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Taking treatment for migraine. Can it be cured completely? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 14-Mar-2013
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User:good morning doc
Doctor:Good morning
Doctor:How are you doing
User:i am taking treatment for migraine and wanted to know whether it can be cured fully
User:i am fine doc
Doctor:It cannot be cured as such
Doctor:But attacks can be prevented
Doctor:There are medications available for the same
User:do i have to be on medication?
User:i mean always
User:yes, frequent attacks have been under control
Doctor:Treatment can be stopped temporarily and the response can be assessed
User:i c
Doctor:If the frequent attacks recur
Doctor:treatment may be needed on a long term basis
User:i c
Doctor:You would also need to identify the triggers and avoid them
User:yes doc
User:am at it these days
Doctor:Common triggers include stress, lack of sleep, irreglar dietary habits and emotional stress
User:u bet doc
User:i get an attack of migraine if i stay hungry as well
User:plus excess sound
Doctor:Certain foods like beer and red wine; aged cheeses; chocolate; aspartame; overuse of caffeine; monosodium glutamate; salty foods; and processed foods.
Doctor:They also precipitate attacks in some people
Doctor:try and avoid the triggers and ask your physician if you can stop the therapy temporarily
Doctor:We can then reassess
User:yes doc
User:thanks a lot
User:have a great day ahead
Doctor:Can I answer any more concerns?
User:thanks XXXXXXX . thats all
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:Bye for now
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