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Top Migraine and Headache Questions for 6/20/16

Do you have questions about headaches or Migraines? Many of our readers do, and _ Dr. David Watson_ and _ Teri Robert_ answer some of them. Dr. Watson is a UCNS certified headache and migraine specialist, and is the director of the headache center at ...

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Are Steroids Beneficial Treatment for Migraine Cycle? Down Side?

Full Question: There has been much discussion lately in regards to steroids to abort a long migraine cycle and whether one type is better than the other. Two different names of steroids have been brought up - methylprednisolone and dexamethasone. Can ...

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Is a Single Trigger Enough to Start a Migraine?

Full Question: Can you clear something up for me? I have read before (from another source) that triggers are cumulative/stackable and that only one trigger can never cause a migraine. A recent HealthCentral article doesn’t seem to state this as irrev...

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Does the Lemon Juice and Salt Migraine Remedy Work?

Full Question: I often see people online touting a lemon juice and salt remedy for migraines. It’s comprised of 2 teaspoons of Himalayan crystal salt mixed with 1 cup of lemon juice with the lemon zest and 1 cup of water. What’s your take on this? Th...

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How to Deal with Effects of Gastric Stasis on Migraine Meds?

Full Question: My doctors have just diagnosed me with gastric stasis and it impacts how effective the triptans and nausea drugs that I take for a migraine attack are. Sometimes, the gastric stasis is worse than others, so it affects the drugs more. W...

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Can Nerves and Tissues Be Fixed to Stop Migraine?

There are a great number of preventive treatments that can reduce both the frequency and severity of migraine attacks and significantly improve quality of life.

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Is Spring TMS for Migraine Safe with Heart Stents?

Full Question: I previously Facebook chatted with Teri about the use of the Spring TMS on a patient that has heart stents. After calling the Montifiore Headache Center to make an appointment about possibly obtaining the device, a fellow on staff retu...

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Family Doesn't Understand Migraine, Tension Headache, Excedrin?

Full Question: I have had a migraine for the past four days and my husband and my sister don’t understand. Could it be tension headache or stress? I also have a lot of pressure in my head. Can it be from the the migraine? Should I take Excedrin Migra...

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Is It Worth Trying Spring TMS for Migraine without Aura?

Full Question: First, thank you for all of the information you provide about new treatments on this site. Teri, thank you for being willing to share your personal experience with the treatments you try. I know my experience could very well be vastly ...

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Unusually Severe and New Migraine Symptoms?

Full Question: Yesterday I had the worst migraine I’ve ever had. It wasn’t just that the pain level was high. The nausea and sensitivity to light, sound, and movement were more intense than with any other migraine before. On top of that, one side of ...