Saturday, September 20, 2014

Teri Robert's Posts

Nausea One Reason Triptans Can Fail in Acute Migraine Treatment

When the most often prescribed acute treatments for migraine fail, patients and doctors alike want to know why. In fact, such issues are so important to doctors and researchers that there was an entire special issue of the journal Headache devoted to the gastrointestinal manifestations of migraine. One research paper in this issue dealt... Read moreChevron

Migraine, Oral Triptans and Nausea - Are the Triptans Contributing?

When we have a migraine, we need our medications to work. We need them to work consistently and as quickly as possible. Researchers are finding, however, that if we're nauseous when we take oral triptans (medications such as Imitrex (sumatriptan), Maxalt (rizatriptan), Zomig (zolmitriptan), etc.), we may not achieve the relief we need. One ... Read moreChevron

Treating Hemicrania Continua When Indomethacin Can't Be Used

Hemicrania continua is not a form of migraine. It's an entirely separate primary headache disorder. The International Headache Society's International Classification of Headache Disorders, 3rd edition (ICHD-3) describes hemicrania as: "Persistent, strictly unilateral headache, associated with ipsilateral conjunctival injection (forcing of... Read moreChevron

Nausea, Vomiting, and Migraine Medications - Risk of Fatal Overdose

For some of us who have migraines, the nausea that often occurs during migraine attacks can be the worst of our symptoms. It can be more severe and debilitating than the pain of a migraine attack. Moreover, it can truly wreak havoc with any oral medications we might take during a migraine. Many migraineurs have commented that keeping their meds... Read moreChevron

Newer Diabetes Meds Are Making My Life Easier

I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 1990. For several years, I was able to control my glucose levels with lifestyle modifications only. Modifying my diet and increasing my exercise worked quite well.   Unfortunately, diabetes is a progressive disease, and managing diabetes with no medications didn't work after several years. Although I... Read moreChevron