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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I took Sibelium for migraine but gained weight instead. What do I do?

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 Bansal

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 »

What is the reason for throbbing pain in the forehead, eyes, and ears for the past two months?

Query: Hi doctor, I have suffered from sinus congestion in the past, but this time my headaches are different and the time is much longer. Normally, I get pain in my forehead and eyes. This time the pain is in my forehead, eyes, ears, and it feels like my neck is throbbing. It is like I am being held upsi...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The description of your headache fits into migraine-type headaches. I need following details further to help you better: How many days in a week do you get these headaches? Do you have any vomitings or sensations associated? How is your sleep? Any visual issues? Any wei...  Read Full »

I suffer from left-sided headache, cheek, eye, and nose pain. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from headaches for a week. It was just on the left side of my head, but then the left side of my face also started paining. My eyes, cheek, and nose are also affected.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need the following details. Do you have hypertension? Do you have a history of congestion and cold? Any history of stress, hypoglycemia, irregular meal, etc.? Do you have a throbbing pain? Do you have flashes of light and vomiting? If the answer is yes, then one-sided p...  Read Full »

I get headaches with intermittent vertigo and dizziness due to light sensitivity. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20 year old female. For the past three months, I have been experiencing daily headaches, intermittent dizziness and vertigo, tinnitus and light sensitivity. I have received a diagnosis of a vestibular migraine and my neurologist reports down beating nystagmus while using Frenzel go...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Your symptoms are suggestive of a migraine only. The new symptom that you have noticed also is in favor of a migraine headache. In such case, I would recommend you not to worry as all your investigations are within normal limits. Migraine headac...  Read Full »

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

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 the ...  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 »

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

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

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

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

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 »

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