Full Question: I am 68 years old and a very active person. For some reason whenever I do any upper body strength training or anything that may cause my muscles to become sore, e.g., lifting luggage, grandchildren, etc. the sore muscle will generate a migraine. This doesn't happen until the 3rd day after the exercise when the muscles begin to tighten up. Is there anything that I can use that may help? It only happens with upper body soreness. Janice. Answer: Dear Janice; Your symptoms are somewhat unusual in that most exercise-induced Migraines come on during or just after the exercise itself. Three days is a long time. And it may be that the headaches really don’t bear a relationship to the exercise itself, but rather, to other factors such as sleep pattern or dietary patterns. Often, anti-inflammatory medications might be useful to ward off exercise related Migraines. You might want to talk to your physician about which ones to choose, alt...
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The goals of treatments are:
Treat the disease that is causing the heart failure
Relieve stress on the heart
Reduce risks of worsening heart failure
You should see a heart specialist. You may need to stay in the hospital when symptoms are severe.
Treatment may involve surgery or cardiac catheterization to open blocked heart arteries, medicines for high blood pressure, and lifestyle changes such as stopping drinking alcohol.
Persons with heart failure should eat less salt, avoid alcohol, and exercise moderately.
Medicines that may be used include:
Diuretics such as furosemide (Lasix) or spironolactone (Aldactone) to help the body get rid of extra fluid
Beta blockers and ACE inhibitors to reduce the stress on the heart and to prevent further muscle damage and scarring
Digoxin to increase muscle strength and slow down abnormally fast ...
Is joint and muscle pain a common side affect of Imitrex? For treatment of 4-5 migraines a week, I have been taking Imitrex for over a year. It works excellent and gets rid of the headache but I suffer with extreme stiffness, joint and muscle pain so have been in the habit of taking advil along with it. Discussed with my doctor and am now using Topamax and rizatriptan (Maxalt) disintegrating tablets instead of the Imitrex. The rizatriptan did relieve the headache within an hour. Too early to tell if other pains will subside. Am wondering if anyone else has joint pain with Imitrex and whether a build-up of Imitrex is still in my system. Thanks for your help. Lori.
Do you keep the patient information sheets that come with your prescriptions? If not, it would be a good idea to start doing so. Joint and muscle pain can be side effects of Imitrex. They can also be symptoms of Migraine.
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