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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Will Oxcarbazepine for trigeminal neuralgia mess up with the effect of Lamictal?
Query: Hello doctor, I have complicated migraines, simple partial seizures and are controlled by Lamictal. I have a long time pain from sound intake and it has worsened into my face. Other sensory triggers the pain. It has become just way too much to handle. I sought advice from friends and groups and nurs... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, we need to be sure if your pain is really Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) as there can be other causes of facial pain like idiopathic facial pain, Post-herpetic neuralgia. Sometimes dental causes of facial pain can mimic TN. Trigeminal neuralgia has sharp, shooti... Read Full »
Why am I having pressure in head with pain, dizziness and weakness in legs?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 51-year-old female. My symptoms are triggered by any physical exertion even just walking to the bathroom. I have pain and pressure in the head, weakness in the legs, dizziness, and pain in the center of the chest. It lasts for thirty minutes to three hours. I have done an MRI of th... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some further details about your symptoms. Please mention about the duration of headache, kind of headache whether it is heavy or stretching or squeezing or throbbing, part of the head where you feel headache, do you have nausea or vomiting during he... 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 »
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 »
What is the dosage of Naxdom 500 for a pregnant woman?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 32 years old. I have been suffering from a migraine for over five to six years or more. I have been sensitive to light since childhood. I used to take Migranil initially. Around two years ago, I met a neurologist and he advised me Amitone at night and Naxdom 500 in case of emerge... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms are classically suggestive of a migraine only. Now, migraine can be well controlled with medicines and lifestyle changes. My choice in pills for migraine prescription remains Amitone (Amitryptiline) along with Flunarizine. Side effect profile of Amitone co... Read Full »
I am a 32-year-old female suffering from migraine and one-sided headache for a week. How can I manage it?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old-female suffering from migraine for a week. Although there was slight relief after taking painkillers, I am unable to get rid of the migraine pain. I often suffer from one-sided headaches after working on the computer for ten hours and it repeats two or three times a ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to iclinq.com, I understand your concern. Mostly there are no major underlying health issues that can cause the migrane headache. One-sided recurrent migrane can usually occur due to the following reasons: Wrong sitting posture. Disturbed sleep posture. Lack of exercise. Lack... Read Full »
Why do certain food items trigger acid reflux and headaches?
Query: Hi doctor, I am unable to eat chocolate, tea, coffee, sour items, citrus fruits, and sweet items. I get a migraine on the top of the head. I have pain in my head immediately after taking these food items. Can I have acid reflux on my head? Generally, acid reflux occurs in the stomach but I am getti... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The foods that trigger your headache cause migraine in you and they should not be taken. Migraine is a type of headache. Sometimes, patients have vomiting due to it. You should take medicines to get relief. Try to take them for a little longer time and do not stop it un... Read Full »
I have been stressed since four weeks. Could you take a look at my CT scan reports?
Query: Hi doctor, I traveled to a different country four weeks ago and was stressed. So the doctor told me my migraine headache was due to stress and advised a CT scan of my head. I have attached the result (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). I have high blood pressure but have been on ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You had a headache after a lot of stress, probably aggravation of old migraine. CT (computed tomography) brain showed cerebral atrophy, commonly seen in the elderly. But it can be seen at a younger age with excessive alcoholism or smoking; if... Read Full »
My friend has been suffering from severe headaches for the past few years, which make her lose her senses. Why so?
Query: Hello doctor, My friend is having severe headaches for the past few years. The doctor advised certain medicines but still, there was no relief. Once the headache starts, the intensity increases after some time and she is unable to breathe properly. She loses her senses for a short duration of time. ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. She might suffer from a migraine as per your above details and medication history. There is no cure for it. Only medications will help her to prevent migraine attacks. She has to continue the medications prescribed... Read Full »
I am a 19-year-old female and on medications for insomnia, experiencing severe headaches at the back of my head and an increased heart rate. Please help me.
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old female, with a weight of 130 pounds and a height of 5.6' feet. I am on the sleep medication Trazodone to help with my insomnia. I have been experiencing headaches on the right side at the back of my head for a while now. Lately, I am having pain in both of my ears, t... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understand your concern. It is important to evaluate the reason for your headache. Also, your heart rate has increased, which is a cause for concern. Kindly provide me the details of the medications you were on, and which medication did yo... Read Full »
I am having bilateral temporal and frontal pain after using a Q-tip to remove dirt from nose. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 71 years old male, 6 foot 1 inch tall, and 140 pounds by weight. I currently take tablet Metformin and Pepcid (Famotidine). Seven days ago, I was preparing to water hanging basket, and some dried mud fell into my nose. I attempted to remove it with a Q tip but could not get it all o... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Considering the circumstances and given your age, Naegleria fowleri may cause something similar to what you are experiencing now. You will need to get a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test for diagnosis. If an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) brain, if it shows men... Read Full »