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Migraine Headaches

Migraine is a recurring one-sided headache. Some people experience an aura before a migraine. The headache may be associated with nausea, vomiting, and nose block. Irritability due to migraines can last for up to two days. During migraines, people become sensitive to light and sound. Sometimes these can also be a trigger. Other triggers include caffeine, menstrual period, birth control pills, alcohol, chocolate, stress, etc. Triptans, antiemetics, and pain relievers are implicated in its treatment.

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I was diagnosed with tension headaches. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, Last week, I went to a hospital to find out the cause. Before going to the hospital, I had some symptoms for three days. I searched online about the symptoms and I got a diagnosis of migraine online. But my doctor checked me and told me that I have a tension headache. He gave me two medi...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are some differences present between migraine and tension-type headaches. Migraine pain occurs as a throbbing one and many people having slight exertion like walking up a flight of stairs can worsen the pain. In contrast, the pain associated with tension-type ...  Read Full »

I experience severe migraines in winter. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been experiencing migraines that turn out intense during the winter. Can you provide personalized insights into managing migraine pain specifically in the winter, considering any weather-related triggers and potential lifestyle adjustments or treatments based on my individual hea...  Read Full »

Dr. Vedprakash Verma

Answer: Hello,Welcome to can understand your concern.Migraines: Simple steps to head off the pain Medicine is a proven way to both treat and prevent migraines. But medicine is only part of the story. It is also important to take good care of yourself and understand how to cope with migraine p...  Read Full »

I am suffering from a one-sided headache. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old female. Nowadays, I often get one-sided headache after working in front of the computer. I think I am suffering from a migraine headache. How can I identify the other potential triggers for my migraine? Along with medication, are there lifestyle modifications that ...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I appreciate the confidence that you place in me for your healthcare consultation. Actually, I believe that you have acute migraine. Other potential causes of migraine include stress, chronic coffee intake, lack of sleep, noise pollution, illicit drug usage, an...  Read Full »

My sister has had recurrent migraine attacks. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am concerned about my sister, who has been having migraine attacks for the past seven months and has been taking several painkillers for it. The migraine headache keeps recurring, and she is not able to overcome it. She is now 31 years old, and due to this issue, she is not able to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Actually, this is a new drug for acute migraine cases, and it is on trial. So, I would suggest you avoid it for a while until full data is available. Due to a lack of data, we cannot say that it will be very effective or less effective, but a...  Read Full »

I am experiencing frequent headaches. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have got a headache two to three times also during the night once or twice. The pain is severe and only in my right temple. The pain lasts for 15 to 40 or so minutes. Pain pills do not work at all. It is not a throbbing pain.  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The kind of headache you have could be either a cluster headache or a migraine from the description you provided. However, if it is accompanied by other symptoms, like vomiting or neck stiffness or feeling dizzy or visual disturbances then it needs to be further assessed ...  Read Full »

I have been having migraine for the past five years. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been dealing with migraines for the past five years, and my neurologist prescribed Ubrelvy. I am quite worried about my condition and would like more information. Can you please explain more about this medicine? What are the potential side effects of the medicine? Is there any trig...  Read Full »

Dr. Sukhdev Garg

Answer: Hi, Thank you for stopping by! I am here to provide expert opinion on your medical issues. Ubrogepants acutely treat migraines by blocking the activity of a key transmitter involved in migraine pathogenesis. It causes deactivation of the trigeminal ganglion, which provides pathways for migraine. ...  Read Full »

What to do for an awful headache for last six days?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had an awful headache for six days making me very agitated. Pain is going into an eye and the side of my head feels slightly spongy. I have not banged head at all. Usual painkillers are not working for long. It is driving me insane.  Read Full »

Dr. Prakashkumar P Bhatt

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am giving you my opinion as follows. If your pain is throbbing in nature with nausea or intolerance to loud sound then a migraine should be ruled out. Check your blood pressure as high bp can lead to a headache. Provide a history of an ear infection if present for giv...  Read Full »

What can be the cause of my excruciating headache?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having headaches for the last two weeks. It does not feel like a migraine. The ache starts at the back of my head when I move or bow forward and is excruciating. When I try to open my jaw it gives me a very strong pain at the back of my head. I have had no history of headac...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern, As you have described, such type of a headache can be associated with severe deficiencies of vitamin B12, iron, or low haemoglobin. It indicates weakness. First of all, I suggest you get a blood CBC (complete blood count) test. We can manag...  Read Full »

Can constipation and indigestion cause headache?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a migraine type headache on the left side of my head and it also stiffens my left neck muscles. I have this headache recurring many times a day. I also have problems with digestion and nausea. I am unable to sleep well at the night time. When I sleep in the morning, I still have a ...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Indigestion and constipation can also be related to a headache. So treat your indigestion problem with Rabeprazole tablet for five days. Simethicone tablet can be used for the gas problem. Tablet or sachet is available, and it can be taken after dissolving in water. Dri...  Read Full »

I have pain in the left side of my brain, and I cannot sleep properly. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain in the left side of my brain. I could not sleep properly. The middle part is very sensitive when I touch it to relieve pain. Please help me to know my condition and what I could do immediately to avoid further pain and prevention before I reach the doctor.  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. I would like to know further details about your problem: Since when did you start to have headaches? In which areas of your head do you feel that headache, and from where did it start? What kind of headache ...  Read Full »

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