A severe, recurring, and throbbing headache, usually accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound, is called a migraine. It generally affects only one side of the head. Hormonal changes, stress, depression, anxiety, insufficient sleep, dehydration, and strong smells can trigger a migraine.

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I am pregnant, and I suffer from migraine. Can I take the tablet Naratriptan?

Query: Hi doctor, I am seven weeks pregnant, suffer from migraines, and am taking Naratriptan 2.5 mg. Is it safe to consume it while pregnant?  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. I am sure that taking medicine for migraine will not make it disappear rather will create a dependency on medicines. Whether your migraine started after getting pregnant, or do you have a history of migraine? I wil...  Read Full »

What medication can be taken for my long-term migraine?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 54 years old, and I have had migraines for the last 32 years. They are increasing day by day and always shifting from the right to the left side. I have had an MRI, CT scan, EEG, and echo, and all are normal. I have tried Ciplar, Sibelium, Betacap, and Zoly Plus, etc., for migraine...  Read Full »

Dr. Nene Devavrat Harihar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The chronic migraines respond well to Topiramate 50 mg once a day for seven days and then 50 mg twice a day for a month. See if this works for you. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicines with their consent. There are many ti...  Read Full »

Despite medications, I have severe migraine and numbness on the right side of my face. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I went to an ER doctor last night as I had terrible migraines that were causing numbness to the right side of my face. I am taking Imitrex 100 mg and Hydrocodone pain medication for my neck and back pain, but no relief. Also, the doctor did not do anything. And I am in pain right now. Des...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. I suggest you to try changing your doctor and kindly consult a physician. However, I have a few questions for you, 1. Is the headache associated with nausea and giddiness? 2. Is the stool normal, constipated, or ...  Read Full »

Is iron deficiency the cause of my right arm pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a young adult suffering from migraines on my right side for almost four years. A few weeks back, my right eye started twitching. The doctor said it was dehydration, but after few days I started feeling weird sensations on the right side of my face. It was tingling, burning, or somet...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Mostly the pain is due to anemia only, but sometimes it can also be due to nerves. So in such a case, I would suggest you do an X-ray of the neck. It will help to check if there is any obstruction in the neck region b...  Read Full »

When I wake up, I experience pain in my temples. Could this be sinus infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been struggling with this for almost three years. However, I am encouraged that the vast majority of symptoms are gone. I no longer have pain, pressure, congestion, post nasal drip, and cough. I am still struggling with my sense of smell. However, it has been improving intermitten...  Read Full »

Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Symptoms around the temples are doubtful to be related to the sinuses. Yes, there could be a tension headache or migraine if there has been teeth grinding or bruxism in sleep as it causes some temporary spasm of the temporalis muscle around ...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have a headache following pituitary tumor surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, My son had granules of the pituitary gland, and it was removed through the nose by surgery around a month ago. Now, he is getting an occasional headache when he goes out in the sun and when meals delayed. He has a history of a severe headache, and it has not improved with the drugs of a ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. Although headaches are common after pituitary gland tumor, the presence of on and off headaches after one month of surgery indicates more possibility of continuing migraine rather than surgery. This is evidenced by trigge...  Read Full »

I have a continuous headache from the past two months. Is it Migraine?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old woman. I am getting a headache continuously for the past two months. I went to an eye specialist and changed my spectacles. I took medicines for sinusitis, but the headache did not stop. Kindly advice what to do.  Read Full »

Dr. M. A. Toyeb, Nazma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As I can see, you have already checked for refractive error in your eyes and there is no sinus problem too. It seems that you are suffering from migraine. Associated symptoms of migraine are as follows: 1. The headache increases with a loud noise. 2. An intermittent ...  Read Full »

Why i am hearing some swishing noise in my ear?

Query: Hi doctor, I have this insane swishing noise every time I move my head or eyes. I feel like I am going to pass out. Even opening some doors do it if they create pressure from pulling.  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since the movement worsens the symptoms, it must be an inner ear problem. There could be an additionally middle ear block or eustachian tube block as the pressure change worsens it. However, since you have not mentioned the duration, I am mentioning all possibl...  Read Full »

I have headaches, eye pain and vomiting. Kindly advice.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36 year old female. I have a cluster head ache for the past five years. I feel severe pain behind my eye, which normally ends with vomiting. This happens for three to four days at a stretch. I do not want to undergo any surgery immediately. Hence, kindly advise me medications t...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. First of all, I want to inform you that a cluster headache is a type of a migraine and it needs to be managed like one. The guidelines suggest that if you have two or more days lost in a month due to a headache, t...  Read Full »

Can degenerative disc disease cause daily headaches?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband is a 38-year-old male who smokes and has degenerative disc disease from several car accidents. No real treatment has been given to him aside from chiropractic visits to reveal tension in his lower back. He does have many stresses with work and home life and is seeing a counsel...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakashkumar P Bhatt

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your husband having intermittent headaches which are more looks like migraine then cluster headache from your description. Hence I want to clarify some points. Is that headache is very very severe? Please rate the severity from 0 to 10 where 0 is no headache and 10 i...  Read Full »

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