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Side effects of anti-migraine medication - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   Good evening.
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   ya
User :   just wanted to knw any medicine for Migraine
Doctor :   Anti migraine medications are of 2 forms.
User :   ok
Doctor :   1. Used in acute attacks of Migraine - where there is an episode of severe headache.
Doctor :   In such circumstance, most of the painkillers are useful.
Doctor :   The simplest medications that are easily available are Tab Dolo 650mg or Tab Ibuprofen 400mg.
Doctor :   One can use them as and when there is pain.
User :   ok
User :   is der any permanent cure
Doctor :   If these medications do not help the pain, then other pain reliever such as NSAID's, Opioid analgesics are used - either orally or injections.
Doctor :   There is no permanent cure for Migraine, it can only be prevented.
Doctor :   There are medications given for prevention.
User :   k
User :   are der any non allopathy treatment
Doctor :   Medications such as Tricyclic antidepressants, certain mild anticonvulsants and so on.
User :   k
Doctor :   I am sure non allopathy or alternative medical doctors will also have some form of medications useful for their prevention.
Doctor :   Apart from these medications
Doctor :   be it allopathy or alternative medicine given medications
User :   hmmm
Doctor :   few lifestyle modifications are very essentila
Doctor :   *essential
Doctor :   in preventing these symptoms.
User :   usually there are some side effects na
Doctor :   Those measures include proper sleep, no fasting, no smoking, avoiding obnoxious smell, strong fragrance and so on.
Doctor :   The allopathy medicine have some side effects.
User :   hmmm
Doctor :   My knowledge with regards to alternative medicine is restricted.
User :   ok
Doctor :   So I cannot comment on their effectiveness or their side effects.
User :   ok
Doctor :   You can use any of the forms of preventive medications along with the lifestyle modifications.
Doctor :   With regular use of medicines and strict lifestyle modifications, people have prevented the migraine headaches completely.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   nope
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
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