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how can I get rid of a bad migraine ?
amc0628 posted:
I have now had a migraine headache for almost 16 days. I have gone to urgent care and they gave me a pain shot that helped for 18 hrs and then came back. I ordered a vitamin called fever few that someone suggested I take it has helped a little bit but as soon as it wears off the headache comes back worse then it was. I have had MRI's done and they came back clear. Does anyone have any suggestions how to get rid of the headache or what I can do?
55lvt responded:
I would contact a neurologist and they can prescribe migraine medication like Maxalt (works for me). Could you possibly have TMJ-teeth grinding? Are you under unusual stress? Stress is very powerful and I have seen first hand what it can do. You might also be having sinus pain from all of the extremely high pollen that is in the air right now. It can mimmick a migraine. I will be praying for you!!
carpetcrawler5 responded:
Feverfew is a preventative herb that can take a couple of months to work. Personally it never helped me. I would go with the suggestion about seeing a nuerologist. Actually first see your regular dr and get a referal to see the neuro, although in some cases regular drs can help. There are many preventative meds that can help you. Your migs persist because the first one causes inflammation and nerve irritation and that makes it easy to get another one.. Hope this helps.
kkbuzz responded:
I had headaches a few times a week along with a few other problems. I started taking calcium/magnesium supplement and have not had but maybe 2-4 headaches in the last 6 mo. I was told my the health food store that they have several people who take magnesium for migraines and it works well. I was taking 500mg of calcium and 250mg of magnesium but had to increase my magnesium to the same as the calcium. I have noticed if I don't take it a few days I get a headache. I hope this helps and I hope you feel better.
jenlewi responded:
You need to see a neurologist to get something that will work for your migraine without giving you a rebound headache. Have you done a headache diary yet? If not, start immediately. Track everything you eat or drink, along with your sleep patterns, and make a note of the times the headache is worse or better and what helps/hurts. Your doctor can use that to help you identify your triggers as well as finding the correct med for you without so much trial and error. Artificial sweeteners and some food colors are major triggers, so keep track of those especially, or eliminate them altogether.
itmatsb responded:
It's true that if you take any pain reliever, even over the counter ones, for 3 times a week or more it will cause rebound headaches that last indefinately. Instead you should be taking a daily preventative one. It will be cheaper for you to take it by prescription if your insurance pays for it. If not, I take an herbal Petadolex which is butterburr which must be taken every day and starts to work within 6 to 8 wks. It has been tested by the German govt. to assure that there are no toxins in it, which is very common in our untested herbals in the U.S. Plus the studies showed 62% fewer headaches with it. I went to this herbal one, which you can find on-line because none of the prescription meds helped me at all.

There are other treatments as well which a neurologist could give to you.

BTW, if your headaches are severe, they are not being caused by any sinus infection. I was diagnosed with a sinus infection at the time which an ENT, pulmonologist and 2 neurologists said that my sinuses could not possibly be causing my migraines.

Good luck.

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