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Severe migraine issues - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Headache and Migraines
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hi
Doctor :   hi XXXXX
User :   I have sever migrane
User :   issues
User :   u think u can help
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are you on medications
Doctor :   are you there XXXX?
User :   I am not on any now
User :   I have taken treatments
User :   like alopathy and homeopathy
User :   but no help
User :   i now do only Yoga
Doctor :   ok what were you on previously
Doctor :   Yoga is good
Doctor :   you can prevent many precipitating factors
Doctor :   which trigger many attacks
Doctor :   But there are many medications which can prevent the attacks
Doctor :   They reduce the severity and frequency of migraines
User :   k
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   so wht do u suggest
Doctor :   Keep a diary of your attacks
User :   ok
Doctor :   and see what causes the attacks
Doctor :   like food items
User :   ok
Doctor :   and what times of the day
Doctor :   which smells
User :   i guess I know the asnweres to these
Doctor :   ok
User :   I have this issue for last 15 yrs
User :   at time I wake up with a headache
Doctor :   So just prevent the precipitatingj
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have good sleep
Doctor :   the previous nights
User :   I take good care of food timings and getiing enough sleep
User :   yes
Doctor :   Get enough sleep, but don't oversleep.
Doctor :   7 to 8 hours
Doctor :   rest in a dark, quiet room when you feel a headache coming on.
Doctor :   Place an ice pack wrapped in a cloth on the back of your neck and apply gentle pressure to painful areas on your scalp.
Doctor :   they can help you if you havent tried them till
User :   ok
User :   yes i have tried and it helps
User :   i also take steam
Doctor :   So its all about avoiding ppt factors
User :   to avoid my nose from blockin
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   You can also go for medicines daily
User :   like?
Doctor :   They too prevent the frequency
User :   can i get the off the shelf
Doctor :   there are some called triptans, ergotamines
Doctor :   no you cant get off the shelf
Doctor :   Estrogen supplements cause triggers so avoid
Doctor :   contraceptive tablets
Doctor :   every time when you see a doc for any problem say that
Doctor :   you have migraine
Doctor :   spend at least a half-hour each day doing something you find relaxing like listening to music, gardening, taking a hot bath or reading.
Doctor :   I believe i have helped you with some advise
User :   yeah
User :   I have question
Doctor :   yes
User :   i am sure u have heard of Acudrin
User :   tab
User :   i was suggested tht
User :   every time u have a sever migrane
User :   is tht good to take
User :   yt? Doc
Doctor :   are you on Acudrin
User :   not any more
Doctor :   Who prescribed it
User :   I take dart a pain killer every time i get an attack
User :   It was give to me by a doctore
User :   on consultation
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it surly causes relief at that point of time
User :   is it good to take Dart
Doctor :   You can take Acudrin
Doctor :   during the attack
Doctor :   You can take dart
Doctor :   during the attack
Doctor :   all shall help in fast recovery
User :   k
User :   so dart has no side effects
Doctor :   it has not side effects at timely use
User :   k
Doctor :   You should not take them to prevent the attack
User :   k ...only when i have a attack i should
User :   right
Doctor :   yes
User :   Ok Doc nice talkin to you.Thank you for consulting me!!!!
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