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    1. 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 ...

    2. Ergotamines for Migraine Headaches

      Drug details for Ergotamines for migraine headaches.

    3. Triptans (Serotonin Receptor Agonists) for Migraine Headaches

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

    4. 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 ...

    5. 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 ...

    6. Tension Headaches - Topic Overview

      A careful physical exam is needed to make sure the nervous system is working normally and to discover clues about the cause of a person's headaches. Results of the exam can help determine whether further testing is needed. During the physical exam,the doctor will: Check your temperature. If you have a fever,your headache may be caused by an infection. Check your blood pressure. Examine and ...

    7. Vertigo: Level 2 (Harder) Balance Exercises - Health Tools

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Headaches: Managing a Headache

    8. Calcium Channel Blockers for Migraine Headaches

      Drug details for Calcium channel blockers for migraine headaches.

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

      There are 2 types of cluster headaches : Episodic cluster headaches are the most common type of cluster headaches. People with episodic cluster headaches have cluster periods of 1 to 3 months when they are prone to having headaches. The cluster periods are followed by headache-free periods (remissions) of 6 months or more. About 90% of people who have cluster headaches have episodic cluster ...

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

      You may develop subtle symptoms before a migraine headache begins. They may occur before migraines with or without visual and nervous system symptoms (aura).These symptoms usually develop 24 to 48 hours before the headache starts and may include:Hunger, thirst, food cravings, or loss of appetite.Mood changes (depression, euphoria or feeling of well-being, or irritability).Changes in energy level (restlessness, sleepiness, excessive energy, nervousness, or calmness).Change in consciousness (drowsiness or hyperalertness).

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