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Migraine Headaches

A migraine headache is a recurring headache affecting only a portion of the head, which is coupled by nausea, sleep disruption, vomiting, visual disturbances and depression. It is approximately 3 times more common in women than in men.

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How does taking a nap help a headache?

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Asked by Olmsted95

it help in a way that the person is relaxing and as well it gives you time to sleep

Can starting your menstraul early be a sign of pregnancy?

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I'm on ttc and this last 5 months my period is getting longer and longer. This month its 39 days and my bleeding only lasted 1 and a half day very pinkish blood. I dont have any sign of pms before period but once it stops i get really bad period pain. Is this normal????

Where is nitrous oxide found?

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Nitrogen is found in all living systems, it makes up about 78.1% of the air on Earth. In the earths crust, nitrogen can be found in abundance, it's used in ammonia which can be found in fertilizers, liquid nitrogen is found in everyday grocery stores to keep food frozen.

Do bananas trigger migraines?

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Bananas are a well known Migraine trigger for many people if they are allergic to them.

What tea helps migraines?

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Green tea helps migraines due of its caffeine content, which helps open up the constricted blood vessels causing the pain. The tea should be consumed as soon as you notice the migraine symptoms occurring.

Note that because you're dealing with caffeine, consuming too much of this can actually bring the headache on.

What medications can help prevent hypokalemic periodic paralysis?

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Hypokalemic PP attacks may be prevented with use of acetazolamide (or another carbonic anhydrase inhibitor drug) or a diuretic to help retain potassium in the bloodstream.

Can metoprolol be used for migraine headaches?

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Headaches are not a listed side effect of beta blockers, the category of blood pressure medication metoprolol is in. Beta blockers are often used off-label to prevent migraine headaches, because they relax the blood vessels of the brain.

High blood pressure can cause headaches. If you are pregnant, you should see your doctors to get an accurate blood pressure reading, because hypertension is a symptom of preeclampsia.

How to get rid of headache on the right side?

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Many possibilities, consult a qualified homeopath for a specific recommendation.

Does depakote cause hair loss?

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DEPAKOTE Generic Name: divalproex sodium (dye val PROE ex) Brand Names: Depakote, Depakote ER Sweating (usually with a fever) is one of the side effects of Depakote. Profuse sweating should probably be discussed with your doctor.

Is it normal to feel hungry when you have a migraine?

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Migraine is a genetic neurological disease in which pain is only one potential symptom - there are Migraine attacks not associated with any pain. Migraine as such is then caused by your genetic makeup, not hunger. Migraine attacks are often triggered by something that has disrupted the physiologic makeup of the body. Inconsistent eating habits are some of the most frequently reported Migraine triggers. This trigger can be a part of any type of Migraine.

For appropriate diagnosis, treatment and prevention of headache disorders, seek the help of a board certified headache specialist.

What tricks have you used to stop migraines?

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Migraines are a severe type of headache characterized by pulsating pain, sensitivity to light, nausea, and blurry vision. Different things can trigger a migraine, such as certain smells, stress, a change in sleep pattern, and even medications. Some people never get migraines, whereas others are frequent sufferers. There isn't a magic pill to instantly get rid of a migraine, but you can relieve pain and discomfort with a few home remedies and lifestyle changes.

Pain medications, such as ibuprofen, aspirin, acetaminophen taken at the first sign of a migraine can help dull pain and avert a full-out attack. Take these medications as directed on the package. Talk to your doctor if you're a frequent sufferer to discuss prescription alternatives. For example, certain blood pressure medications might reduce the frequency and intensity of migraines.

Take a nap if your migraine develops after a bout of insomnia or lack of sleep. In addition, if you feel an impending attack, stop your activity and find a quiet place to lie down, if possible. Limiting the amount of noise in your surrounding is critical because loudness can worsen your headache.

Turn down the lights for migraine relief. Staring at a computer screen or sitting in a room with bright lights might worsen your migraine headache. Dim the lights and avoid computer use until your symptoms subside or weaken.

Use ice to help dull your migraine and bring quick relief. Position an ice pack on the back of your neck or on your forehead for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the ice and gently massage your temples and scalp to help calm the throbbing sensation and ease tension.

