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Which Type of Antidepressant Is Best for Migraine Prevention?

Full Question: I’ve recently been diagnosed with depression, and the psychiatrist mentioned that many antidepressants are also used to prevent migraines. He didn’t prescribe an antidepressant yet because I see my neurologist soon and he wanted to see ...

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Top Migraine and Headache Questions for 2/20/16

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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Why Did the Daith Piercing Stop Helping with Migraine?

Full Question: Several weeks ago, I got the daith piercing for migraine done. It was an immediate success. I’d been getting 4 or 5 migraines a week, and the piercing stopped them immediately. I hadn’t had a single migraine until three days ago, and n...

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Could a Microadenoma Increase Migraine Symptoms?

Full Question: I just found out that I have a 2.8mm microadenoma in the left side of my pituitary last week. A previous MRI 5 years ago showed nothing. I have always suffered from migraines but recently I have been getting a lot more symptoms. For e....

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Is Gralise (gabepentin) Effective for Migraine Maintenance?

Full Question: My neurologist has just prescribed 1800 mgs daily of Gralise for migraine maintenance. Can you tell me if this drug is effective for migraine maintenance and if there are severe side effects? I’ve checked the Internet for various revie...

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Is It Safe to Mix Triptans During a Migraine?

Full Question: All of the printed instructions say not to take different triptans within 24 hours of each other, but my doctor says that’s nonsense. What’s the scoop on this? Thank you, Erika. Full Answer: Dear Erika: One of the reasons that one trip...

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Does Daith Piercing Work for Migraine?

Full Question: There’s been so much posted online recently about daith piercing for migraine. Is it all hype, or could it really work. Thanks for your time, Jeri. Full Answer: Dear Jeri: You are correct, daith piercing has really become a popular top...

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Replacement for Zomig?

Can you take something when you’ve run out of Zomig - or would that end up making you worse in the end?

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When to Call My Doctor or Go to the ER for Migraine

When you should seek immediate care for a migraine.

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Migraine or Severe Sore Neck?

Could you severe sore neck actually be the result of a migraine? Our experts weigh in.