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Neurologist, Hyderabad

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Dr. Pratap is an experienced Neurologist in Ramanthapur, Hyderabad. Doctor has done MBBS . You can meet Dr. Pratap personally at Matrix Hospital in Ramanthapur, Hyderabad. Book an appointment online with Dr. Pratap on Lybrate.com.

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Migraine - Identifying the Early Signs!

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Fellow In Pain Management, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Gurgaon
Migraine - Identifying the Early Signs!

Headaches and migraines can vary drastically depending on their duration, specific symptoms and the person they are affecting. The more you know about your specific type of headache or migraine, the better prepared you will be to treat them—and possibly even prevent them. The two types of migraine are- 

  1. Migraine without aura: The majority of migraine sufferers have Migraine without Aura. 
  2. Migraine with aura: Migraine with Aura refers to a range of neurological disturbances that occur before the headache begins, usually lasting about 20-60 minutes.

Symptoms of migraine vary and also depend on the type of migraine. A migraine has four stages: prodrome, aura, headache and postdrome. But it is not necessary that all the migraine sufferers experience all the four stages.

Prodrome: The signs of this begin to appear a day or two days before the headache starts. The signs include depression, constipation, food cravings, irritability, uncontrollable yawning, neck stiffness and hyperactivity.
Migraine Aura: Auras are a range of symptoms of the central nervous system. These might occur much before or during the migraine, but most people get a migraine without an aura. Auras usually begin gradually and increase in intensity. They last for an hour or even longer and are 

  • Visual: Seeing bright spots, various shapes, experiencing vision loss, and flashes of light
  • Sensory: Present in the form of touch sensations like feeling of pins and needles in the arms and legs
  • Motor: Usually related with the movement problems like the limb weakness
  • Verbal: It is related with the speech problems

Headache: In case of a migraine attack one might experience:

  • Pain on both sides or one side of the head
  • Pain is throbbing in nature
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Sensitivity to smells, sound and light
  • Vision is blurred
  • Fainting and lightheadedness

Postdrome: This is the final phase of the migraine. During this phase one might feel fatigued, though some people feel euphoric.

Red flags that the patient may be having underlying serious disorder not migraine

  1. Onset of headaches >50 years 
  2. Thunderclap headache - subarachnoid haemorrhage 
  3. Neurological symptoms or signs 
  4. Meningism 
  5. Immunosuppression or malignancy 
  6. Red eye and haloes around lights - acute angle closure glaucoma 
  7. Worsening symptoms 
  8. Symptoms of temporal arteritis

These patients require CT scan / MRI or CSF examination. Most Migraine patients do not need these tests. 

Diagnosis of Migraine: Usually migraines go undiagnosed and thus are untreated. In case you experience the symptoms regularly then talk to the doctor, who evaluates the symptoms and can start a treatment. You can also be referred to a neurologist who is trained to treat the migraines and other conditions. During the appointment the neurologist usually asks about the family history of headaches and migraines along with your symptoms and medical history.

The doctor might advise for some tests like:

  1. Blood Tests: These reveal problems with the blood vessel like an infection in the spinal cord and brain.
  2. CT scan: Used to diagnose the infections, tumors, brain damage, and bleeding that cause the migraines.
  3. MRI: This helps to diagnose the tumors bleeding infections, neurological conditions, and strokes.
  4. Lumbar Puncture: For analyzing infections and neurological damages. In lumbar puncture a thin needle is inserted between the two vertebrae to remove a sample of the cerebrospinal fluid for analysis.

Treatments

Migraine treatments can help stop symptoms and prevent future attacks.

Many medications have been designed to treat migraines. Some drugs often used to treat other conditions also may help relieve or prevent migraines. Medications used to combat migraines fall into two broad categories:

  • Pain-relieving medications. Also known as acute or abortive treatment, these types of drugs are taken during migraine attacks and are designed to stop symptoms.
  • Preventive medications. These types of drugs are taken regularly, often on a daily basis, to reduce the severity or frequency of migraines.

