Treating frequent, severe migraines?
My mother has migraines with auras and visual disturbances almost every day. She has a hard time at work sometimes because of it. The doctor prescribed Relpax, but it doesn't work at all and is expensive. Today she had a severe headache and took 2 of the Relpax pills within a couple hours of each other, but it...
Asked by Misti Baumgarter 2 years ago.
My mother has migraines with auras and visual disturbances almost every day. She has a hard time at work sometimes because of it. The doctor prescribed Relpax, but it doesn't work at all and is expensive. Today she had a severe headache and took 2 of the Relpax pills within a couple hours of each other, but it still didn't go away. And OTC pain relieves don't help her either. She's also cut out all dietary migraine triggers, but still has the headaches. I'm worried about her. She's seeing the doctor again later this month. Are there any better medications they can give her? Answered by Kaitlin Arellanes 2 years ago.
I have migraines most of the time. I take Amerge. It is expensive, but it works for about half a day to stop the headache for me. I have tried many things over the years I have suffered this. Acupuncture has stopped the auras, which is an improvement. I have been taking 9 mgs. of melatonin at night to sleep and it seems like my headache isn't as severe. I also try to remember to take magnesium at night. I haven't been as consistent with it, so I can't say whether it works or not. I hope that your mother finds something to help her. Having migraines at all is a problem, but having them most days, like she and I do, can be a living Hell. Tonight I wanted to finish the shopping I needed done, so I put several drops of lavender and peppermint on my head. I don't exactly have a headache. I feel kind of crummy and I smell strange, but I got through my errands. I also forgot my hat with its brim keeps the lights out of my eyes < a terrible trigger for me>. Just don't let you Mom give up hope that she will be headache free one day. There is something that works. We just need to find it. With triptan drugs, some work and others don't for us. We have to try different ones until we find the right one. Answered by Bonita Helgeson 2 years ago.
I suffer from migraines and take Relpax daily. prior to the relpax, I was on imitrex so she may want to try that medication instead. Generally Relpax is a drug that is needed to be taken BEFORE you get a migraine or when you feel one coming on. Imitrex is more of a drug that you can use even after you have a bad migraine. OTC medications do absolutely nothing for me as well. It is like taking a sugar pill. try the Imitrex Answered by Pamila Govero 2 years ago.
My child used to get headaches everyday. She also has epilepsy and interestingly, migraine meds are often really seizure meds. Anyway, we bought an inversion table and found that using this very briefly alleviated her headaches. Answered by Franchesca Stimple 2 years ago.
ask the office if she can get a cancelled appointment and see dr sooner . the dr should try another one . there are many medicines that help . neurologists are the specialists Answered by Tashia Stilphen 2 years ago.
Migraine medication isn't working too well?
Hi everyone. I've been getting horrible migraines in the last week (I've suffered from them since I was 12 but they are worse than ever now). I have prescription meds that really aren't doing the job. I've tried just about everything. Excedrin Migraine seems to be working the best but has lots of...
Asked by Zoe Dufrain 2 years ago.
Hi everyone. I've been getting horrible migraines in the last week (I've suffered from them since I was 12 but they are worse than ever now). I have prescription meds that really aren't doing the job. I've tried just about everything. Excedrin Migraine seems to be working the best but has lots of caffeine which I'm sensitive to and I need to sleep when I have migraines. Any suggestions would be great! I'm willing to try anything. Also, they tend to get much worse before and during my period. Thank you. Answered by Marylyn Aceveda 2 years ago.
Which prescription are you taking? I had imitrex for about 15 years, which was ok, but made me really tired. The past year or so I've been on Treximet and I like it much better. I feel what you mean about Excedrin, it helps, but I'm over sensitive to caffeine too, so i can't take a lot of them. Mine are mostly menstrual- I get them a few days before my period. I heard that pheromones help with migraines. So I gor this spray that has pheromones in it. The theory is that when you smell them, you release oxytocin (sp?) in your brain which is your natural pain killer. If I spray this stuff and put a cool rag over my eyes it really helps in conjunction with the meds. The Spray is called Seduction Silky Sheets and I have the Spring Rain scent. Get it at www.PartyGals.biz/partiesbyanne. Answered by Royce Godel 2 years ago.
i've been to neurologist- i've taken imitrex, placed on beta-blockers, and have taken topamax. i'm also a nurse. i've had migraines for 24 years. the best medication for migraines is aleve!!! believe it or not. just try it. i think you'll see results. hope it helps!! Answered by Shakira Herzberger 2 years ago.
always meditation will help to improve at all times,................do it ,................... Answered by Janell Rusinko 2 years ago.
