Triptans for Migraine by Hans-Christoph Diener download in ePub, pdf, iPad
Cognitive behavioral therapy may benefit some people with migraines. Along with the pain, triptans can also relieve other migraine symptoms like nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and noise.
Nasal sumatriptan, oral rizatriptan, nasal zolmitriptan, and oral almotriptan are the most effective meds for stopping a pediatric migraine. Frequently prescribed medications are chlorpromazine, metoclopramide Reglan or prochlorperazine Compro. Here's some information to help you get ready, and what to expect from your doctor. They include a wide range of recurring symptoms that can be debilitating. Relaxation techniques may include progressive muscle relaxation, meditation or yoga.
Medication for nausea is usually combined with other medications. Opioid medications containing narcotics, particularly codeine, are sometimes used to treat migraine pain for people who can't take triptans or ergots. Continue recording in your headache diary even after you see your doctor.
Try to rest in a dark, quiet room when you feel a headache coming on. It is a good option for those looking for fast pain relief, such as those who wake up with morning migraines. Tricyclic antidepressants may be effective in preventing migraines, even in people without depression.
If taken too often or for long periods of time, these medications can lead to ulcers, gastrointestinal bleeding and medication-overuse headaches. Valproate may cause nausea, tremor, weight gain, hair loss and dizziness. Ergots are most effective when taken soon after migraine symptoms start.
Some drugs often used to treat other conditions also may help relieve or prevent migraines. Your doctor may order these to test for blood vessel problems, infections in your spinal cord or brain, and toxins in your system. Hemiplegic migraines bring symptoms of numbness on one side of the body before a migraine attack.
The unpredictability of migraine attacks gives migraines a kind of terrible power over lives. Your doctor may also recommend more tests to rule out other possible causes for your pain if your condition is unusual, complex or suddenly becomes severe.
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