Your treatment strategy depends on the frequency and severity of your headaches, the degree of disability your headaches cause, and your other medical conditions.

Some medications aren't recommended if you're pregnant or breast-feeding. Some medications aren't given to children. Consult a doctor find the right medication for you.

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What medicine is to be taken for migraine? I am suffering from it for the past few years. .pls help.

BHMS, PhD Arthritis
Homeopath, Chennai
Dear user, migraine headache many medicines are available in homeopathy.. first take sang.can 30 three times a day /week... take this medicine .. after one week if complaints not reduced come to private chart... take care
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I have great fear to take a cup or glass of hot things like tea. Whenever I try to do this, my hand as well as whole body tremble. Before some month I was taking a plastic cup of tea. That time my hand trembled and hot tea fell on my hand. And there was some burn on my hand. From that day I feel very much fear to take a cup or glass of hot tea.

DNB(Neurosurgery)
Neurosurgeon, Ahmedabad
I have great fear to take a cup or glass of hot things like tea. Whenever I try to do this, my hand as well as whole ...
I would suggest cbt: cognitive behaviour therapy. It teches you to modify your thoughts in day to day situations lot of literature is available online, pick up the best one and learn! you can continue you meds as your psychiatrist's advise.
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How to treat effectively Parkinson's Disease, particularly, after 7-8 years? Are only pacitane, ropark or cyndopa only sufficient? What about psychological effect a patient, with less self confidence, can have?

Fellow Observership, Certificate in Forensic Psychology, MD-Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Akola
Hi, nice question. Parkinson's do have variety of secondary problems like reduced confidence, irritability, sleeping problems & depressed mood. If you can write your current problems in detail; I might be able to help you. Good luck
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I am 20yrs old and I am facing problem of numbness in my foot. Can you tell me the reason and exercises.

M.S. -ORTHO, Fellowship In hip and Knee Replacement Surgery
Orthopedist, Surat
I am 20yrs old and I am facing problem of numbness in my foot. Can you tell me the reason and exercises.
Numbness in foot is big issue for your age. Please consult doc for your diagnosis. Don't ignore it.
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I have migraine what to do to control it can you tell any ayurveda medicines for this.

MD, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
Hello, I can understand your concern. Migraine is always found in intelligent persons. That itself means you are an intelligent person. You can overcome this disease easily. As you can understand, we needs details and duration of symptoms bothering you. Till then, you can start with Ayurveda triterpene capsules thrice a day and let me know your follow up. Get well SOON.
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I feel weak very often. Many a times my hands feel numb. If I do not take food on time I can not even stand stil feeling firm from inside. I have erectile dysfunction also. What I think is I take too much stress. What should I do to gain strength from inside.

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
I feel weak very often. Many a times my hands feel numb. If I do not take food on time I can not even stand stil feel...
Hi, take phos acid 30 4pills to be sucked thrice a day for 1mth your complaints will reduced if you take medicines regularly.
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I am 35 years old and I have a nerves problem on my leg for the last 4 to 5 months.

MBBS
General Physician, Barabanki
Hello. Check blood glucose level for diabetes ensure proper sitting posture indulge in stretching exercise avoid heavy weight lifting and shoulder turning of trunk moderate exercise is advocated consult physician/orthopaedic doctor for further evaluation ct/mri spine.
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I have median nerve injury in my right hand and my finger, thumb not able to compress.

MD - Microbiology
General Physician, Bangalore
Hi. You have diagnosed the problem. The cause is the nerve injury. You can improve your grip by doing physiotherapy. Also exercising with the soft ball improves the strength of the muscles.
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Hi doc, my friend has swere migran problem he had consult with many docs even in abroad also taken ayurvedic medicines, how can he get relief from this.

DM - Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Neurologist, Hyderabad
Migraine can be dealt with a combination of medical measures and lifrstyle changes. Medical measures include 2 types of medication- one to prevent future attacks and one to relieve pain immediately. Lifestyle measures include regular diet, avoidinf fasting, good 7 hours of sleep everyday and physical excercise.
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