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Headaches and Migraines Questions and Answers for 2004

We always have more questions than answers about headaches and migraine. Dr. John Claude Krusz, an expert in the field, answers some questions for us. These answers are always for informational purposes and should not be taken as medical advice. Always consult your own physician. New questions and answers will be published weekly.

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Questions and answers for 12/28/04.
~Tender spot on head where Migraines occur? ~Severe throrbbing pain when masturbating? ~"Railroad effect" Migraines? ~Safe preventives? Prednisone? ~Fused cervical vertebrae and Migriane? ~Doctor out of preventives to try? ~more
Questions and Answers for 12/14/04.
~EEG indicated "Migraine Compatible Brain?" ~How do I handle seeing a new neurologist? ~Told flashing lights are Migraines without headaches? ~Should I be concerned about nosebleeds with Migraines? ~How can I reduce number of hypoglycemic Migraines? ~Sinus infection or Migraines?
Questions and Answers for 12/07/04.
~Is 3 - 5 Migraines a week "normal?" ~Link between Migraine and dementia, Alzheimer's, etc.? ~Are ocular Migraines clustered? ~Something I can take to prevent daily Migraines? ~Pregnant - safe alternatives to paracetamol and ibuprofen? ~Any research or truth that headaches may be associated with changes in barometric pressure?
Questions and Answers for 11/23/04.
~Worsening Migraines... deviated septum... sleep apnea? ~Why won't doctor prescribe Imitrex? ~Are Migraines hereditary? ~Headaches from coffee... continuing visual symptoms? ~Diagnosed with Migraines. Now having abdominal symptoms? ~Colloidal cyst and Migraines? ~more
Questions and Answers for 11/16/04.
~Relationship between snoring and Migraines? ~Can Bontril trigger Migraines? ~Can Migraines cause permanent brain damage? ~Are there tests to diagnose Migraine? ~If someone stops taking Vicodin, how long until the rebound headaches stop? ~Could Epstein Barr virus contribute to constant, low-grade headaches? ~more...
Questions and Answers for 11/09/04.
~Menstrual Headaches? ~Migraine without headache? ~Too old for triptans? ~Will Migraines stop after menopause? ~Headache or Migraine at orgasm? ~Can cluster headaches be dangerous? ~more...
Questions and Answers for 11/02/04.
~What causes Migraines? ~Passing out from Migraine? ~Relationship betweek Migraine and tinnitus? Blood sugar? ~Doctor thinks Migraines are sinusitus and antibiotics will cure? ~Is Topamax effective? Prescribed often? First-line preventive? ~more...
Questions and Answers for 10/26/04.
~Mild headaches with severe dizziness when storm front hits? ~New pain meds to take a break from Fiorinal? ~Tension headaches lead to depression? ~How can I tell if it's a headache or Migraine? ~Is there any relationship between loss of spinal fluid and headaches? ~At what age do Migraines begin?
Questions and Answers for 10/19/04.
~Are post-concussive headaches a type of Migraine? ~Are almonds comparable to aspirin, Tylenol, or Advil? ~Insight on "storm headaches?" ~Can two tablets of Excedrin and a cup of coffee ddaily cause daily headaches? ~Other than Migraine, what medical conditions could cause head pain? ~Does a part of the brain die every time you have a Migraine? ~more
Questions and Answers for 10/12/04.
~Stroke risk increased by Hemiplegic Migraine? ~Problematic menstrual Migraines? ~11-year-old gets Migraine during Mom's cycle? ~How long after second Zomig to go to ER? ~Meds for tension headaches? ~Advances in treatment for clusters? ~more...
Questions and Answers for 10/05/04.
~How often are sleep disorders related to Migraine? ~Will Migraines cease after menopause? ~History of epilepsy and Migraine, now charlie horse feeling on side of head? ~Could using Relpax 3-4 times a week cause attacks to recur? ~What type of traction device is best for chronic tension headaches? ~more...
Questions and Answers for 9/28/04.
~Hysterectomy to reduce Migraines? ~Botox for Migraine? ~Connection between electrocution and Migraines? ~Surgery for deviated septum helping Migraines? ~Migraine tablets and athletic drug testing? ~more...
Questions and Answers for 9/21/04.
~ER if Migraine more than 72 hours... ~Ibuprofen for less severe and Sumatriptan for more severe to avoid rebound? ~Weight gain from Sandomigran ~Headache following orgasm ~Triptans for Basilar Migraines? ~more...
Questions and Answers for 9/14/04.
~Hysterectomy to reduce Migraines? ~Dizzy with extreme motion sickenss? ~List of different meds that work for treating Migraines? ~Thoracis scoliosis and Migraine? ~Visual distortions but no headache? ~more...
Questions and Answers for 9/7/04.
~Hysterectomy and removal of ovaries to reduce Migraines? ~Vertibrobasilar infarct and Migraine? ~Duragesic patch to break rebound? ~Passing out with Migraines, docs with god complex ~Extreme headache during sex ~Topamax and tinnitus ~more
Questions and Answers for 8/31/04.
~Once you have a Migraine, does that always mean you'll have more? ~Vitamins to improve light sensitivity and trigger? ~Severe depression after Migraines? ~Genetic "cure" for Migraine? ~Short-term memory loss? ~more...
Questions and Answers for 8/24/04.
~Sinus surgery when CT and MRI are normal? ~Ringing in head, not ears. Why? ~Relationship between bp meds and onset of Migraines? ~Prevent hormonal Migraines without daily meds? ~Migraines on hot, sunny days? ~more...
Questions and Answers for 8/17/04.
