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What drugs may be used to treat very severe or frequent migraines?

  • antiseizure medicines, antidepressants, calcium channel blockers and beta blockers

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  • Answer: antiseizure medicines, antidepressants, calcium channel blockers and beta blockers
  • Answer: Frequent migraines by themselves cannot cause death, but they can stop a person from living their life in any meaningful way by incapacitating them.

    However, it should be noted that in extremely rare cases people who suffer from migraine with aura end up having a stroke. Again - this is a rare occurrence.
  • Answer: i really dont think there is a treatment. I think to prevent it, you need to dry your hair every night before going to bed.
  • Answer: Yes, they can be related. I feel your pain. Luckily I outgrew my migraines as I got older. Many people do. Go see a doctor. Go see a specialist. Great strides have been made in the treatment of migraines.
  • Answer: Absolutely, topiramate (Topamax) is commonly used for migraine prophylaxis for patients with frequent migraines. Unlike pain medications for migraine headaches, topiramate must be taken on a daily basis to be effective. There are many side effects (weight loss, birth defects if pregnant, dizziness and drowsiness just to name a few) and it interacts with many medications (including birth control!!!), so the benefits/risks must be analyzed when considering this medication.Update:Topamax is the number one prescribed migraine preventive agent in the US by both Neurologists and PCPs. The side effects are limited at the low dose needed to control migraine. Please note that the information shared above by the original poster is not 100% correct. The most common side effects upon initiation of TPM is paresthesia (or tingling in the fingers/toes) and loss of appetite. The recommended dose of TPM is 50 mg taken twice a day (total of 100 mg). Topamax does not interfere with birth control medications at doses lower than 200 mg. Since the dose for migraine is 100 mg, drug interactions with birth control meds should not be an issue. The truth of the matter is, Topamax is one of the most effective medications for managing migraine - and it has become the gold standard.
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    Both feverfew and capsaicin (a byproduct of chili peppers) are used to treat migraines.

    Feverfew has been shown to be effective as both a migraine abortive and as a preventative treatment when small amounts are taken daily. Chewing the leaves can produce sores in the mouth, so people who choose to use fresh feverfew often tuck the leaves into a capsule.

    Capsaicin is currently being used in a nasal spray called Sinol as a migraine abortive.
  • Answer: Ibuprofen with lysine becomes much more soluble than regularibuprofen. Basically it will start to absorb and work faster inyour body.
  • Answer: get a cloth and put preasure on the wound
  • Answer: Occipital neuralgia is a headache syndrome that can be eitherprimary or secondary. Secondary headaches are associated with anunderlying disease that may include trauma, infection, tumor,systemic disease or hemorrhage. physical therapy,anti-inflammatory, medications, massage
    and muscle relaxants. medications such as carbamazepine andgabapentin also may help alleviate pain.
  • Answer: If it is severe acne, go to a doctor or dermatologist (skin doctor specialist). They can probably provide a strong prescription cream or medication to take.
  • Answer: The first step would be for her to see her doctor for some testing. The doctor can determine the likely cause of the anemia, with the most common being iron deficiency.

    If she is iron deficient related to being vegetarian, the doctor will most likely recommend an iron supplement. They should be taken with meals to minimize stomach irritation.

    Foods that contain iron should be eaten liberally. Foods suitable for a vegetarian that are high in iron include:

    • Dark leafy greens (spinach, asparagus, broccoli, etc)
    • Tofu (some brands even fortify theirs with extra)
    • Fortified cereals (oatmeal, grits, rice, some pastas)
    • Dried beans
    • Nuts (walnuts, almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds in particular)
    • Dried fruits (apricots, raisins, dates, prunes, figs)

    Be sure to follow up with your doctor to monitor your iron and blood levels to determine your treatment level.
  • Answer: That medicine is called antipsychotic.
  • Answer: Alcoholism is simply addiction to the drug ethanol (ethyl alcohol). There is no real difference.

    Alcohol is similar in its action to opiates and other central nervous system depressants, but far more harmful to the body than most other drugs because of its affect on body systems such as the liver, circulatory and endocrine functions.