Top
30
Doctor insights on: When Is A Constant Migraine Bad

Share
1

1
I've had constant migraines and headaches for 6 years and doctors don't know why but lately when I get a migraine I get realy bad chest pain too?

I've had constant migraines and headaches for 6 years and doctors don't know why but lately when I get a migraine I get realy bad chest pain too?

See a doctor: If you have chest pain along with a headache, especially if it's new, you should definitely get checked out. Do you have high blood pressure? What's your BP when you have these symptoms? You need a good physical exam, some blood tests, and an ecg. You may need a ct scan (head) and possibly one of the chest, if this is an arterial dissection. Stop smoking, if you do smoke. Update me! ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
1,496 Doctors shared insights

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


3

3
I have a constant bad migraine, nausea dizzyiness, feeling weak. I have tried paramax, ibuprofen and paracetamol but nothing works. What should I do?

I have a constant bad migraine, nausea dizzyiness, feeling weak. I have tried paramax, ibuprofen and paracetamol but nothing works. What should I do?

Migraine: Is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Headache, vertigo, visual disturbances nausea, sensitivity to light, stomachache, dizziness are common symptoms. This condition must be professionally managed. Often use of Excedrin will lead to medication overuse headache. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

4

4
Can excedrine migraine be taken daily for constant bad headaches affecting right eye? Doctor said eyes look fine.

Can excedrine migraine be taken daily for constant bad headaches affecting right eye? Doctor said eyes look fine.

Not the best idea: Daily use of medications such as excedrin can lead to worsening headaches (rebound headaches). Especially with prolonged use, it may lead to systemic side effects, many of which could be serious. There are better choices available for chronic daily headaches. You can work with your doctor or a headache specialist to find the best and safest medication regimen for you. ...Read more

5

5
Are the symptoms of migraine bad?

Are the symptoms of migraine bad?

Varies: They can be. Depends on the actual symptoms and the person who experiences them. ...Read more

6

6
What can cause bad migraine? How do I make it go away?

What can cause bad migraine? How do I make it go away?

Depends: The reasons for migraines vary greatly. Clenching/grinding your teeth, especially when sleeping, is a known factor. Nerve problems and stress/psychological issues are also common factors. But there are many other possibilities, including sensitivities/allergies. You may need multiple doctors if there are multiple causes. Best bet is to see your physician for an exam and guidance on how to proceed. ...Read more

7

7
Can you tell me if working in shifts is bad for migraine?

Can you tell me if working in shifts is bad for migraine?

Migraine: Is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Headache, vertigo, visual disturbances nausea, sensitivity to light or sound and paresthesias. There are studies to support that migraine attacks affected by sleep, circadian rhythms, and other sleep disorders triggers. Hence, shifts are bad for migraine. Rec. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for proper evaluation and management. ...Read more

8

8
I have had a constant migraine for two days already, what's going on?

I have had a constant migraine for two days already, what's going on?

Common?: Are migraines common for you? If so, do you know what your triggers are? Avoiding or eliminating those may help. Also, if you have an abortive medication like sumatriptan you should definitely take that if you haven't already. If you don't have medication, now may be a good time to get into your doc and get some. If you do and it's not working, then you should probably see your doc anyways. ...Read more

9

9
Can I take more than 8 mg of duladid for a bad migraine? The 8 isn't working

Can I take more than 8 mg of duladid for a bad migraine? The 8 isn't working

Headache: If 8 mg has not helped then I doubt that more would be of benefit. You would benefit from a neurology consultation to find a better way to treat your headache. ...Read more

10

10
Is it bad that I get temporary altered vision sometimes followed by migraine?

Possibly: Migraines can cause almost anything, even stroke-like symptoms. Typically this is benign; however, as a safegaurd, i'd consider an MRI of the brain at a minimum to ensure that nothing more than just migraines is the case. ...Read more

11

11
I'm taking 200mg dermerol for bad migraine but isn't working can I take one more that would be 300 mg?

I'm taking 200mg dermerol for bad migraine but isn't working can I take one more that would be 300 mg?

