Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

142 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

What is the treatment for migraines?

what is wrong with me hi my name is chris poe im 16 and i have mirgraines i have been going to the doctor about my mirgraines and tnay have run test atfer test thay did ekgs chest xrays ct scan of my brain and skull full urine analices clinentcal blood test mirs of my head and neck mras of my head and neck and thay have found nothen and the symthomes are strange i have tingling in my left arm and hands and my hand from my wrist down turns purple i can walk and i have blurred vision and incoherant speech phobia of light and sounds naushia high blood pressure and high heart rate when i have mirgraines i dont no if the high blood pressure and heart rate has to do with it because i take alot of medicine i take lexapro focalin focalin xr tenex statera cypoheptdenine so i dont no whats going on can someone help me is it a mirgraine or something else what could it be
Tue, 21 May 2019
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Drug/Medication ,   ,   ,   ,  
Lab Tests
General Surgeon 's  Response
Hi,

There are different medications that can be used for the treatment of migraines.

Migraine treatment can be divided into:

(1) abortive (this is a medication used to treat the headaches when they happen ) OR
(2) preventive (this is used to stop the headaches from occurring at all- it is used when persons have very frequent or severe headaches)

Ireven 75 is an antidepressant and though it can be used for some types of pain, it may not be helpful for migraines.

Abortive treatment- depends on how bad the migraine may be If moderate migraine then you can try:

(1) Aspirin
(2) Ibuprofen at 400mg to 800mg every 6 to 8 hours
(3) Naproxen- initial 500mg then 250mg every 6 hours
(4) Ketoprofen- 25 to 50 mg every 6 to 8 hours

One of these can be tried, should be available over the counter. If one of these is not effective then you may need one of the medications mentioned below.

There is also medication specific for migraines eg sumatriptan, zolmitriptan, eletriptan, naratriptan. These would require a prescription from your doctor.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Ivan R. Rommstein, General Surgeon
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

Migraine is a neurological disorder, which is mostly confused with headache by people who don’t have correct knowledge about it. Headache can be cured very easily by some mild dose of drug but migraine patients need special care and treatment. When a person is suffering from migraine, he is in such a condition where he can not performMigraine regular activities for a certain period. They become very much sensitive to light, sound and smell stimuli. Other common symptoms seen are nausea, vomiting and blurred vision. Migraine can last from a few hours to a week time. All the manifestations that can be observed in migraine patients are - * Sensitivity to sound, light and smell * Blurred vision * Severe headache * Diarrhea * Pain in the neck region * Abdominal pain * High temperature * Weakness of the body * Dizziness * Vomiting There are 4 phases in Migraine, generally for any kind of diseases - 1. Prodrome - Early symptom, where development of the condition is prominent. Symptoms such as headache, fever etc. are seen during this phase. 2. Aura - A kind of disturbance seen in migraine sufferers before the migraine headache. Main symptoms are seen here. 3. Pain - Headache phase where the actual migraine headache is seen. High levels of headache is prominent here. 4. Postdrome phase - The final phase of migraine headache. Migraine pain Migraine is caused by many reasons, mainly - Exposure to smoke: Smoking or exposure to cigarette smoke is one of the major causes. According to a research, more than 50% of people who gave up smoking became migraine-free. High stress: High stress periods, and then sudden rest can cause disturbances in the Central nervous system and can cause attacks of headache when resting. Too much sleep after high stress should be avoided to avoid these attacks. Hormonal fluctuations: This can also be regarded as stress, which is caused by over excitement. During excitement, high levels of adrenaline is secreted and due to t

doctor1 MD

Daughter in law having bad migraines since September. She has been to MNHI Headache Clinic in MI and came home with numerous medications which are NOT working....family is getting concerned beyond degree. She saw a Physical Therapist today who looked at her MRI of the spine which was recently done. When asked what level pain she was in at the moment, she told him 4.5 (5 being almost unbearable). He told her he thought he could bring that done to level 2 during the session.....but not so! She left his office approx. 1:15 today and of now (7:50), she is crying in pain. HELP! Thanks

doctor1 MD

i take amitriptyline & Depakote to keek migraines away.Amitripyline is givng me problems with toooth decay.My dr s though is to give me more of the antiseizure drugs often used propylactically but I had a bad experience this weekd When I increased the depakote, I was constantly hungry and wanted to eat everything so I began putting on weight.So the next strategy wwas to take zonzamide which does not stimulate hunger; food acti\ually tastes bland, no appetite but when I increased to 2 pills of zonisamade at first my appetite disappeared andmy mouth began getting blisters - painful in the mouth so I stopped. Blisteres very painful.I need prophylaxix meds for migraine (I take depakote 500 er and amitriptyline150 but the amitripytilin is giving me dental problems. How can I get off amitriptline .Increasing my depakote makes me put on a lot of weight

Recent questions on  Piperidines

doctor1 MD

I'm 28 year old and suffering from male baldness pattern. I started using RICHFEEL tricology centre's saw palmetto treatment but it didn't help, then I tried Minoxidil 5% but discontinued it after 12 days after having some side effects (some tiny boils on my forehead). Kindly suggest me which medicine i should take.

doctor1 MD

Hi I am 35 years women I was taking pizotifen 0.5 for one year it works very well for my bad migraine with aura but the doctor ask me to stop it because weight gain he gave me naproxen ,I am scared to stop pizotifen I don t want to lose lot of weight if I stop pizotifen I am 70 kg I use to be 50 kg ,if I keep taking this medicine is it harmful for my health in the future ? Thanks for help

doctor1 MD

My 17 1/2 year old son was placed on Invega. For awhile he did well; then he missed a few doses. When we resumed his proper dosing, he has started with severe side effects (I think of this drug) like restlessness, hallucinations, fantasies, cannot sleep, headache...very very severe. He calls his mother Mrs. Leno and his father Jay Leno...the doctor just says keep trying ...we re scared and frustrated. Please advise

doctor1 MD

what is wrong with me hi my name is chris poe im 16 and i have mirgraines i have been going to the doctor about my mirgraines and tnay have run test atfer test thay did ekgs chest xrays ct scan of my brain and skull full urine analices clinentcal blood test mirs of my head and neck mras of my head and neck and thay have found nothen and the symthomes are strange i have tingling in my left arm and hands and my hand from my wrist down turns purple i can walk and i have blurred vision and incoherant speech phobia of light and sounds naushia high blood pressure and high heart rate when i have mirgraines i dont no if the high blood pressure and heart rate has to do with it because i take alot of medicine i take lexapro focalin focalin xr tenex statera cypoheptdenine so i dont no whats going on can someone help me is it a mirgraine or something else what could it be

doctor1 MD

I am having a lot of hair fall , please suggest ways to stop my hair fall.

doctor1 MD

Have been on Paxil for 2 months with no side effects until 2 weeks ago when I awakened unable to focus with both eyes and had headache as well as what felt like pain in the back of my eyeballs Headaches and eye pain lasted a few days but still...

doctor1 MD

Dear Doctor, I am 28 years old male and not yet married. To stop the male pattern baldness and for hair regrowth I started using Minoxidil 5% after consulting a dermatologist from last 3 days.But now I m worried about the side effects which I m...