~Sinus surgery when CT and MRI are normal? ~Ringing in head, not ears. Why? ~Relationship between bp meds and onset of Migraines? ~What can I do to prevent hormonal Migraines without daily meds? ~Migraines on hot, sunny days ~more...
Questions and Answers for 8/10/04.
~Dramatic blood pressure increase during Migraine ~Migraine after surfing ~Dural ectasia and Migraine ~Smells and odors ~Perivascular space ~more...
Questions and answers for 8/03/04,
~Electronic implant for headache/Migraine relief? ~Can slipped disc cause numbness of the face? ~Preventives for auras? ~Can cluster headaches be dangerous? ~Weather Migraines
Questions and Answers for 7/20/04.
~Steroid pack for daily Migraine? ~Dry cough with Migraine or cluster? ~Words come out different, sometimes complete nonsense ~Why are Migraines worse after menopause?
Questions and Answers for 7/13/03
~Sharp pain in temple ~Will acupunture work on its own? ~Headaches after a nose bleed ~Triptan nasal sprays? ~Six-year-old Migraineur ~more...
Questions and Answers for 7/06/04.
~Prednisone as a Migraine preventive? ~Sinus or Migraine? ~Best place to live with Migraines and allergies? ~Migraine as a disability? ~more...
Questions and Answers for 6/28/04.
~Ten-month Migraine ~Migraine without a headache? ~Treatment for eye soreness following Migraine? ~Coenzyme Q10? ~Sleep apnea and Migraines ~more...
Questions and Answers for 6/21/04.
~Migraines and FMLA? ~Migraine medication for those with hypertension? ~Is MRI warranted to diagnose Migraine? ~more...
Questions and Answers for 6/14/04
~How young can someone begin having Migraines? ~"Passing out" with cluster headaches ~Relpax: side effects, habit forming? ~Can a Migraineur develop cluster headaches? ~more...
Questions and Answers for 6/7/04
~Deep brain stimulation for cluster patients? ~B2 for Migraine prevention ~White matter changes on CAT scan ~Depakote as abortive? ~Triptans for "older" Migraineurs? ~more...
Questions and Answers for 5/31/04
~Ice pick headaches ~Why Migraines didn't start until now if they're genetic? ~Fatigue from Topamax ~Exertional headaches ~Coital headaches and Migraines ~ more
Questions and Answers for 5/17/04
~Migraines for years... dementia... lesions? ~Is coffee a Migraine trigger? ~Ischemis disease related to Migraines? ~more...
Questions and Answers for 5/10/04
~Migraine without headache ~Sinus, Migraine or Cluster? ~Hospitalization to find effective preventives? ~Using Topamax with previously high intraocular pressure? ~more...
Questions and Answers for 5/3/04
~Whiplash and Migraine ~Severe headaches after ejaculation ~Severe depression after Migraine attack ~Breaking rebound wihout going "cold turkey?" ~more...
Questions and Answers for 4/26/04
~Safe to take 30 Maxalt a month? ~Test to positively diagnose Migraine? ~Long-term effects of triptans? ~Migraine after intense workout ~more...
Questions and Answers for 4/19/04
~Hair loss related to location of Migraines? ~Actiq for Migraines? ~Chronic Vertigo -- "Ventricular Migraines?" ~"Asymptomatic Migraines?" ~more...
Questions and Answers for 4/12/04
~Migraines lasting for days and vision black outs ~Need to wear medical ID? ~How soon after eating trigger food does Migraine occur ~How to cope with husband with complicated Migraine? ~more...
Questions and Answers for 4/5/04
~Surgical stent to hold arteries open for Migraine? ~HRT and Migraines ~Long-term effects of triptans? ~more...
Questions and Answers for 3/29/04
~Headache after weightlifing ~Normal to loose speech with Migraine? ~Amitriptyline side effects ~more...
Questions and Answers for 3/22/04
~"Suffer" through rebound? ~Doctor out of options ~Migraine always throbbing? ~Headaches and family ~more...
Questions and Answers for 3/15/04
~"Too old" for triptans? ~Aura and fever? ~blood pressure meds for Migraine? ~Dizzy and "foggy" before Migraine ~more...
Questions and Answers for 3/8/04
~"Migraine Phenomena?" ~Topamax dosage ~Post-traumatic Migraine ~"Football" Migraine ~more...
Questions and Answers for 3/1/04
~Exertional headaches and Migraines ~Abdominal Migraine ~Hysterectomy for Migraine? ~Sinus or Migraine? ~more...
Questions and Answers for 2/23/04
~Toapamx...Migraine behind eyes ~Rebound from Imitrex? ~Facial pain...Migraine complex? ~more...
Questions and Answers for 2/16/04
~Use preventives or just take triptans? ~Work environment triggers ~Daily headaches since auto accident ~Disability for Migraine? ~more...
Questions and Answers for 2/2/04
~Stroke not show on MRI? ~Teeth and Migraines, rebound, prevention ~Limited vision, Migraine? ~Migraine never goes away ~more...
Questions and Answers for 1/26/04
~Post-traumatic headache and epidural steroids ~"Curing" Migraines with surgery ~Pain folowing arterial surgery and stroke ~Differences between Topamax and Neurontin ~more...
Questions and Answers for 1/19/04
~Seven-year-old with daily headaches ~Intense headache after exercise ~Triptans and preventives ~more...
Questions and Answers for 1/12/04
~Headache following a night out around smoke ~Sore throat following Migraine ~Migraine following exercise ~Fever and Migraine? ~more...
Questions and Answers for 1/5/04
~Effect of hysterectomy on Migraine ~Transformed Migraine, tinnitus, vertigo ~Blurry vision but no pain. Occular Migraine? ~Rebound from Fiorinal ~more...
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