Flunarizine is a drug that belongs to the class of medicines called calcium antagonists. This drug is used in the prophylaxis of migraine, vertigo, and occlusive peripheral vascular disease. It is also used in combination with other drugs for epilepsy.
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I am taking Sibelium 10 mg for my migraine. Will it delay my periods?
Query: Hello doctor, I am taking Sibelium 10 mg from last some weeks for my migraine and last month I missed my periods. Kindly clarify the reson. Is it delaying due to this medicine? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. On the aspect of missing your period can be Sibelium (Flunarizine) because it has some effect of blocking the dopamine receptor in the brain. Besides, it is a calcium channel blocking effect. So the possibility is that by blocking the dopamine receptor that will cause ... Read Full »
I am suffering from one side headache. How do i find headache specialist?
Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from one side headache since last 10 years. I was diagnosed with paranasal sinuses. I am taking medicines for sinus problem and a few periods for migraine. But no results found. Please guide me. Which department should I consult and get treated? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your description fits into migraine headache. Migraine headaches occur usually on one side of head and have severe throbbing sensation associated. They can be accompanied with vomiting, photophobia (severe sensitivity to light) and phonophobia (fear of noise). You can ... Read Full »
Can I take Ibuprofen when already on Flunarizine drug for my migraines?
Query: Hello doctor,I have currently been prescribed to take tablet Flunarizine 5 mg. I just started taking this medicine three weeks ago (after two years of not taking it, I do not have headache problems), so the full effects may not be fully here yet. The doctor suggested taking it for five days then two... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It is too early for tablet Flunarizine to completely prevent headaches, so it is pretty common to have headaches at a lower frequency and intensity. I would suggest that it is fine to take tablet Acetaminophen or tablet Ibuprofen during heada... Read Full »
I started having occasional pain in the back of my head. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, Occasionally, I have started to have pain in the back of my head (right side). What could be the possible reasons? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A headache is a common phenomenon that could be due to a tension-type headache or a migraine. The second possibility is a pain in the head because of trauma if there is any history. If the pain is severe and new onset, an NCCT (non-contrast computed tomography) brain i... Read Full »
How to treat chronic headaches and panic attacks after stopping smoking?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from headaches for the past 80 days. I smoked four cigarettes every night and two every day early in the morning for 30 days, and then I stopped it with nicotine gum. For the past 160 days, I have been suffering from insomnia. Five days after I quit smoking, I sta... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and understand your concern. Bupropion can worsen the headache. As of now, you can increase the dose of Amitriptyline, Propranolol, and Flunarizine after consulting your treating doctor. Meanwhile, you can use Naproxen or Sumatriptan ... Read Full »
What could cause severe headache and eye pain?
Query: Hello, When I see any object, I feel like I can see only half of it and after that I experience pain in the eyes. I also have severe headache soon after that. What could it be? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. These symptoms indicate migraine headache. These vision related symptoms are present in aura (temporary visual disturbances that precede the migraine headache). The treatment of migraine headache is by use of analgesic drugs in acute episodes and by use of prophyl... Read Full »
I took Sibelium for migraine but gained weight instead. What do I do?
Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering from a migraine for the past five years. I took Sibelium for four years, but it caused me to put on so much weight. So, I stopped taking it. Now, I have a migraine again. What should I do? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and understand your concerns. A chronic migraine needs prophylactic treatment for decreasing the frequency of the migraine attacks and remission. For management of a migraine, I suggest the following: Avoid fasting, skipping or delaying ... Read Full »
How to cure my sister's headache that does not subside with pain medication?
Query: Hello, My sister has headaches from the last six months. Earlier, it was random, but from the last two months, it is continuous. The MRI is normal and no medicines are working. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be a migraine or tension type headache. Please revert with the following details: Are the headaches one-sided or on both sides? Are the headaches pulsating in nature? Is the frequency daily or intermittent? Is it associated with nausea or vomiting? Reve... Read Full »
What is the reason for throbbing pain in the forehead, eyes, and ears for the past two months?
Query: Hi doctor, I have suffered from sinus congestion in the past, but this time my headaches are different and the time is much longer. Normally, I get pain in my forehead and eyes. This time the pain is in my forehead, eyes, ears, and it feels like my neck is throbbing. It is like I am being held upsi... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The description of your headache fits into migraine-type headaches. I need following details further to help you better: How many days in a week do you get these headaches? Do you have any vomitings or sensations associated? How is your sleep? Any visual issues? Any wei... Read Full »
Is it normal to get an episode of vertigo when the cholesterol and blood pressure levels are high?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male, and I work as an engineer for a consultancy firm. A few weeks back, I noticed that my blood pressure is slightly on the higher side. I checked my BP every day at night for about 2 to 3 weeks and found that 90 % of the time, it is in the range of 135 to 150/80 t... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You BP (blood pressure) is on the higher side as per current international guideline. It may be due to persistent anxiety. Cardiac pain is mostly seen as central chest pain and increases on exer... Read Full »