Does anyone know alot about medication?
I found these random pills in my cabinet. Just a few small oval green coated pills. They read G-X. I'd just like to know what THEY were.
Asked by Jame Boklund 2 years ago.
Look up pill identification on the internet. Don't take them, or let anyone else take them. Dispose of them by putting them inside of something like used cat litter or used fem napkin (don't flush), or a dirty diaper. Answered by Darrell Grajales 2 years ago.
If your on celexa (the medication)......?
is there anything that your not supposed to combine with it? (like vitamins, certain foods, caffeine, anything?!)
Asked by Kip Ovdenk 2 years ago.
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tranylcypromine Answered by Mozelle Huneycutt 2 years ago.
There are no side effects at all. I have gone off of it several times and had no issues, although if you do decide to go back on, all that headache and stuff will come back. If the issue is not being able to pay for them I would like to suggest that i am taking a generic version of celexa called citralopram that only costs 20 dollars for 30 pills at 40mg. I hope i helped you, Answered by Bonnie Gaumont 2 years ago.
Tramahexal Sr 100 Answered by Josiah Ales 2 years ago.
Headaches please please help?
okay so i have been getting really bad headaches and migraines that can last from an hour to about 4 days straight then comes back later and every once in awhile they will go away. i have been taking advil or Excedrin for this. i am 15 and i have been having this for about 3 years and my pediatrician can't...
Asked by Ione Mozelak 2 years ago.
okay so i have been getting really bad headaches and migraines that can last from an hour to about 4 days straight then comes back later and every once in awhile they will go away. i have been taking advil or Excedrin for this. i am 15 and i have been having this for about 3 years and my pediatrician can't seem to figure out what it is. any help out there on how to deal or even know what might be wrong would be greatly appreciated!! Answered by Dianna Volk 2 years ago.
Sounds like you've outgrown your pediatrician, but he should be more knowledgable about this. Some people start having migraines in childhood. I'm curious about what geograpic area you live in, although misdiagnoses happen everywhere. There are special drugs specifically for migraines.They are a class called triptans. There are several brands, including Amerge, Imitrex, and Zomig. Get a prescription, and take the medication at the first sign a migraine is coming on. You know the feeling. It is crucial to nip it in the bud. Once the headache comes on, it is more difficult to get it under control. It helps to lie down flat (no pillow) in a dark room, and put a gel cold pack across your trapezius muscles (upper back, just below your neck), and one across your forehead. Fold a bath towel lengthwise and roll it tightly, into about a 5-inch diameter, and put it under your neck. There are nerves that run up either side of your neck in the back, to the skull, up the sides of your head to your temples. Ice packs help reduce inflammation in the muscles that get tight and compress these nerves. Do not let your doctor tell you your headaches aren't migraines because you don't have enough of the classic symptoms. My former doctor did that, and I suffered needlessly for years, never knowing what a godsend this medication was. In situations where you are not able to get a headache under control, the doctor can give you a shot of Toradol. This is a Tylenol-type drug. I have no idea why it works, because Tylenol is useless for migraines. Please post news about how you are doing. Answered by Stacee Gummersheimer 2 years ago.
okay, first get your vision checked..(if he is a good doctor, he did this already) second, ask in the family if anyone has ever suffered from migrines, they do run in familie.. also, do they come around your cycle? could be hormone headache, not migraine.. whatever the case... advil will not help.. thats for sure, it might be time for a precription med.. but before that happens check your blood pressre, does one of your parents have high blood pressure? if so, you may have it too, and when its uncontrolled, it causes headaches.. also, try keeping a food dairy, this will help you see if you have food triggers.. some foods that cause migraines are : chocolate (I know tough one) coffee )however, one cup can help -try that excessive caffiene, however.. a little bit helps some nuts wine or foods or drinks with nitrates, like ham/bacon/sausage etc also packaged lunch meats.. hope this helps you.. BE WELL-TR Answered by Shenna Beckett 2 years ago.
did u hit ur head anywhere a long time ago? that cud have triggered something like this? Answered by Moon Chilinskas 2 years ago.