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Why Do I Get Migraines Everyday
What are the causes of migraine?I don't have any family history of migraine.Why do I get migraines then?Iam a bit high BP person.
Migraine: Is due to two things. First, it is a lack of balance in the autonomic (automatic) nervous system controlled by the lower brain. Second, there is a release of inflammatory substances from the affected blood vessels. The whole thing is caused by sweet, sweeter, sweetest in the diet. Thus, so called diet drinks are causative. Please see my post on diet. ...Read more
Migraine Triggers: A variety of external factors can trigger a migraine attack in certain individuals who may have a genetic or neurochemical predisposition to migraine. External triggers such as weather-related changes, high humidity, high altitude, hot water and stress have all been implicated in migraine. See a specialist for migraine management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Physical exertion: Migraines occur in people with a genetic predisposition. Different people have different predisposing factors and triggers. Physical exertion commonly makes migraines worse. Physical exertion appears to be a trigger for your migraines. You should explore prophylactic treatment for migraines. For more info, see: http://understandingmigraine.blogspot.com/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aura: Migraine varies from person to person, and your form is likely termed "classical migraine", where the initial symptoms affect your eyes and later the headache develops. This is a result of an electrochemical change in the back of the brain (occipital lobe). Talk to your doctor about both preventative and abortive therapies. ...Read more
Migraine diagnosis: Migraines are a specific type of headache which can be associated with some unusual and sometimes frightening symptoms. Neurologists are the specialists that are experts in headaches, but many family doctors and internist have a lot of experience in diagnosing migraines. For more information about migraines see: http://understandingmigraine.blogspot.com/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is but. . .: This is chronic daily headache, which can have many different causes. Migraine is one. A common cause is medication overuse; people who frequently use (OTC or Rx) headache medicines are at risk to have headaches that are caused by those medicines. If this describes you, a holiday from medication may be in order. Discuss with your PCP or neurologist. ...Read more
I've had 6 migraine episodes within the last 7 weeks. What is causing this? I cannot get any relief.
Depends: It would be important to know if you have had migraines previously and how long are the headache episodes lasting. If your headaches are new or different than your usual headache, a consultation with a headache doctor is indicated. Many things can cause headache exacerbations such as changes in sleep, stress, diet, hormones, foods etc. Talk with your doctor about your current pattern. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've never been able to workout in the mornings because inevitably i get a migraine later in the day. Is this something i can "train" my body to do?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on pills: There are medicines to PREVENT migraine (beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, topirimate) that do not cause addiction but may need to be tapered if they are to be stopped. Drugs like Fioricet and its generic equivalents contain butalbital, a barbiturate which causes physical dependency and addiction. Drugs like Zomig (zolmitriptan) to treat migraine do not cause any dependency. ...Read more