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    1. 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?

    2. Migraine Phases

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

    3. What Kind of Migraine Is It?

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

    4. Headache Triggers and Exercise

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

    5. Cluster Headaches: Conditions With Similar Symptoms - 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 ...

    6. Feverfew for Migraines - Topic Overview

      Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) is an herb that has been studied a lot for migraine prevention. Some small studies show that it may help prevent migraines in some people. But most experts think the benefits are still unproved.1Feverfew is available as dried leaf powder, tablet, capsule, and tea. If you would like to try feverfew to help prevent your migraine headaches, it is important to find feverfew that has been standardized (which means you receive the same amount of active ingredient in every dose) with guaranteed potency.Side effects of feverfew are usually mild but can include stomach upset and allergic reaction, such as a skin rash. People who chew on the feverfew leaves sometimes develop open sores (ulcers) in the mouth. Feverfew is not recommended for use by young children or by women who are pregnant or breast-feeding.Be sure to tell your doctor before you take feverfew. Like any drug, it can interact with other medicines that you are taking or affect your health in ways

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

      Corticosteroids (such as prednisone or dexamethasone) are referred to as "transitional" medicines for the treatment of cluster headaches because they are sometimes used to break a cycle of cluster headaches. They are paired with medicines that stop (abortive) or prevent (prophylactic) additional headaches during a headache cycle. Often,within 2 to 4 days after starting treatment with ...

    8. Vertigo: Level 2 (Harder) Balance Exercises - 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 ...

    9. Seizure Medicine to Prevent Migraine Headaches

      Drug details for Seizure medicine to prevent migraine headaches.

    10. Calcium Channel Blockers for Migraine Headaches

      Drug details for Calcium channel blockers for migraine headaches.

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