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Suggest remedies for migraine headache for a thyroid patient

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Posted on Wed, 25 May 2016
Question: what meds can you take for very bad migraine headaches when you have thyroid disease
Tks (question for wife) XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Ishu Bishnoi (42 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Migraine therapy in Thyroid patient

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX thanks for asking. You have not specified whether your wife is hypo or hyperthyroid. Both conditions have different contraindications. I will mention only those drugs which can be taken in both conditions so that you will be having minimum difficulty in understanding.

Migraine treatment aims
: prevention of attack
: Control of attack

:Prevention of attack means decreasing attack frequency. Medication like Amitriptyline , Botulinum injection are safe in thyroid patient. Another common drug Propranolol, cannot be used in case of Hypothyroidism.

Ask your wife to avoid trigger factors like emotional stress, certain foods like chocolate/cheese/tomato, skipping of meal, season change.

:Control of attack means treating pain attack after its occurrence. Bad migraine are usually not responsive to NSAIDS like Diclofenac/Ibuprofen etc. You can give her Sumatriptan or Ergotamine or other triptans after proper prescription. These medication are contraindicated with heart disease.

If she is having vomiting with attacks, you can give her Domperidone after proper prescription.

Bad migraine is usually managed by combination of drugs.

Hope it will help you. If still no relief, you can consult doctor.

Thanks
Dr Ishu Bishnoi
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Suggest remedies for migraine headache for a thyroid patient

Brief Answer: Migraine therapy in Thyroid patient Detailed Answer: Hi XXXXXXX thanks for asking. You have not specified whether your wife is hypo or hyperthyroid. Both conditions have different contraindications. I will mention only those drugs which can be taken in both conditions so that you will be having minimum difficulty in understanding. Migraine treatment aims : prevention of attack : Control of attack :Prevention of attack means decreasing attack frequency. Medication like Amitriptyline , Botulinum injection are safe in thyroid patient. Another common drug Propranolol, cannot be used in case of Hypothyroidism. Ask your wife to avoid trigger factors like emotional stress, certain foods like chocolate/cheese/tomato, skipping of meal, season change. :Control of attack means treating pain attack after its occurrence. Bad migraine are usually not responsive to NSAIDS like Diclofenac/Ibuprofen etc. You can give her Sumatriptan or Ergotamine or other triptans after proper prescription. These medication are contraindicated with heart disease. If she is having vomiting with attacks, you can give her Domperidone after proper prescription. Bad migraine is usually managed by combination of drugs. Hope it will help you. If still no relief, you can consult doctor. Thanks Dr Ishu Bishnoi