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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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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. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

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

I have frequent headaches. Please suggest.

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

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 »

I get migraines when stressed. Can I continue taking Flunarizine?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 54-year-old female. I was diagnosed with migraine six months ago. The doctor prescribed Flunarizine 10mg, with a dosage of one tablet daily at night, and asked me to consult again after six months. I have now stopped taking the medicine because I do not have daily headaches anymo...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have read your query and understand your concerns. Continuous treatment is necessary for individuals who experience two or more migraine attacks in a month. If you do not have such frequent attacks, you can safely discontinue the medication after consulting your doctor...  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. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

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 »

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

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 »

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