You can, but: It won't help. There are much better medications to abort migraine than Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride). Migraine is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Today effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education 2) non-pharmacological management (diet, sleep hygiene, acupuncture) and 3) pharmacological (triptans, topamax, etc) management. Rec.:see orofacial pain specialist. ...Read more

12

12
I notice that everytime I wake up in the morning to any type of noise I end up getting a bad migraine. Is that normal?

I notice that everytime I wake up in the morning to any type of noise I end up getting a bad migraine. Is that normal?

Noise trigger: All acute migraine events are triggered by external or internal events, and one of yours seems to be noise (sonophobia). Some migraines are triggered by stong smells, others by bright sunshine, so this is not unique. Maybe, you could benefit from a medicine designed to prevent headaches. Talk to your doc and try this approach. ...Read more

13

13
ASAP response sever migraine imetraix not working hurting really really bad please help what should I do. It's a level 10 on the pain scale?

Advice: Imitrex, (sumatriptan) and indeed all triptans work best when used in the first 90 minutes of a migraine. If used later, unlikely to help at all. A drug, Cambia, can be used anytime during headache and might work well. Have your doctor get some. Would advise avoidance of narcotics, as severe rebound could occur. Have you doc ascertain whether some other process is causing your intensities. ...Read more

14

14
Have a really bad migraine that all started when I coughed deeply earlier today...Why would it start right when I coughed? I was fine before....

Have a really bad migraine that all started when I coughed deeply earlier today...Why would it start right when I coughed? I was fine before....

Worrisome!: If this is the worst headache of your life and it is exacerbated by coughing, sneezing or straining at the stool, I would get an emergent evaluation. There are some very serious problems that may be occuring! Too serious to wait. Be seen now! ...Read more

15

15
My worse migraine is on the left side and know I'm in trouble when this side starts. Sometimes I can get them on the right side and not as bad. Why?

My worse migraine is on the left side and know I'm in trouble when this side starts. Sometimes I can get them on the right side and not as bad. Why?

Can switch sides: Headaches can switch sides though with migraines most people have a particular "favorite" side. If you'd like a private consultation to see what we can do to solve your headache problem I'd be happy to help as a headache specialist. I would have you fill out a diary of information before determining what to do. Please look me up @ www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi and set up an appointment with me. ...Read more

16

16
Hi could you lease tell me if you think I need to go and get help ASAP. I have bad symptoms for over 12 months that are worsening. My migraine are becoming more severe and more frequent. Every 2nd day I've got a migraine and migraine gets worse if I move

Hi could you lease tell me if you think I need to go and get help ASAP. I have bad symptoms for over 12 months that are worsening. My migraine are becoming more severe and more frequent. Every 2nd day I've got a migraine and migraine gets worse if I move

NO NEED TO PANIC: If you had anything serious you cant be going on for 1 year. If someone has early morning headaches, associated with projectile vomiting that is vomiting with a force and double vision you need to worry. If some one has severe neck stiffness or fever need to worry. Yours is more like chronic daily headache possibly tension headache ...Read more

17

17
Is banana bad for people with migraine?

Migraine & food: Migraine headache many triggers and certain foods can be one of these triggers. Keeping a diary will help you determine which specific foods may be triggering your migraine so you know which specific food to avoid. ...Read more

18

18
What are some ways I can prevent migraine from getting bad?

OTC remedy: Try otc (over the counter) remedies first (e.g. Extra strength tylenol), avoid triggers, if applicable (e.g. Noise, light, etc...) are some basic steps. ...Read more

19

19
How can I tell if I have a migraine or just a bad tension-type headache?

How can I tell if I have a migraine or just a bad tension-type headache?

None: A migraine is typically described as throbbing pain and may be associated with nausea and/or vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound, or an aura (a funny taste, smell or visual disturbance that lets you know you're going to have a migraine). A tension headache is described as a vice like squeezing sensation around your head sometimes associated with stress or a lot of strain on your neck muscles. ...Read more

20

20
I'm 2 months pregnet and have a very bad migraine. Can I take one pill of berifen?

I'm 2 months pregnet and have a very bad migraine. Can I take one pill of berifen?