Keep a record to track migraine triggers. Your diet and surroundings might trigger constant migraines. Pinpoint the exact cause with a migraine journal. This is where you record all meals, drinks, and activity for each day, and then use this information to determine your migraine triggers.

Can you take excedrin migraine while taking Vyvanse?

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DON'T DO IT! Technically you can, but Excedrin migrate has caffeine in it, enough that when I took it while on vyvanse, my heart was racing and I could not stop vommitting. If you can drink a bunch of coffee while on vyvanse, you probably won't have an issue with the Excedrin migrane, but be careful when taking too many stimulants at the same time.

Can biofeedback cause side effects?

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There are no known side effects to properly administered biofeedback or neurofeedback sessions.

Are depakote and seroquel used to treat the same thing?

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No, Depakote is an anti-seizure medicine, and cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxant.

Why do you get headaches after you drink beer?

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Because you drink to many of them.

You are drinking low quality beer. Headaches are caused by fusel alcohols that should not be present in a quality beer. I would suggest that you not drink light beer. Switch to a high quality craft-brewed beer.

Can Chiari malformation cause death?

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Death is rare, but can happen. I know this because my son passed away 15 months ago. Cause: Chiari Malformation, Type 1. We were unaware of the condition and he seemed very healthy. It was found by the Medical Examiner after his passing.

What is the scientific name for migraine headaches?

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Migraine is the scientific name. "Migraine" refers to the neurological disorder of recurring head pain that occurs with a constellation of other symptoms. The word is taken from the Old French "megrim" which was taken from the Latin "hemicrania," referring to the unilateral head pain.

Status migrainosus refers to a migraine which has lasted longer than 72 hours, the same way status epilepticus refers to prolonged seizure activity.

When will the generic for fosamax be available?

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The generic for Fosamax is already available. The FDA gave their approval for a generic version of the medication in 2008.

What are some migraine tratments?

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Migraines can be treated with medications that prevent them or medications that stop them after they've started. There are other therapies as well, like biofeedback, avoiding triggers which can be food items or activity related. Most important is to rule out anything bad, like brain tumors. Treatment should start with an MRI scan of the brain. If negative, then further investigation should be done to learn what triggers your migraines. A full allergy panel will tell you what you are allergic to, both foods and environmental elements like grasses, trees, dust, cats, etc. Any food triggers should be avoided. Some examples are red wine, red meat, caffeine, some cheeses, etc. Keep a headache diary. Each day note what you eat and do along with whatever headaches you get. A pattern should develop and then you can know what to avoid. Some use biofeedback to control migraines. There may be other behavioral methods as well. A neurologist can help you with this. There are medications to prevent migraines and meds to abort them. Some of the anti-seizure meds are used as preventatives, as well as anti-depressant drugs. Meds like Imitrex help some people to stop a migraine in process. And there are other meds like Imitrex available. Caffeine can be a big help, so long as you are not using it every day. Too much and it can cause rebound headaches. Best of luck.

Can you tell the difference between depakote dr and depakote sprinkle?

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yes, DR is a sealed enteric coated large oval tablet, sprinkle is a capsule intended to be opened and the contents sprinkled on food.

Shooting pain in left side of head?

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Shooting pain in the left side of the head may be symptomatic of many different diseases and disorders. It is a very good reason to seek the advice of a physician since the cause may be simple and of no consequence, or dangerous requiring immediate medical care.

For appropriate diagnosis, treatment and prevention of headache disorders, seek the help of a board certified headache specialist.

What could you use for sinus pressure headaches?

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Use a neti pot. You can pick one up from the pharmacy for less than 15 bucks. It is basically a way to "wash" your sinuses by pouring a salt/baking soda in water solution through one nostrel to drain out of the other nostrel... kind of like how you keep your mouth clean by brushing your teeth. Works so well for me, makes my sinuses feel free and clear. and it can be used many times a day-- no harmful side effects!! better than medicine by far.

What causes head perspiration?

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Such smelly sweating is most probably caused by some type of bacterial infection. You can apply the concentrated common salt solution as well as vinegar to treat the condition. You can apply the same during night time, only or say during sleeping hours.