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Have migraine in summer . Cure? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 28-May-2013
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Doctor:Good morning
User:hi, Good morning
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:i am having migraine
User:i noticed that it is generally triggered by heat
User:because i get in summers
User:and it generally starts by the time i get up
Doctor:Sorry to hear that
User:and gradually increases
User:in summer i am getting it atleast once or twice in a month
Doctor:Has the diagnosis of migraine confirmed by a doctor?
User:and i feel its starting like acid refulx
User:kind of
User:they took other tests like mri image etc
User:and as they found nothing else
User:and with symptoms
User:they decided its migraine
Doctor:There is 2 treatment options for migraine
Doctor:Pain killers in acute attacks
User:these days i am taking Nice MR when i get pain. its helping somewhat. but nt sure if its safe or not.
Doctor:Long term prophylaxis with Beta blockers
Doctor:If your attacks are frequent you can start on betablockers
User:but those longterm things are make us drowsy right?
User:i took them last year for a month or two i think
User:but i couldn't continue as i was feeling drowsy, and heavy in head etc
Doctor:they do cause side effects
Doctor:Your attacks are more in summer
Doctor:So, in summer you can take beta-blockers as precautionary measure
Doctor:If you have migraine every other day, it is not safe to take pain killers often
Doctor:So consider taking Beta-blockers for some time
User:so, i have to take them every summer?
Doctor:Depending on the severity of your symptoms
Doctor:Is there anything else you want to discuss on?
Doctor:Please proceed
User:in winter i got migraine when i took lemon pickle or too acidic things like that
User:so i think migrine is triggered by acidity also for me
User:for that one doctor told to take pan 40 m.g for 14 days
User:morning and evening
User:and my stomach will become normal
User:tolerant to acid foods
User:i didn't take the tablets yet
User:waiting on second opinion
User:what do you say?
Doctor:I think you should take the tablet
User:taking pan 40 mg like that 14 days will really set the stomach normal?
Doctor:It will decrease the acid secretion
Doctor:But long term control can only happen with diet modification
Doctor:Or else you may have to take the drug for a long time
User:i take very less spicy diet in generaal
User:how to keep body cool
User:so that i can stop the migrain trigger?
Doctor:You should drink plenty of water
Doctor:Take butter milk, tender coconut water
User:thank you
User:thats it i want to ask
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:and have a great day
User:you too
Doctor:Bye for now
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