Can you prescribe stadol for migraine headaches?

Visit your doc. Stadol is a syntheitc opioid analgesic. Unfortunately we can't prescribe that through healthtap. You will have to request it from your regular physician as it does have abuse potential.

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I was wondering if anyone is prescribing pamelor (nortriptyline) for migraine headaches?

YES. Pamelor is a tricyclic medication it is nortriptyline and a metabolite or breakdown product of the parent compound Amitriptyline (elavil). It may have fewer side effects as the metabolite. Start low and go up slowly per your physician's recommendations. Read more...
Could help. Have used for prevention, but also have tried calcium channel antagonists, beta blockers, etc., but these days, favor OTC items such as riboflavin, butterbur, feverfew, magnesium, due to fewer side effects, and equal or better success vrs prescription items. Read more...

Are there any scientific studies proving vitamin B6 and magnesium are helpful in preventing migraine headaches? If so, what's the prescribed dosages.

Yes. Several studies prove magnesium can prevent migraine headaches. I recommend 400 mg/day of magnesium taurate or glycinate- see http://umm.Edu/health/medical/altmed/condition/migraine-headache one study showed 25 mg of b6 with 2 mg of Folic Acid ; 400 mcg of B12 helps- see http://migraine.Com/migraine-treatment/natural-remedies/vitamin-b6-for-migraine-headaches/ b6 ; mag. Often work well together. Read more...
Also. B2 can be helpful in some cases. High dose injectable B12 has helped some people. Read more...

I have been prescribed verapamil for migraine headaches & learned later it is a blood pressure medicine. My BP has always been normal. Will this hurtme?

No. Certain blood pressure medications are commonly used to help reduce the frequency of migraine headaches and verapamil is one of them. Most people tolerate it very well with no adverse impact on their blood pressure. You can check yours periodically but more important would be to notice if you develop palpitations or sensations of lightheadedness upon standing. You should be fine, however. Read more...
Not unless you . Have low blood pressure. If you have a home blood pressure monitoring device you can check. Read more...
Prevention. The thought is that some calcium channel blockers may prevent future migraine headaches, and that may occur with less frequent and less intense events, but, if there are adverse effects or this fails to benefit, there is botox, other prescription meds, and many otc approaches. Read more...

What is the best way to stop migraine headaches?

Treat the casue. What is causing the migraine. Until you know that you don't know how to treat the migraine. Try putting your fingers over where you get the headaches and then bite down or open wide. If the muscles move it may be the cause of your headache, so treat the cause and don't take medications to just treat the effects or signs and symptoms. Read more...
Depends. I have seen some people with low B12 have their migraines improve with high dose injectable b12. Read more...
Root of problem best. 1. Look for a doctor interested in treating headaches, especially bad ones. 2. Go prepared with a headache diary and list of meds tried in the past. 3. Look for triggers- which tend to be things or actions which precede the aura or headache by no more than 2 hrs. Document these. 4. Finally, be a partner with your doc in trying to get to the root of the problem- don't just be a passive patient. Read more...
Triptans. In most cases, a class of medications called "triptans" are the best way to stop migraine headaches. Triptans include medications like sumatriptan (Imitrex) and zolmitriptan (Zomig). Regardless of the medication which you take, you should lay down in a quiet, darkened room, close your eyes and try to relax. For information see: http://understandingmigraine.blogspot.com/ Read more...
Abortive Therapy. For more severe attacks, an abortive medication such as dihydroergotamine (DHE), sumatriptan (Imitrex) or one of the newer triptan medications is often prescribed. Recent research findings suggest that the efficacy of treatment may depend more on the phase of the migraine attack at which the medication is administered rather than the specific medication. Read more...

What foods trigger and irritate migraine headaches?

Anything. This is a very individualized but real thing. Many people have migraines because of food. If you think this may be a problem for you, start keeping a headache diary to figure out the most likely cause. Best of luck!! Read more...
Many different foods. I agree with Dr. Mead that any food may trigger migraines, but some trigger much more commonly than others. Common triggers include wheat, dairy, eggs, chocolate, bananas, red wine, strong cheeses and citrus. Eliminate common triggers mentioned below for a week or more then add back one at a time to find your triggers See http://www.pcrm.org/health/health-topics/a-natural-approach-to-migraines. Read more...
Any variety of foods. Everyone is different. If certain foods trigger a migraine every time you eat it then avoid that food. Read more...
Migraine Triggers. In approximately 10% of migraineurs, food can trigger an attack. These triggers include vasoactive substances such as cheese, alcohol (red wine), chocolate, foods containing monosodium glutamate (MSG), nitrates, or tyramine, and aspartame, a sugar substitute used in Equal. Read more...
A multitude. Lists of such items can easily be GOOGLED. Not uncommon offenders include red wine, aged cheeses, nitrite preservatives, MSG, aspartame, pickled foods, etc. About 10-15% of migraineurs uncover trigger foods. Read more...
Be Paleo. The best way to improve migraine is by stopping inflammation causing grains, lentils, potatoes based items. Avoid milk protein since it causes inflammation Healthy foods: sea food, meats, vegetables, avocados, some saturated fat (butter, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. A probiotic and vitD3 10k IU/day help reduce the inflammation as well. You should feel a difference in 1 month. Read more...