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What Treatments Are Available For Nocturnal Migraines
Prevention: If these are awakening you in midst of night, these could be cluster headache variants or some other headache variant, and best to use preventative meds. Consider topirimate, divalproex, tricyclics, beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, but maybe otc items such as riboflavin, butterbur, co-q-10, feverfew. On occasion, inhalation of 100% oxygen can stop the headache. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What treatments are left if I have literally tried every med and treatments available and i still have chronic daily migraine?
See headache spec.: Doubtful you have had all the potential therapies, but consider, if not yet tried, break up pattern with steroids, depakote, topirimate, naprosyn, (naproxen) indocin, lithium, botox. Acupuncture, occipital nerve blocks, surgical denervation procedure, or try otc, riboflavin, coq-10, butterbur, feverfew. See headache specialist, and get a new approach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I heard there is a new migraine treatment called levadex that is going to be available soon. How is it different/better from the current drugs ?
Levadex coming soon: Levadex is an inhaler which contains an old drug, Dihydroergotamine or dhe. Dhe injection is one of the oldest most effective migraine drugs. It also comes in a nasal spray, migranal, but it is not very effective. The injection often makes people very nauseous, but surprisingly, according to the published data, the inhaler does not. It works as fast as an injection and should become available soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 more
Doesn't work well: However, might help you fall asleep which secondarily could end that migraine attack. Aleve (naproxen) seems to work better, but you need about 375 to 500 mg total. You could take aleve (naproxen) thrice daily, which might prevent migraine attacks, but could upset your stomach. Maybe try riboflavin, vitamin b-2 as another preventative. ...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
Never heard of it: I don't recognize the type of headache you are referring to. I think you are trying to spell it phonetically. Do you mean hemicrania continua? This form of headache is more common in women than men and more likely found in young adulthood than pediatric or older adult age groups. However, it is not a type of migraine though some features of hemicrania are similar to those of migraine. ...Read more
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