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  1. Triptans (Serotonin Receptor Agonists) for Migraine Headaches

    Drug details for Triptans (serotonin receptor agonists) for migraine headaches.

  2. Lidocaine for Cluster Headaches - Topic Overview

    Lidocaine is an anesthetic medicine that is most often used to numb an area of the body before a minor surgical procedure. Sometimes,a 4% lidocaine solution is used as nose drops to stop cluster headaches. Lidocaine has a small effect on pain for most people with cluster headaches. But it rarely stops the pain completely. 1 The medicine is placed into the nostril on the same side as the ...

  3. Headache Prevention: Posture and Body Mechanics - Topic Overview

    Good posture and the way you move your body can help prevent tension in your neck,shoulders,and upper back muscles. If your headaches seem to be related to tension in this area,be aware of your posture and position during daily activities. This may help prevent headaches. Use good body mechanics all the time,not just when you have a headache or back pain. Keep your back in the neutral ...

  4. Cluster Headaches - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Headaches: Should I Have Imaging Tests to Find Out What's Causing My Headaches? ...

  5. Seizure Medicines for Tension Headaches - 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

  6. Cluster Headaches - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about cluster headaches: What are cluster headaches? Who is affected by cluster headaches? Are there different types of cluster headaches? What other conditions are like cluster headaches? Being diagnosed: What will happen during a physical exam for my headaches? Do I need imaging tests to evaluate my headaches? Will I need other tests to evaluate my headaches? Getting treatment: What ...

  7. Cluster Headaches: Conditions With Similar Symptoms - Topic Overview

    Generally,headaches have many causes,including tension or changes to blood vessels (vascular changes). But only a few other conditions have symptoms that are similar to cluster headaches,such as: Migraine headaches,which cause one-sided pain in the head,face,and neck. But while migraine pain starts on one side of the head,it may spread to the entire head-something a cluster headache ...

  8. Butterbur for Migraines - Topic Overview

    Petasites hybridus plant extract, known as butterbur, has been used for years to prevent migraine headaches. Studies show it is effective at reducing the frequency of migraines.1Experts are not sure what causes migraines.Researchers are unclear exactly how butterbur helps to prevent migraines. But some research suggests that it may prevent swelling and relieve pressure on the blood vessels. Another theory is that it may affect calcium channels, which experts also believe may be related to migraines. More research is needed to find out how butterbur helps prevent migraines.Butterbur is available as a supplement (tablet or capsule). It is marketed under the brand name Petadolex. It is important to find butterbur that has been standardized (which means you receive the same amount of active ingredient in every dose) with guaranteed potency. Do not consume butterbur from the plant itself because it has toxic properties, which are removed in the standardized supplement.Some people may

  9. Tension Headaches - Other Treatment

    Using other treatments along with medicines may help you stop a tension headache or prevent one. Talk to your doctor about whether you should try: Biofeedback. This is a relaxation method to help you learn to control a body function that you normally don't control,such as muscle tension. Acupuncture. This involves putting very thin needles into the skin at certain points on the body. ...

  10. Headaches: Managing a Headache

    Managing a headache may reduce its severity and prevent it from coming back. There are many ways to manage your headaches. Identify and avoid triggers that cause your headaches.Avoid taking nonprescription pain relievers more than 3 times a week because you may get rebound headaches. Rebound headaches are usually triggered once pain medicine has worn off, prompting you to take another dose. ...

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