HELP! Strong migraine medication.?
I have the nasal spay kind.
Asked by Fatimah Hamai 2 years ago.
I suffer from chronic migraines, but haven't really gotten anything prescribed to me because my mother has migraines as well. Somehow, she doesn't care if I have them or not. Anyways, I've been swallowing all different types of Advil over the past few days (Liqui-Gels, Extra Strength, regular...etc) and nothing has worked. What else should I do? I have to be able to play tennis in about an hour and a half. I play in an academy, so we have to be alert, focused, and aggressive. I'm wondering if zolmitriptan (Zomig) works because I have it in my house. Also, can you mix it with energy drinks because I got barely any sleep last night? Thanks. Answered by Hisako Saliba 2 years ago.
Zomig works for some people, I had it in the nose spray form....eww....it's horrible and I don't recommend it. I can't remember trying it in a pill form. They have whats called MaxAlt. It's a melt away tablet and it usually works in a half hour. I personally think the imitrex shots work the best, or at least they do for me. I've tried it in a pill form and that didn't work and I also have tried the nose spray of it too, it's Absolutely discusting when it's running down the back of your throat, I mean come on your already sick to your stomach with the migraine nyway, ya know. For bad headaches (before i break out the shot) I take 3 ex strength excedrin and 2 ex strength tylenol...you can take it with a pop a lot of the time caffeine helps....then lay down for a half hour. If that doesn't work you need something stronger. With the excedrin and tylenol, you can't wait till you have a full blown out mmigraine take it when you start to get a headache. Good Luck!! Answered by Dorian Phelka 2 years ago.
strong migraine medication Answered by Selma Knehans 2 years ago.
What is causing my vertigo?
Ok, I'm pretty sure I pinched a nerve in my neck/shoulders from sleeping wrong. This was 3 weeks ago & I was in severe pain for about 2 1/2 weeks, I took Advil for the pain & applyed heat when I could, made an appt. with my doctor only to find the pain went away so I canceled the appt. Now the pains back (not...
Asked by Delana Jimerson 2 years ago.
Ok, I'm pretty sure I pinched a nerve in my neck/shoulders from sleeping wrong. This was 3 weeks ago & I was in severe pain for about 2 1/2 weeks, I took Advil for the pain & applyed heat when I could, made an appt. with my doctor only to find the pain went away so I canceled the appt. Now the pains back (not as bad), but for 2 days I've been experiencing nausia & vertigo whenever I turn my head so bad that I actualy barf. There is nothing wrong with my ears. Could this be causing the vertigo? Answered by Chung Dompe 2 years ago.
I was looking for an answer to my suspicion that advil has been causing my vertigo when I came across your question...my vertigo started about a year ago now and I have been trying to figure out if there is a common variable for each episode...what I have come up with is that each time I experienced vertigo I was taking advil . Like you, I also had alot of pain in my neck and shoulders and I was using advil alot just to get through the day. My vertigo let up when I started going to massage therapy to help with the kinks in my neck and shoulders...I had no more pain, stopped taking advil, and stopped having vertigo. I'm wondering now if it is related to the pain in my neck and shoulders or the advil? But when I first started having vertigo I was taking advil everyday for about 10 days because I had started taking a prescription of which a side effect was headaches.The experienced frightened me and I stop taking the medication (ranidine150-for stomach acid) and the headaches stopped. I was taking alot of advil at the time. I can't remember if I had sore neck and shoulders and so I can't rule that out. I've had my ears checked, eyes checked, and a CAT scan as well and all these have come back perfect. I found this information on advil (Ibuprofen) and if you read where it says "adverse reactions" you will see vertigo on the list of CNS. Ibuprofen (eye-BYOO-pro-fen) Trade Name(s): # Advil Tablets 200 mg # Advil Liqui-Gels Capsules 200 mg # Advil Migraine Capsules 200 mg # Children's Advil Tablets, chewable # 50 mg Suspension 100 mg/5 mL # Children's Motrin Tablets, chewable # 50 mg Suspension 100 mg/5 mL # Genpril Tablets 200 mg # Haltran Tablets 200 mg # Infant's Motrin Oral drops 40 mg/mL # Junior Strength Advil Tablets, chewable 100 mg # Junior Strength Motrin Tablets # 100 mgTablets, chewable 100 mg # Menadol Tablets 200 mg # Midol Maximum Strength Cramp Formula Tablets 200 mg # Motrin Tablets # 400 mgTablets # 600 mgTablets 800 mg # Motrin IB Tablets 200 mg # Motrin Migraine Pain Tablets 200 mg # Nuprin Tablets 200 mg # PediaCare Fever Suspension # 100 mg/5 mL Oral drops 40 mg/mL # Pediatric Advil Drops Suspension 100 mg/2.5 mL Actiprofen Alti-Ibuprofen Apo-Ibuprofen Novo-Profen Nu-Ibuprofen Indicates Canadian trade names. Class: Analgesic NSAID Action: Decreases inflammation, pain, and fever, probably through inhibition of cyclooxygenase activity and prostaglandin synthesis. Indications: Relief of symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, mild-to-moderate pain, primary dysmenorrhea, reduction of fever. Unlabeled use(s):Symptomatic treatment of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, sunburn, resistant acne vulgaris. Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to aspirin, iodides, or any other NSAID. Route/Dosage: Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis Adults: PO 300 to 800 mg tid to qid, not to exceed 3.2 g/day. Mild-to-Moderate Pain Adults: PO 400 mg q 4 to 6 hr prn. Primary Dysmenorrhea Adults: PO 400 mg q 4 hr prn. Juvenile Arthritis Children: PO 30 to 40 mg/kg/day in 3 to 4 divided doses. Fever Reduction Children 1 to 12 yr: 39.2°C (102.5°F) recommended dose PO 5 mg/kg; > 39.2°C (102.5°F) recommended dose PO 10 mg/kg; max daily dose 40 mg/kg. OTC Use (Minor Aches/Pains, Dysmenorrhea, Fever Reduction) PO 200 mg q 4 to 6 hr. Do not exceed 1.2 g in 24 hr or take for pain for > 10 days or for fever for > 3 days, unless directed by health care provider. Use smallest effective dose. Interactions: Beta-blockers: Antihypertensive effect may be decreased. Digoxin: Ibuprofen may increase digoxin serum levels. Lithium: May increase lithium levels. Loop diuretics: Diuretic effects may be decreased. Methotrexate: May increase methotrexate levels. Warfarin: May increase risk of gastric erosion and bleeding. Lab Test Interferences: None well documented. Adverse Reactions: CV: Peripheral edema; water retention; worsening or precipitation of CHF. CNS: Dizziness; lightheadedness; drowsiness; vertigo; headaches; aseptic meningitis. DERM: Rash; pruritus; erythema. EENT: Visual disturbances; photophobia; tinnitus. GI: Gastric distress; occult blood loss; diarrhea; vomiting; nausea; heartburn; dyspepsia; anorexia; constipation; abdominal distress/cramps/pain; flatulence; indigestion; GI tract fullness. GU: Menometrorrhagia; hematuria; cystitis; acute renal insufficiency; interstitial nephritis; hyperkalemia; hyponatremia; renal papillary necrosis. OTHER: Muscle cramps. Precautions: Pregnancy: Undetermined. Lactation: Undetermined. Children: Safety and efficacy not established. Elderly: Increased risk of adverse reactions. GI effects: Serious GI toxicity (eg, bleeding, ulceration, perforation) can occur at any time, with or without warning symptoms. Renal effects: Increased risk of dysfunction in patients with preexisting renal disease. Patient Care Considerations Administration/Storage: * Give medication soon after meals or with food, milk, or antacids to minimize GI irritation. Assessment/Interventions: * Obtain complete patient history, including drug history and any known allergies. * Notify health care provider if visual changes or indications of GI distress or liver or renal impairment occur. * Monitor patient's following cardiac status: BP, pulse (eg, quality and rhythm), edema, tachycardia, palpitations. * Assess renal function before and during therapy. Monitor serum creatinine, Ccr, and BUN in patients with renal impairment. * Document any changes in liver function (AST, ALT), eye examinations, and Hgb and Hct in patients on long-term therapy. * Notify health care provider if indigestion, epigastric pain, unusual bleeding or bruising, or dark tarry stools occur. OVERDOSAGE: SIGNS & SYMPTOMS Drowsiness, lethargy, GI irritation/bleeding, nausea, vomiting, tinnitus, sweating, acute renal failure, epigastric pain, metabolic acidosis Patient/Family Education: * Tell patient to take medication soon after meals or with food, milk, or antacids. * Tell patient to avoid alcohol and medications containing aspirin, such as cold remedies. * Advise patient to discontinue drug and notify health care provider if any of the following occur: persistent GI upset or headache, skin rash, itching, visual disturbances, black stools, weight gain or edema, changes in urine pattern, joint pain, fever, blood in urine. * Instruct patient not to take otc preparation for > 3 days for fever and > 10 days for pain and to notify health care provider if condition does not improve. * Advise patient that drug may cause drowsiness and to use caution while driving or performing other tasks requiring mental alertness. AtoZ Drug Facts · Copyright©2000 by Facts and Comparisons Answered by Rosamond Shelvy 2 years ago.
I have also had problems with vertigo. I took Naprorsyn on two different occasions for a mild tennis strain and both times I had significant vertigo. I did not connect the two until I stopped taking it the second time and the vertigo disappeared in a day. Now, a couple years later I am taking Advil for another minor tennis ache and today it dawned on me that the dizziness I feel, actually sometimes wobbly, when I get up in the morning is due to the Advil that I take the night before for my shoulder pain. I am glad that others have experienced the same problem, because it is very low on the list of side effects, but is the only one I have with these noninflammatory drugs. What causes that????? Answered by Pete Wadle 2 years ago.
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