Full Question: What is the difference between a beta blocker and a calcium channel blocker? I think I have those terms right. Anyway, I was on Nadolol but am being switched to a calcium channel blocker, as I had a bad esophageal spasm and they say this will help both migraines and the spasms. Thanks. Answer: Hello; These blockers affect, or inhibit, different neurotransmitters that control the diameter of blood vessels, among other things they do. Both are used for migraine prophylaxis and many other clinical conditions. When they work, they work! Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert About Ask the Clinician : Dr. Krusz is a recognized expert in the fields of headache and migraine treatment and pain treatment. Each week, he and Lead Expert Teri Robert, team up to answer your questions about headaches and Migraines. You can read more about Dr. Krusz or more about Teri Robert . If you have a question for this section of our site, please click HERE . Accepted quest...
Full Question: I am a long-term migraine sufferer with a genetic history from my father. I have been tried on Topamax which made me feel awful. Recently I was tried on Inderal which was like a miracle, I had immediate and nearly complete relief (I went from about 20 migraines a month to 2). HOWEVER, after taking 120 mg for a month my GERD got much, much worse, to the point where the Prilosec I take did not work at all. I cut down to 60 mg daily, but still had stomach trouble. I am wondering if you have any information, or ideas for getting information, on whether there is another beta blocker which does not have this side effect. I am devastated that I had such wonderful relief and am now back to many, many migraines. The research I was able to find suggested that Calcium channel blockers are actually worse for GERD. Thanks for telling me all you know! Kate. Answer: Dear Kate; Unfortunately, trial and error must usually be employed to answer such questions...
Generic Name: ACETAMINOPHEN - ORAL Pronounced: (a-SEET-a-MIN-oh-fen) BetaTemp Oral Interactions
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