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What steps to be taken to cure migraine ?

i am migrane patient
Asked On : Tue, 7 Jun 2011
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Neurologist 's  Response

here are three different levels of migraine treatment:

Preventative treatment (stopping attacks from happening)

Acute treatment (treating an attack as soon as it happens)

Rescue treatment (dealing with an attack if acute treatment does not work) .For acute treatment and for prophylaxis you need to consult neurologist

Patients should avoid factors that precipitate a migraine attack (eg, lack of sleep, fatigue, stress, certain foods, use of vasodilators). Encourage patients to use a daily diary to document the headaches. This is an effective and inexpensive tool to follow the course of the disease.

Patients may need to discontinue any medications that exacerbate their headaches. If an oral contraceptive is suspected to be a trigger, the patient may be advised to modify, change, or discontinue its use for a trial period.[75] Similarly, when hormone replacement therapy is a suspected trigger, patients should reduce dosages, if possible. If headaches persist, consider discontinuing hormone therapy.

Biofeedback, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and relaxation therapy are frequently effective against migraine headaches and may be used adjunctively with pharmacologic treatments. Occipital nerve stimulators may be helpful in patients who are refractory to other forms of treatment.

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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

See a Neurologist
Get examined / investigated, if necessary.

Start with rescue medicines...
Simultaneously, start Prophylaxis / there are several classes of drugs and several drugs in each class.. the drug and dose will have to be tailored to your needs. There are special headache clinics and specialists! Excellent chance of freedom...

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
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Dermatologist Dr. Gaurav Patel's  Response
Migraine (from the Greek words hemi, meaning half, and kranion, meaning skull
it is a debilitating condition characterized by moderate to severe headaches, and nausea. It is about three times more common in women than in men.

The typical migraine headache is unilateral (affecting one half of the head) and pulsating in nature and lasting from 4 to 72 hours; symptoms include nausea, vomiting, photophobia (increased sensitivity to light), phonophobia (increased sensitivity to sound); the symptoms are generally aggravated by routine activity. Approximately one-third of people who suffer from migraine headaches perceive an aura—unusual visual, olfactory, or other sensory experiences that are a sign that the migraine will soon occur.

Initial treatment is with analgesics for the headache, an antiemetic for the nausea, and the avoidance of triggering conditions. The cause of migraine headache is unknown; the most common theory is a disorder of the serotonergic control system.
Answered: Tue, 7 Jun 2011
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