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Migrane, pain in neck, dizzy, history of cervical spine - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
User :   Hi
User :   How can I help you ?
User :   i want to ask about my mother prblem
User :   Ok.
User :   Mom has a problem in the cervical spine 20 years ago It takes numerous medications for this topic And symptoms that have is a pain in the neck, which leads to dizziness and vomiting, take painkillers and become a good She went to a neurologist, worked and told her to have a migraine
User :   Ok.
User :   and today i discovered what she drink for this problem
User :   Ok.
User :   she drink amitriptyline
User :   ok.
User :   for what is this drug
User :   This drug is mainly used as anti depressive and for chronic depression.
User :   Sometimes used as anti-anxiety drug.
User :   It is not for the treatment of migraineظ
User :   or for Or for the treatment of cervical spine
User :   Can be used sometimes for migraine , but basically as tri-cyclic antidepressant.
User :   Amitriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression. Amitriptyline is in a class of medications called tricyclic antidepressants. It works by increasing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain that are needed to maintain mental balance.
User :   and for cervical spine?
User :   Other uses for this medicine : Amitriptyline is also used to treat eating disorders, post-herpetic neuralgia (the burning, stabbing pains, or aches that may last for months or years after a shingles infection), and to prevent migraine headaches. Talk to your doctor about the possible risks of using this medication for your condition
User :   For cervical spine pain , it is rarely used but for trigeminal neuralgia it is used.
User :   There are many side effects due to its long term use ;
User :   ok is it helpfull for For cervical spine pain
User :   nausea,
weakness or tiredness,nightmares,
dry mouth,
difficulty urinating,
blurred vision,
pain, burning, or tingling in the hands or feet.
User :   Yes, it can if there is neuralgia or stabbing pain.
User :   she has this problem since 20 years and she cant XXXXXXXX the pain and lasttime the doc gave her zoloft and now amitriptyline
User :   what do you thing she have to do for not take these bad drugs i said bad drugs because you know the side effect of these drugs
User :   ok, that can be the reason as chronic conditions are very difficult to be treated by normal pain killers and need multi pronged approach.
User :   she always take voltaren shot when she has this pain
User :   Yes, you have to change these medications every 6 months to another medications and keep changing and again coming to same medication after a while like 2/3 yrs.
User :   This can prevent her from long term side effects.
User :   Voltaren is simple diclofenac as is the best which least side effcts.
User :   I would advise you to alternative therapies.
User :   Have you tried with Chiropractors ?
User :   you mean physical therapy
User :   ?
User :   Both physical therapy, some amount of natural therapies & massaging with natural oils & yoga ?
User :   ok
User :   Is vomiting occurs is natural when she has the pain?
User :   These all together might help her reduce the medication.
User :   Yes, the pain centre in brain is beside the vomiting centre and is very common.
User :   ok
User :   Can I help you with anything else ?
User :   which specialist she has to go
User :   spin or ?
User :   Spinal surgeon & chiropractor
Thank you for consulting me
User :   Take care
User :   bye for now

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