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Migraines & Headaches Health Center

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

    Preventive medicines are used to avoid severe or chronic headaches, such as migraines or cluster headaches. They are not used to treat headaches after they begin.Examples of preventive medicines are:Anticonvulsants. Antidepressants.Beta-blockers.Botulinum toxin.Calcium channel blockers. In order for these medicines to work, you will need to use them exactly as your doctor tells you to. You may need to take them daily even when you do not have a headache. Some people only have to take preventive medicines for a few months. Other people need to take them long-term. Botulinum toxin is given as multiple shots every 12 weeks.

  2. Vertigo: Level 2 (Harder) Balance Exercises - 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 Take Medicine to Prevent Migraines?

  3. Vertigo: Level 2 (Harder) Balance Exercises - 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 Take Medicine to Prevent Migraines?

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

    Antidepressant medications,which are usually used to treat depression,can be effective in preventing migraine headaches. Antidepressants have some pain-relieving properties and may reduce duration and frequency of headaches. Antidepressants are also used to improve sleep problems. Tricyclic antidepressants are used most to prevent migraines. Amitriptyline and nortriptyline are used most ...

  5. Beta-Blockers for Migraine Headaches

    Drug details for Beta-blockers for migraine headaches.

  6. Migraine Phases

    WebMD explains the symptoms of the four phases of a migraine headache: early warning signs, aura, attack phase, and post-migraine phase.

  7. Ocular Migraine

    WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of ocular migraine -- a type of migraine that can cause temporary vision loss.

  8. What Kind of Migraine Is It?

    What kind of migraine do you have? Check these tips.

  9. Hemicrania Continua

    WebMD discusses the symptoms and treatments of hemicranias continua, a continuous headache on one side of the head.

  10. Headache Triggers and Exercise

    A brief explanation of how exercise -- and other forms of exertion -- can cause headaches.

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