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Suffering from severe headaches. On contraceptive pills, acne pills, blurred vision, tiredness. Suggestions?

Hi, I have been suffering from headaches severely for several hours on end. Now I am having awful migraines with aura before. I am on the contraceptive pill and a pill for my acne . Paracetamol docent help the headaches anymore, andnowmy eye sight is blurred and often I feel I may faint. I am really tired, fed up and have lost my appetite. Would really appreciate some advice :)
Asked On : Sun, 17 Mar 2013
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Thanks for the query,

Please note that there are so may causes of headache and the diagnosis of migraine can be establishes after excluding common other secondary causes. Based upon the data that you have posted, I think that you should be evaluated by a neurologist and a remote second possibility of cerebral vein thrombosis need exclusion by MRI test. If this is normal, You will improve with medications.
For acute attack of migraine, the medications that are helpful are 1. Ibuprofen, paracetamol, sumatriptan (tab and nasal spray as well as injections)
2. For chronic use, you need to be on a medication for about 6 months. The are valproate, topiramate, propranolol, amitriptiline etc

Also, you should have a regular food and sleep habit along with avoidance of precipitating factor

Hope this helps
Best wishes

Answered: Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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