Monday, July 28, 2014

Ask the Clinician's Posts

Severe migraines, doctor wants signed contract for hydrocodone?

Full Question: I have had severe migraines for over 25 years and have gone to the same doctor for 35. After years of medications not working and taking over 1,600 MG of Advil a day, nothing worked until she gave me hydrocodone 10/325. My migraines the week before my period will be daily for 4-5 days and then I usually have a migraine 1 - 2 days... Read moreChevron

Top Migraine and Headache Questions - 6/19/14

Do you have questions about headaches or migraines? Many of our readers do, and each week, and Dr. John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert answer some of them. Dr. Krusz is a world recognized headache and migraine expert, often conducting groundbreaking research at his clinic in Dallas. Here are this week's questions and answers... Only 13 Botox... Read moreChevron

Sharp head pain 3 days ago, vertigo, tinnitus?

Full Question: Three days ago, I woke up with a very sharp pain in the lower right side of my head. I had migraines before so I know this is not a migraine. The pain is no longer that sharp but I can not seem to move my head and if I need to pick up something it really hurts. I have Tinnitus on the right ear, but I do not know if that has anything... Read moreChevron

Vasovagal syncope and headache pain, difficulties moving?

Full Question: I have a vasovagal syncope. Days after I found out that I have that case, I often feel pain in the right side of my head and it feels like something is pinching my head and it getting worst sometimes. But what I observe is that, the pain happens only on right side of my head. And there were also times wherein I found difficulties on... Read moreChevron

Chronic migraine - Risks from pain cycle not being broken?

Full Question: I am an Iraqi War Veteran who has been diagnosed through the Veterans Administration to have Chronic Migraine Syndrome.  I have Migraines - with auras- 3-4 times a week depending on if the pain cycle can be broken.  I have gone many times with a severe migraine lasting 2 days to 3 weeks without a break in pain.  I... Read moreChevron