Any new treatments for migraine headaches?

Nti-tss. I have had great success treating patients with migraine headaches. Nocturnal para-function, or night time tooth grinding /clenching is a major cause of migraine headaches. Find a dentist in your area that is familiar with the nti-tss night time appliance to help manage the outbreaks. Here is a website for you to learn more and find a dentist who may be able to help. http://www.nti-tss.com.
Topamax (topiramate) Many migraines are not really migraines. Topamax (topiramate) helps relieve many types of headache.

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What are some holistic treatments for migraine headaches?

Many options. The best way is to avoid triggers such as stress or certain foods so if you can find out what causes your migraines, start there. Thermal biofeedback is another option and it is closely related to meditation/guided imagery. Accupressure may help and some people have success with contrast showers (hot followed by cold). Read more...
Try these. A holistic approach begins with looking for triggers in your diet and lifestyle. Stress management can be very important. Good nutrition - including riboflavin 400 mg per day. Meditation, relaxation and guided imagery help many migraineurs. Acupuncture often helps. Pt, chiropractic or feldenkreis can help if neck tension is involved. Read more...
Avoid toxic foods. Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors. All of these products cause damage to the cells, tissues & organs in your body contributing to various diseases. Read more...

What is the best treatment for migraine headaches?

Depends. It depends upon how often you have them. If they are only occasional then drugs like imitrex (sumatriptan) are very good at preventing a migraine if you take it very early at onset of a headache. if the headaches are very frequent then a preventive medication may be more helpful if taken every day. There are several classes of medicines to prevent migraines. Your doctor can help you decide if that is needed. Read more...

What are the causes and treatments of migraine headaches?

Many things. The cause is not known. Triggers are present in 85% such as stress and lack of sleep. For acute attacks, ibuprofen, naproxen, and excedrin will relieve many attacks. If not, your doctor can prescribe a triptan medication which may be more effective. If your headaches are frequent, you may benefit from a daily preventive medication (beta blockers, antidepressants, topiramate, and divalproex sodium). Read more...
Migraine. Migraines are genetically acquired headaches, usually triggered by poor sleep, stress, weather and hormone changes and certain medications. The most common trigger is diet- tyramine, nitrates/ nitrates, caffeine, msg, alcohol, etc. The best treatment includes avoidance and control of triggers. There are numerous medications to prevent and treat headaches (topiramate, triptans, betablocker, etc.). Read more...
Treatment options. Migraine is very common. Oral medications, diet modification, and addressing environmental triggers are first line treatments. If those don't work, then Botox and nerve blocks may help. For those who can't seem to get relief in any other way, surgery can offer long-lasting relief. Read more...
Identify triggers. There are certain foods and aspects of lifestyle that can trigger or worsen headaches and migraines. The best way to identify triggers is to maintain a headache diary and keep a list of foods eaten before your migraine. Common triggers include chocolate, caffeine, cheese, msg, processed meats, alcohol, smoking/being around smoke, stress, skipping meals, lack of sleep or too much sleep. Read more...

I am suffer from migraine headaches very often. I want a better treatment to be suggested please.

Migrane . Is very common and some people can have more frequent headache .There r medication u can take it as prophylaxis and medication u take it when u feel it is going to happen . Talk with u physician about it. Read more...

I have had migraine headaches for years. My last 3 headaches have come with facial numbness and dizziness, a new symptom for me. Is this normal or should I be alarmed?

Alarmed no. If these new symtoms resolved, there is no need for panic, but you should let your physican know of the change. It may mean you need an exam and testing to make sure there is nothing else going on. Read more...
Migraine vertigo. One variant of migraine headache is migraine associated with vertigo. If i had a patient with similar symptoms i would want to re-evaluate that patient. Read more...
Don't be alarmed. You do need further evaluation. Please remember these symptoms are consistent with a TMJ problem, so you may need to look to dental professionals to identify and recommend treatment for the cause of your headaches, not just manage the symptoms. Dizziness (vertigo) and facial numbness follow the anatomical structures. I would have concern if the affected areas seems to be widening. Read more...
New symptoms. You should let your doctor know. Might not want to take a triptan medication or an ergot preparation until you get seen. There may be increased risk of stroke due to excessive vasopsasm of one of the vertebral arteries. Read more...

I get migraine headaches. Could they be related to raynaud’s?

Possibly. Raynaud's symptoms and migraines both are caused by abnormal regulation of blood flow to certain parts of the body, so they may be related in some patients. Also, some medications for migraines (the triptans and ergot alkaloids) can lead to raynaud's symptoms as a side effect. However, having migraines doesn't mean one will get raynaud's, and having raynaud's doesn't mean one will get migraines. Read more...
Yes. People with autoimmune disorder such as reynaud's syndrome have an increased risk of migraine. Read more...
Yes. Migraine headaches are more common in people reynaud's syndrome. Please see your doctor to make sure you have migraines as there are other types of headache associated with autoimmune diseases such as reynaud's syndrome. Read more...