for regular headaches?

Is it okay to take migraine medication for regular headaches?

No.: Migraine-specific medications are designed to work for migraine headaches. Depending on the medication, they may provide little or no relief for other forms of headache and instead, only expose the patient to unnecessary side effects or complications. Check with the physician that manages your headaches as to his/her advice for treating common cephalgias. ...Read more

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Am i right that it's no issue to take migraine medication for headache?

Am i right that it's no issue to take migraine medication for headache?

Migraine: There are specific side effects with all headache medications. You should speak with your doctor, pharmacist or google the drug your taking to see side effects. ...Read more

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I have a migraine headache. I'm out of my migraine medication. I take fioricet. can this med be prescribed through this service. I do have an appointm?

I don't think so: because it contains butalbital, a controlled substance. You might want to try to find my checklist for Managing migraines, which contains many suggestions for dealing with them without prescription medication. The most effective OTC medication is motion sickness medicine such as dramamine. We give something like this IV in the ED and it works wonderfully. Good luck! ...Read more

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What should I do if i take too much migraine medication?

What should I do if i take too much migraine medication?

Migraine: If you are having too frequent migraines. You may benefit from taking preventive medications such as beta blockers, topamax, (topiramate) etc. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A migraine is a type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain. It also usually causes light sensitivity, nausea, and vomiting. Migraines can ...Read more