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 have recently been diagnosed with Chiari malformation. Please suggest opinion.

Query: Hello doctor, I want your opinion about my Chiari malformation shown and described below. I am a 55-year-old female with a history of single major depressive disorder. I had COVID almost severn months back. I have had headaches, brain fog, memory loss, falling, neck and ear pain, tinnitus, migraine,...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Pramod Patil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I feel sorry for your frequent headache issue, but the good thing is that we have a diagnosis, which is Arnold-Chirari type 1. You need to do a screening magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the spine to look for associated findings like syrinx within the cord. Surgery i...  Read Full »

After my blood pressure medicines were changed from Atenolol to Valsartan, my pulsate went up, and I had an incident of migraine. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, My blood pressure medicine was changed from Atenolol to Valsartan. I have the following questions; please advise. 1) My pulsate went up. Will that get normal in due time? 2) As I know that Atenolol prevents migraine. However, since the change to Valsartan, I have had migraine again, on...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Both medicines are used to control blood pressure depending upon the medical condition of the patient. Atenolol is a beta-blocker, and Valsartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker. Ultimately both reduce blood pressure through a different mechanism. But I would prefer...  Read Full »

I have an asthmatic problem. Do my feet become cold due to asthma?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an asthmatic problem. I have headaches, nausea, and vomiting. In cold weather, my feet become too cold. Currently, I am taking the medication Foracort 200 mg.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from asthma, headache, and cold. During the winter season, your feet become colder, and you usually suffer from headaches and nausea. If any person suffers from a...  Read Full »

Why do I have a headache after tapping my head against the wall?

Query: Hello,I recently tapped my head lightly against a wall. Since then, I have been having some cluster headaches, but I also have had these before. I am also studying for exams on the computer all day and recently overcame the flu. I also have hypothyroidism, and for that, I take Synthroid medicine. So...  Read Full »

Dr. Florilyn Joyce Chulsi Bentrez

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Please answer a few questions- 1. Is the headache throbbing or pulsating? 2. Is it one-sided or affects both sides? 3. Is it moderate or severe? 4. Is it relieved by sleeping? 5. Is it triggered by a loud sound or ...  Read Full »

How can I prevent migraine headache?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from migraine from my school time. Just before 2 years a neurologist suggested me Naproxen 500, which I am taking when I am getting an attack. But in the summer I am getting the attack twice a day and this is only the cure. But the headache is killing me. Please someone...  Read Full »

Dr. Lohit Chauhan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. While for acute attacks Naproxen + Domperidone is fine, but to prevent the attacks from happening you should take migraine prophylaxis. You could try a beta-blocker (Metoprolol, Propranolol) extended-release tablets or use SSRI's (Amitryptiline, etc.). Also, Triptans...  Read Full »

My 10-year-old son has had headaches for last three years. Is it something serious?

Query: Hello, My son has had headaches since he was 7. Now he is 10 years old. Initially it happened every day for three to four months, and then it changed to two to six times a month. It is in the frontal area. His MRI reports, oculist tests, EEG, and neurological tests are normal. However, he keeps comp...  Read Full »

Dr. Florilyn Joyce Chulsi Bentrez

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Please answer my few questions- 1. Does your son have a progressive headache? 2. Is the headache throbbing or pulsating? 3. Does he feel it more often in the afternoon? 4. Did he have his eyes checked? 5. Did the MRI (m...  Read Full »

What does it mean to get headaches following blurred vision?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing blurry vision. I have been examined by an eye specialist many times, and there is nothing wrong with my eyes. The blurring occurs in one eye for 15 to 20 minutes only, but I can still see things with blurring. After the blurring, I always get a headache. I had...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern, and I would explain that your symptoms could suggest migraines with an ocular aura. Sometimes aura may not be associated with headaches, and sometimes migraine headaches are not typical.Your blood test reports indicate low zinc, magnesium, and ...  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 heada...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

I have headache, temperature fluctuations and pain in the knee. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37-year-old female. I have had headache from last two years. It keeps fluctuating between minor to severe. I have hypothyroidism, I am on tablet Thyroxine 125 mg for two days and tablet Thyroxine 100 mg for five days. My body temperature keeps fluctuating at an interval of ten ...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern, I am very sorry about your health condition. You may be suffering from chronic headaches probably tension or migranes, with hypothyroidism and osteoarthritis of knee. First of all, you will have to take a rest for a few days from work. I a...  Read Full »

Can you suggest some solutions for migraine pain along with shoulder pain and eye burning sensation?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife has migraine pain. Generally, it comes monthly once or twice. But suddenly she had back head pain, earlier she had pain in mid of the head. Also between the left neck and left shoulder, there was some small swelling, she is also having shoulder pain and burning eye feelings. I ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The various pains she is experiencing are due to migraine. I suggest you start her on stronger medications for the same. I would like to know the current treatment she is on. However, I suggest you start the following medications and your wi...  Read Full »

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