I have a totally occluded mid cranial artery. I have been suffering from headaches now for close to a year, which my doctor feels are more than likely migraines. He has tried Topamax and Norpramin (Despiramine), and neither helps. I am trying to find a medication that can be taken daily to prevent these migraine type headaches. I need the medication not to cause drowsiness or weight gain. I am very sensitive to the sedative effect of any medication. If it has the potential of causing drowsiness I will be tired. Thank you for your time, E. Mitchell.
Dear E. Mitchell;
I’m a little confused by your description of which artery is occluded. Do you mean middle cerebral artery? Of course, you don’t describe the number of headaches per month, but you are seeking a daily medication, which might suggest more than 2 per week. There are many new prophylaxis (preventive) medications that do not cause drowsiness, as desipramine...
A recent task force has determined that women are at higher risk for developing neck pain than men. What accounts for this gender difference? A number of factors contribute to neck pain including coping skills, personalities, work environments and physical activities. But, as a patient eloquently stated while lifting her shirt, "What about these?" Are breasts a major contributor to the higher incidence of neck pain in women? In 1996, our judicial system examined the evidence and determined (Bancroft v Tecumseh Products) that breast reduction surgery was indeed medically necessary to relieve headache , neck pain and shoulder pain. This verdict establishes the cause and effect relationship between breasts and neck pain.
A closer examination into the breast risk factor can illuminate a multitude of reasons why size A, B, C, D, or DD really matters to the spine. Let's think in terms of triple "B's".
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Hi, my name is Chrissy, I'm 18 years old, and I have questions about my constant stomach pain, I don't know if my migraines and stomach pain can be related, I get migraines daily, and stomach pain is constant, the pain has been here for about 3 months now, and I've seen several DR's about it, they just tell me that its just a stomach ache, and I will be fine, but its been going on for too long, and the pain is getting worse almost daily now, and I'm hoping someone could help me...the stomach pains are really sharp, and lots of pressure....And now I'm starting to gain a lot of weight in the stomach area, but my stomach is constantly hard...And I do not have constipation problems... My migraines I've been getting since I was about 7 or 8 years old...But now the migraines are getting worse and I'm getting pain down my neck and back. Though you may not be able to help either, thanks for trying... Chrissy.
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