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Suffering from chronic migraines. Cure for pain?

i get alot of migraines what the best cure for pain
Asked On : Thu, 13 Sep 2012
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Migraines can be caused or worsened by stress, insufficient sleep, smoking , some medications like oral contraceptives,exposure to bright light,strong odors,head trauma,weather changes,physical exertion or fatigue,motion sickness,aged cheese,yogurt,sour cream, sausages,bananas,avocados,raisons,peanuts,soy sauce ,pork,vinegar ,beans.

Migraine medications are divided into those that stop the symptoms of the present headache and those that prevent headaches from occuring.
First you should try to avoid anything that may trigger a headache.
If you develop a headache then pain medication can be used, they are divided into those for moderate,severe and extremely severe pain.Some of those for moderate and severe pain are the NSAIDS (cataflam,ibuprofen,celebrex), sumatriptan,zolmitriptan,ergotamine,eletriptan,rizatriptan

Preventive therapy is considered if the headaches occur more than twice a month, duration of each attack is more than 24 hours,headaches cause major disruption in your lifestyle with disability for 3 days or more,medication for the pain fails or is overused, having to use pain medication more than twice a week.

If any of the above appy to you , you should consider speaking to your doctor about using preventative medication

I hope this helps
Answered: Thu, 13 Sep 2012
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Emergency Medicine Specialist Dr. R.A. Singh's  Response
Dear Brendancass06, hello
Migraine attacks are usually due to some trigger factors. These factors may vary from one person to other. Common triggers are:-
1. Lack of sleep
2. Missed meal
3. Stress
4. Smoking
5. Exercise leading to physical stress.
6. Chocolates
7.Dairy products
8. Alcohol
and many other food products.
You can see which factor triggers your attack. Avoidance of them will help you.
You should start medicines for migraine only after consulting your doctor.
Answered: Thu, 13 Sep 2012
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