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Migraines & Headaches Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Migraines & Headaches

  1. Vertigo: Level 2 (Harder) Balance Exercises - Other Treatment

    Some people find that complementary treatments reduce how many migraines they have or how bad the migraines are. Talk to your doctor about whether you should try: Acupuncture. This involves putting very thin needles into the skin at certain points on the body. Research shows that acupuncture can help prevent some headaches. 1 Biofeedback. This is a way to control a body function-such as ...

  2. Vertigo: Level 2 (Harder) Balance Exercises - Topic Overview

    What are cluster headaches? Cluster headaches are severe headaches on one side of your head that happen in groups,or "clusters." They usually occur over weeks or months. Cluster headaches can be so painful that you are not able to follow your normal routine or do your usual activities. The pain is often called the worst type of headache pain. Cluster headaches come in cycles (also called ...

  3. Treating Your Own Headaches

    You may find relief from headache pain without using medication. WebMD offers tips.

  4. Pain Management and Tension Headaches

    WebMD explains tension headaches, including their causes and treatments.

  5. Migraines, Headaches, and Relationships

    Chronic migraine headaches can seriously disrupt family life. WebMD offers tips for managing hurt feelings and planning for migraine down time.

  6. What Happens During a Migraine?

    Learn what happens during a migraine, including the phases and symptoms of this type of headache.

  7. Alternative Treatments for Migraines and Headaches

    Learn more from WebMD about alternative migraine and headache treatments, such as herbal supplements, biofeedback and acupuncture.

  8. 10 Terms Every Migraine Sufferer Should Know

    WebMD explains 10 common migraine terms. If you have migraines, learning these words may help you better understand and treat your symptoms.

  9. Vertigo: Level 2 (Harder) Balance Exercises - Topic Overview

    Seizure medicines are drugs that are used to treat seizures. Seizure medicines are also used to prevent migraine headaches. And they may be used to help prevent tension headaches in some people. There is not good evidence for their use in preventing tension headaches, but your doctor may think that one of these medicines will help you if you have chronic tension headaches:Gabapentin (for example, Neurontin)Topiramate (Topamax)Valproate (for example, Depakene)Side effects of topiramate can include: Fatigue.A prickling or tingling sensation in the hands and feet.Lack of coordination.Loss of appetite and weight loss.Inability to concentrate or speak clearly.Gabapentin is a well-tolerated drug that usually causes only mild side effects. These often go away within 1 to 2 weeks and include:Dizziness.Drowsiness and fatigue.Headache.Weight gain.Foot swelling.Side effects of valproate can include: Fatigue.Nausea.Tremor or shakiness.Hair loss.Weight gain.Headache pain that is different than

  10. Vertigo: Level 2 (Harder) Balance Exercises - Topic Overview

    The most common triggers for tension headaches are physical and emotional stress. Sometimes stress is caused by conditions such as anxiety and depression. If you think you may have anxiety or depression,talk with your doctor. If you treat these conditions,you may get tension headaches less often. If you have tension headaches,ask yourself if you are: Having conflicts within your family or ...

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