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What will happen at a neurologist appointment for migraines?

What will happen at a neurologist appointment for migraines?

Info gathering: Usually a doctor will have you fill out initial paperwork, talk to you about your history in general, as well as the history of your migraines, then do an exam and make some recommendations for next steps. For migraines, you can help by keeping a headache log including timing & description of ha, as well as possibly triggers (foods, activities, stress, etc) good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Chirag Patel
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My GYN ordered tilt table for dizziness. appointment with Neurologist for Migraine and possible IIH... Do I need the tilt table/is pt2 w/IV necessary?

My GYN ordered tilt table for dizziness. appointment with Neurologist for Migraine and possible IIH... Do I need the tilt table/is pt2 w/IV necessary?

How bout slowin down: I am a neurologist and headache specialist and would highly recommend that your OB/GYN slow the train down a bit and have you consult FIRST with the neurologist and let them choose the tests. I think that someone thinks there's a lot going on when it could be simpler than that..maybe not...but it usually is...and so as to save you from unnecessary testing I'd let the consultatnt make the call. ...Read more

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It's going on day 3 of my migraine and my neurologist couldn't get me in. Any suggestions on what I should do?

It's going on day 3 of my migraine and my neurologist couldn't get me in. Any suggestions on what I should do?

If severe, go to ER: You should have medication to abort the migraine and ideally a "plan b" med for if the first fails. If you have exhausted your meds and/or if pain is severe or just won't give you relief, should go to er for medication--otherwise, better to avoid. ...Read more

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I have been struggling with migraine headaches and was told to see a neurologist but don't have any health insurance how much does one cost?

I have been struggling with migraine headaches and was told to see a neurologist  but don't have any health insurance how much does one cost?

Neuro: This is very variable. Some will allow for payment plans, some require up. Front payments. Average consultation i would estimate $150-$200. ...Read more

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Is it recommended to see a neurologist for an ocular migraine?

Is it recommended to see a neurologist for an ocular migraine?

No: Your eye md and / or primary care physician should be able to diagnose and make recommendations on the best way to control. If there is atypical presentation or other symptoms, a consult with neurologist may be relevant. ...Read more

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Neurologists message me i need solutions to a migraine headache on one side of the head?

Neurologists message me i need solutions to a migraine headache on one side of the head?

Depends: In a 20-year-old woman, migraine (status migrainosus) is the most common cause of prolonged unilateral headache, but if you're not someone who gets migraines, other diagnoses such as hemicrania continua should be considered. Feel free to give me a call if you'd like to talk, www.healthtap.com/drnathanielschuster ...Read more

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Pressure on top of head for 2 weeks. Started as migraine. No other pains or aches. Won't see neurologist until next month. What is it?

Pressure on top of head for 2 weeks. Started as migraine. No other pains or aches. Won't see neurologist until next month. What is it?

Keep a headache log: Your migraine doesn't appear to be under control. OTC remedies might include magnesium oxide, riboflavin, or butterbur. You should keep a log of the location, timing, duration, associated symptoms, and intensity of these episodes and take the log with you to a neurologist as soon as possible. http://www.migrainetrust.org/factsheet-supplements-and-herbs-for-migraine-the-evidence-10897 ...Read more

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My doctor has precribed a few migraine meds and basically said don't know what to do if these don't work,. Will neurologist know more.

Yes: If you do not get relief from the medications you have been given by your family doctor for headaches, then yes, you should see a neurologist for a second opinion and further evaluation. ...Read more

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Was advised by neurologist to take hydrocodone if Imitrex (sumatriptan) didn't work. Can that help w migraine pain?  after 100 mg Imitrex (sumatriptan) how long till nxt pill?

Yes, it can, but...: Hydrocodones is a codeine/narcotic derivatives which can relieve any pain for several hours. If used too frequently in some people who are addictive-prone, that is major problem. Presuming neurologist worked up for causes of migraine, the treatment depends on the severity and the frequency. If they occur every month, rx should try a med to prevent them entirely. Max dose over 24 hrs = 100 mg more. ...Read more

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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