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18 year old with chronic migraines, fever and pain in the eyes. Any help?

hello my name is aimee mcglynn i am 18 years old and i have a big problem , i have experienced chronic migranes everyday of my life but now they are getting worse i have fainted up to 10 times in two weeks , constantly feel sick and feverish and my head feels like its literally throbbing / moving the pain from these constant headaches hurt my eyes and make working difficult,
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Asked On : Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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Hi Aimee,
Thanks for asking in Healthcare Magic.

Migraines are better managed when drugs are given at prodromal stage (before the pain intensifies) or by prophylactic (preventive) drugs. Migraine is difficult to treat in its acute (severe) stage. Drugs like Paracetamol if taken when the pain is mild are very effective. But since you are getting it daily, to prevent it you can take drugs like Propranolol or Flunarizine daily. Your treating Dr will know about these drugs.

Headache due to migraine usually subsides in a week. Getting headache daily is unusual. Avoid plantains, chocolate and cakes as they contain tryptophan that produce serotonin, the substance thought to be responsible for migraine headaches.

Throbbing headache can even be due to brain aneurysm, and so to rule out other causes of head ache, you should get MRI and CT scan done as they may help in finding out the cause of your head ache.

I hope this is useful.
Answered: Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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