Not a lot of options: Regretfully, use of these types of non-steroidal medications is not recommended in pregnancy, especially in the last trimester due to a specific concern about the fetus' heart, or earlier due to a number of issues identified that affect different organ systems of the unborn child. Many health care providers recommend non-invasive approaches like compresses to help. ...Read more

21

21
I have had a migraine everyday for 7 years I have lost my insurance And need my meds badly my nuro dr will not see me any ideas?

I have had a migraine everyday for 7 years I have lost my insurance And need my meds badly my nuro dr will not see me any ideas?

Migraine: What medication you were taking for your migraine. Have you been officially diagnosed with migraine. You can go to urgent care for med refill or can do virtual consult or concierge for the same. ...Read more

22

22
I have had a migraine for 2 days now, and it is so bad that last night it woke me up at 4:30 am and it's making me nauseous! Help! ?

One very helpful: Option that you can discuss with your parents & physician is acupuncture. Chinese Scalp Acupuncture and Auricular acupuncture can be very helpful for the treatment of migraine headaches. But, more importantly - have you been evaluated by a neurologist yet? ...Read more

23

23
Hello, I have taken two excedrine migraine pills. It says only 2 in 24 hrs, it hasn't helped at all. Anything else I can take or do? Its really bad

Triptans: There are several other medications that cann help migraines. In particular, triptans affect serotonin and can abort a migraine if taken at onset of migraine. See specialist to discuss diet, triggers and alternatives such as beta blockers, etc... ...Read more

24

24
Hi! Since the beginning of this year I started having this strong headaches that got me real bad. They have migraine symptoms but is not diagnosed.

Hi! Since the beginning of this year I started having this strong headaches that got me real bad. They have migraine symptoms but is not diagnosed.

Possibly Stress: There are many maneuvers that people use to relieve stress, and this is one of them. At the back and either side of the neck are acupressure headache points that can relieve headaches when stimulated. Other stress-reducing techniques include deep breathing, meditation, and focusing. Best to be examined by your doctor first. ...Read more

25

25
Can migraine and tension ha come together? And last for more than a week? Bad ha since last week after days of dizines and confusion. Medicine useless

Yes, not unique: You may be escalating into "chronic daily headaches", and this pattern needs to be broken up asap. You failed to list your meds, so cannot comment on reason for failure, but best you avoid pain meds of all sorts including nsaid's, narcotics, and tylenol (acetaminophen). Could improve with preventative meds, botox, or acupuncture. Discuss these approaches with your doctor. ...Read more

27

27
How can I tell if I have a migraine or just a bad headache?

How can I tell if I have a migraine or just a bad headache?

Aura: Migraines are sometimes associated with a certain "feeling" before it comes on full force. ...Read more

28

28
What's the difference between a bad headache and a migraine?

Symptoms: Migraines often are accompanied by GI upset, nausea and or vomiting, there can be visual disturbances and often oversensitivity to sound and light, but there are more unusual migraines that can also cause psychiatric symptoms, blindness in part of vision, blood pressure changes etc. Migraines are usually more deblitating and may respond to different types of meds for different people. ...Read more

29

29
What can you do for a migraine headache? Bad headache that won't go away

What can you do for a migraine headache? Bad headache that won't go away

Botox and Surgery: Long term relief of migraines can be achieved with botox. If you have a good response, you may be a candidate for surgery. Surgery has been shown to dramatically decrease the frequency and intensity of migraines.

www. Themigrainereliefcenter. Com. ...Read more

30

30
What to do if I have bad migraine headaches. Any suggestions on ways to prevent them?

What to do if I have bad migraine headaches. Any suggestions on ways to prevent them?

Many approaches: Prescription meds include Botox, Topamax, (topiramate) Depakote, propranalol, timolol, but OTC approaches include riboflavin, butterbur, feverfew, CoQ-10, magnesium. Helpful in many is acupuncture, biofeedback. Rarely, avoiding provocative foods can work. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
1,882 Doctors shared insights

Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more