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Questions tagged [migraine]

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Can lumbar/sacral/thoracic spinal injury cause migraines?

I heard of a case where someone suffered severe migraines after a lumbar puncture. There are two possible explanations. Firstly, the low CSF [cerebrospinal fluid] volume depletes the cushion of ...
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Can a headache be caused solely by a smell?

I've bought some air fresheners a while back, and since then I get migraine attacks more often. I didn't fully realize that it might be the cause for my headaches, until I didn't use it for a week and ...
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Strong headache for few days now [closed]

I am having a strong headache since few days. It is as the following: Headache in the front area of my head and above the eyes; A heat in my eyes; My neck it is like cramped or something; Little pain ...
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Do painkillers cure headaches or just stop us from feeling it?

I'm sorry if this is an obvious question. I frequently have migraine attacks, and have to take some pills to stop the pain. Now my question is, does a pill stop the source of an attack, or does it ...
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Why is there no triptan on the WHO's list of essential medicine?

As a migraine sufferer myself I must admit, the existence of triptanes has made my life much better. If those would not exist, I might risk loosing my job if I have a bad phase of my migraines. So, ...
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Are botox injections approved by the FDA to treat chronic migrraines?

Obviously, botox injections are used to treat wrinkles. I've also heard that it can treat a panoply of other things, including overactive-bladders and migraine prevention! Are botox injections FDA ...
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Why are chocolate and cheeses common triggers for migraines?

Why are chocolate and cheeses such common triggers for migraines? Is it because of the tyramine?
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Why/How does the change in weather trigger arthritic pain and migraines?

There is that old wives' tales: "I can feel it (storm coming) in my bones." But I actually find, at least for me, that this is somewhat accurate. What is it about the change in the weather that causes ...
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Dr. prescribed Ondansetron/Zofran for migraines & says it'll help with weight loss too. How effective is it for either (migraines/weight loss)?

I have suffered from migraines since my childhood, but I never grew out of it. For all my life, I've taken all sorts of blockers, but a new doctor recently suggested that I should take Ondansetron/...
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Suboccipital Muscle Strain Migraine Solutions

I frequently lay on my stomach in bed to watch my TV. Because of this, my head is usually held "backwards". Lately this has been causing pounding, migraine-like tension headaches stemming from serious ...
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Can thinking too hard cause a migraine or a headache?

Can thinking too hard cause a migraine or a headache, and if so, why? For example when you've a math problem and you're concentrating hard on a task to solve it.
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Are there medications that relieve and stop migraines quickly?

From websites such as this from Mayo Clinic, powerful migraine medications mostly appear to prevent migraines, and NOT to stop an acute episode? However, if a migraine sufferer wants to minimize the ...
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Are OTC pain medications safer than prescriptions?

Are pain medications that I can buy Over the Counter (OTC) any safer than prescriptions I receive from a doctor to manage pain? For example, I have migraines. There are several OTC medications ...
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Is mint oil an effective remedy for headaches?

Mint oil is often refered to as a remedy for headaches, especially for migraine. For example these articles from health magazines (Article 1, 2, 3), claim that you can reduce headache pains by: ...
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What are the general causes of migraine and how can it be treated

what are the general causes of migraine and What is the best way to identify the root cause of migraine? There seem to be a significant percentage of population suffering from migraine but still I ...
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What are the symptoms of Migraine and how to categorise into severe or mild etc

How to identify if someone suffers from migraine? and how is the migraine categorised ie whether it is severe, mild etc?