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Medicines without side effects for migraine - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXX here.
User :   Hello...
Doctor :   How can i help you?
Doctor :   Please proceed.
User :   i'm drafting...pls hold
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I'm suffering from migraine since 20 years now....initially i was consuming migranil tablets which later i had to change to migranil + voverans...
Doctor :   may i know your age?
User :   29 yrs
User :   mig started in 1991...
Doctor :   When did you change the tab?
User :   approx in the yr 1999
Doctor :   Ok
User :   thereafter in 2003 when i had consulted a doc...i was told to stop taking migranil & continue only with voverans as i had developed blood clots in my feet
Doctor :   Ok
User :   since end of 2004 i have been only taking Voveran injections...approx twice a month (whenever i get an attack)...
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Are you getting migraine attacks very frequently?
User :   Now my worry is that my serum creatinine level has risen to 1.30 which should normally be in the range of 0.5 to fear is that if i continue taking voverans, then the creatinine level would blow up rapidly placing me on dialasys
User :   attacks are twice a month normally...but due to work pressure, they drag for a week sometimes...
Doctor :   Its because you are taking these injections so regularly.
Doctor :   1)Mix 100 ml each of beet and cucumber juices, with 300 ml of carrot juice and drink it on a regular basis. It will help in curing migraine.
Doctor :   2)Massage the forehead with primrose oil when you have pain. It works as an excellent anti-inflammatory agent, preventing any kind of constriction in the blood vessels.
User :   where could i possibly find primrose oil?
Doctor :   3)daily add garlic in your diet.Chew it daily.
Doctor :   Any body care shop you can get it.
User :   i'm greatly allergic to Ginger...even if i smell ginger, i get anattack...
Doctor :   4) Increase Vitamin B3 intake which is found in whole wheat, green leafy vegetables, tomatoes, nuts, sunflower seeds, liver and fish.
Doctor :   But i advised you garlic.
User :   i have been eating only 6 to 7 types of vegetables in my diet (without the masalas), of which most of them are green leafy vegetables...
User :   generally, garlic is present in every meal...
Doctor :   5)Chew raw garlic
User :   as per my study in these 20 years, certain foods are acidic/ gaseous which i avoid consuming
Doctor :   6)Have fresh grape juice concentrated juice, it will help in relieving symptoms.
Doctor :   Any spicy oily food and citrus fruits can cause gas and acidity.
Doctor :   Drink lots of water.
User :   on a daily basis i consume kokum as to avoid acidic/ gaseous conditions...
Doctor :   Ok thats good
User :   can you pls help me to know as to how to keep my creatinine level in control (noting that i have to take painkillers when i get migraine attacks)?
Doctor :   If you will take painkillers they are definitely going to increase creatinine levels.
Doctor :   Avoid then for sometime and let it be normalized.
Doctor :   If all these things do not help you then you will have to see a neurologist and get yourself examined
User :   i had consulted Dr. XXX who is one of the top most neuro surgeon, who had advised me that the general life span of a magraine attack is 30 years & when i reach the age of 40 yrs, it would fade father too had the same problem...
Doctor :   Ok, yes it is true and it is hereditary.
Doctor :   But just taking pain killers is not the solution.
User :   i was also told that the impact of the attacks would be the highest till the age of 34 (which leaves more 5 years of suffering)
Doctor :   It would affect your Kidney functions.
Doctor :   ok
User :   agree, but if i get a migraine during the work times then i cannot leave my desk & relax as i do not have a back-up...i have to take the painkiller immediately & get back to work.
Doctor :   Try some of the methods which i have explained, they will help you.
User :   Dr. can you help me with a painkiller which would have no side effects?
Doctor :   Apply the oil when you have pain.
Doctor :   Every pain killer has side effect and effects kidneys.
User :   then you suggest that i apply the primrose oil when i get a migraine attack which should help in soothing the pain?
Doctor :   At least you can take rest for sometime when in pain
Doctor :   Yes
User :   my workplace wouldn't allow me to take rest
Doctor :   I think you can manage for sometime when you have so much of pain.
Doctor :   Is there anything else you would like to know?
User :   no..thanks
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now.
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