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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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    Suggest treatment for migraine headaches

my son called me. he is a 31 yo male with history of migraine headaches. today he says he has never had one like this - jolting pain every minute that is painful. should we be worried or is this a type of "ice pick" migraines? (if there is such a thing) Thanks,

Fri, 29 May 2015
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Hello thanks for asking from HCM for your health related queries

I can understand your concern. If the migraine is persisting even with icepacks then in my opinion he should visit a psychiatrist. In migraine medicines like Amitryptiline, Nortryptiline, Sodium Valproate etc are used commonly. For prophylaxis medicines like Propranolol, Atenolol etc are used commonly. Ask him to avoid tea, coffee and carbonated drinks for sometime. Light exercise along with breathing exercises are also useful in migraine. For severe intractable pain medicines like Naproxon can prove useful. Take him to a doctor and get prescription of these drugs.

Thanks, I hope this helps you. Take care

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi, MD
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