Migraine Prophylaxis

Throbbing or pulsating pain, usually on one side of the head, is called a migraine. If you get frequent, severe, and long-lasting migraines, your doctor might prescribe some preventive medications. Some of the medicines used are anti-hypertensive drugs, antidepressants, Botox injections, and anti-seizure drugs.

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How to handle severe headache presenting for 35 minutes everyday?

Query: Hi,I started to have episodes of severe headache before few days. I have it for about thirty-five minutes at maximum. I am fine for a minute and the next minute, something breaks the front of the head. I feel very dizzy and my sight disappears slightly like everything goes black. I am unable to talk...  Read Full »


Dr. Nasir

Pain Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A migraine headache can be very severe and it interferes with day-to-day life causing lots of pain. Since you are going through this problem at a high frequency, I would suggest you start a prophylactic medication for the headache. This medication will help to reduce th...  Read Full »

What should I do control my migraine headaches?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old male. I am having a migraine and this happened after online class for night job on bpo center. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. You need to take migraine preventive therapy. I can guide you better about medicines. I want to know a few more things first. Do you have a stressful life? Any migraine aura felt? Have you ever consulted any doctor for this? Please rep...  Read Full »

What can be done for chronic migraine?

Query: Hello doctor, My age is 30 and unmarried. I suffer from a migraine for the past 16 years. At least one time per week, duration of more than 10 hours.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Noted you are having migraine problem many times. So, if you are having repeated migraine headache problem then prophylactic treatment for a migraine can be started. For prophylaxis Amitryptiline, Beta blocker, Topiramate, etc., drugs are available and one of them ca...  Read Full »

Do my symptoms seem like migraine or something worse?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31 year old female, who never really suffered from headaches before this year. I did have occasional (what I called) tension headaches, mild pains behind one eye that would last a few hours, and that is about it. Last year, I gave birth to my first child, by C-section. 2 to 3 d...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I read your query and understand your concerns.From the available description, there is ample evidence to suggest this is a migraine. I understand it is always left side in your case, but it does not mean that migraines do not have an exclusive one-sided presentation.We ...  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

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

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, the prop...  Read Full »

I take Sibelium for my headaches, but it is not very effective. Please suggest a cure.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been suffering from headaches frequently. They usually last for two to three days. I am taking Sibelium 10 mg tablets since a long time. I also observe a swelling on my face and stiffness and heaviness around my eyes during the event of a headache. I am unable to lead a normal...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. You are suffering from a migraine and your symptoms are caused by it.  If you have a family history of the same illness, then Sibelium (Flunarizine) alone will not control the attacks and you will need another prophylactic drug. I would sugg...  Read Full »

What type of medicines can cure tension-like headaches?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old female in good health. I used to get frequent tension-like headaches and migraines with aura when I was a teenager that went away over time. I recently started getting them again. The aura lasts 20 to 30 minutes with blurry vision, patchy spots in my vision, loss of...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. To help you better, I need a few more details. How long does your migraine headache persist? Does it happen multiple times in a day? Is there any photophobia or phonophobia? Any vomitings associated? How is your sleep? What gives you relief f...  Read Full »

I have severe back pain and severe migraine. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old female. I weigh 126 pounds.I started having severe back pain. It feels like someone is crushing my spine and I have a migraine, it feels like a heartbeat. I cannot eat or drink without getting sick. I do not know what to do.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Both the conditions are treatable. For back pain, have you done any investigation? In obese patients, back pain is common and called lumbago. Analgesic medication and physiotherapy are beneficial for that. You have to investigate with an X-ray of the lumbar spine ...  Read Full »

How to prevent the occurence of migraine headache?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 35 years old. I was suffering from a migraine headache for the last 15 years. Actually, it was not continuous but I recollect the durations once every five years for three months. I was taking Sebilium every night prescribed by the doctor. Again the headache is starting now. Please su...  Read Full »


Dr. Y Siva Roja

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your query. Drugs like Sibelium (containing drug named Flunarizine) is used to prevent the occurrence of migraine attacks. Drugs like Naproxen are used to relieve the pain during attacks of a migraine or a few other kinds of headaches. You need to be...  Read Full »

My migraine medicine is causing side effects. What are my options?

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 »


Dr. Surbhi Agrawal

Diabetologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

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 »

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