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Precautions to prevent migraine attacks - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr.
User :   Hi.
User :   I have been suffering from Migraine
User :   Could u please help me with some precautions i should take
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   What is your age?
User :   27
Doctor :   How frequent are you symptoms?
Doctor :   *your
User :   Monhly
User :   monthly
Doctor :   Once a month?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Did you try to figure out few instances when you get the headache?
Doctor :   like delayed food timing, lack of sleep
Doctor :   etc
Doctor :   Are you with me?
User :   mostly changes in weather and stress
Doctor :   You say that the symptoms are once a month which means that the migraine headache is under control
Doctor :   I suggest you to maintain a headache dairy
Doctor :   where you have to note down the timing, day and what activities make the headache worse
User :   okie
Doctor :   This becomes easy for you to know the activities you can avoid
Doctor :   Same way, you have to write down the foods
User :   I am aware of the patter and things which make the headache worse, however, could u advice on what can I do to minimise the period of headache
User :   it normally lasts for 2-3 days
Doctor :   Ok, if the person gets to know before the onset of headache
Doctor :   he can take normal Over the counter pain killers
Doctor :   which will reduce the duration of headache
Doctor :   If you can get to know the usual premonitory symptoms, you can immediately rest in a quiet and dark room before the onset of headache
Doctor :   This can reduce the duration of headache
User :   wht medicine would you recommen
Doctor :   DOLO 650mg, just before or during the initial period of headache
Doctor :   Were you taking any preventive medication
User :   yes
User :   i do not recall the name as of now
Doctor :   I am glad that you have fewer episodes of migraine, which is not usual amongst the sufferers
Doctor :   It is good to know the precipitating factors of migraine by oneself
Doctor :   As you might have known by now, that migraine is not curable and can only be controlled
Doctor :   Sleep and good hydration are very important to reduce the frequency and duration of attacks
Doctor :   Do you have any specific questions to ask about migraine?
Doctor :   Are you with me?
Doctor :   I have to close the window as you are not responding. Please login if you have medical queries.
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