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Alternative to medicine for migraine - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i have had a migraine most of my life. i am 24 years old, married and am working. i have been on some medication for this-naxdom-250 and rizora. the frequency is not that high right now but it can increase usually lasts for 3 days in a row and i have to have my medicine. the medicine mentioned above has helped me a lot,after i have it, my headache goes away in about 20 minutes time.what can i do to avoid having medicines? i think some amount of stress also gives me a bad migraine.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Let me read it
User :   hello
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   How often do you get headaches?
Doctor :   say in a week
User :   umm atleast once a week
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   for that frequency
Doctor :   you are put on the right medications
Doctor :   No need of naxdom as well
Doctor :   You can just do it with Rizora
Doctor :   the moment you feel that you are going to get a headache
Doctor :   and do some lifestyle changes
Doctor :   mainly a regular aerobic exercise
Doctor :   to ease the pain
Doctor :   and decrease the frequency
User :   ok..
User :   what else would you recommend in terms of diet?
Doctor :   Do it for atleast 30 minutes per day
Doctor :   in terms of diet
Doctor :   there can be certain trigger foods
Doctor :   which you are the best person to notice
Doctor :   some of them are like chocolate, coffee, etc
Doctor :   and once to take it you shall get headache
Doctor :   such foods you need to avoid
Doctor :   and take food
Doctor :   because hunger can again stimulate an attack
User :   oh ok...
Doctor :   Sleep well
Doctor :   and stress should be taken care of
User :   how can i avoid eating the medicine?
Doctor :   both with exercise
Doctor :   and then with deep breathing or any other meditation
Doctor :   or yogic practices
User :   how can i avoid eating the medicines for now?
Doctor :   With frequency of once in a week
Doctor :   you should go for medicines
Doctor :   and try to reduce the frequency
Doctor :   further
Doctor :   with the changes I mentioned
User :   ok thats great. thank you so much!
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   no that's it.. il take what you said into consideration and make good use of the advice...thank you...
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done.
Doctor :   Do get back to me if you are having any issues
User :   ok i will..thanks once again!
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   sure bye
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