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Hello, I am having strong head pain. Get irritated by light noise or even not like to talk. When bad smell come or not having vomiting. Legs are paining. Having blurry vision or feeling dizzy sometimes. Feeling sleepy all time. Not liking to go for work due to head pain as it's double my pain I am 24 years old working as teacher.

Dr. Kamble Swati Ankush 88% (488 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ahmednagar
Hello, I am having strong head pain. Get irritated by light noise or even not like to talk. When bad smell come or no...
Hello Lybrate user your problem is due to increased vat and pitta dosha which is common during rainy season. You can take gasex syp of Himalaya company 2tsf twice a day. If you want more detailed treatment you can consult privetly with me.
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Types And Diagnosis Of Migraine!

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Thane
Types And Diagnosis Of Migraine!

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. Your doctor can help find the right medication for you.

Hi! I am 32 years old and I am suffering from left side severe headache since yesterday. I cannot see light suddenly if I do the pain increases vehemently. Suggest me some remedy.

Dr. Prashant K Vaidya 94% (866 ratings)
Diploma In Gastroenterology, Diploma In Dermatology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Hi! I am 32 years old and I am suffering from left side severe headache since yesterday. I cannot see light suddenly ...
Some of the causes are Lack of sleep Stress High blood pressure Migraine Sinusitis Cluster headache As you find its increasing while coming in contact with light It means its a migraine Few tips to overcome Sleep with mind relaxed in a dark room Avoid eating chocolates And avoid cold beverages Avoid loud music for sometime Do pranayam Do meditation If above measures does not works Consult me. As we are having a good treatment in homeopathy for headache.
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My hemoglobin is 10. I have tingling sensation in lower extreme, weakness, headache, chest pain, chills. Is it due to iron deficiency.

Dr. Ambadi Kumar 92% (4487 ratings)
MD, Fellowship in Intergrative Medicine, MBBS
Integrated Medicine Specialist, Kochi
My hemoglobin is 10. I have tingling sensation in lower extreme, weakness, headache, chest pain, chills. Is it due to...
There are different types of anemia not only Iron due to B12, folate deficiency detailed comprehensive testing needed along with detailed history taking needed to find the root cause and treat.
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6 Homeopathic Remedies That You Should Always Keep At Home

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Rajkot
6 Homeopathic Remedies That You Should Always Keep At Home

Homeopathy is a slow form of treatment, but is has negligible side effects. This makes it safer to self medicate with light doses of homeopathy than an antibiotic. Homeopathy can be used for first aid, to fight common infections and as general constitutional remedies.

Here are a few common homeopathic medicines you should keep at home. 

  1. Nux Vomica: Nux vomica can be safely used to treat gastrointestinal diseases, a loss of appetite, depression and migranes. The ideal dosage for nux vomica depends on the age of the patient, their overall health and several other conditions. Nux vomica can also be used to cure a hangover
  2. Aconite: When taken at the onset of a cold, aconite can stop the virus from progressing further. Aconite can also be used for joint pain, gout, inflammations and to speed up the healing of wounds. Apart from the pill form, aconite can also be used as a cream.
  3. Arnica: If you have kids at home, arnica is a must have. It is the most common homeopathic remedy for bruising, accidents, injuries and shocks. It can also be used to treat arthritis and the pain that follows dental work and jet lag. Arnica can also be used to promote hair growth. Depending on its use, arnica can be used in the form of pills, cream or oils.
  4. Cantharis: Cantharis is an ointment that should be kept in every kitchen. It is the most effective anti inflammatory cream to treat burns of any kind. When a burn is treated with cantharis, it leaves minimal scars. It can also be used to treat urinary tract infections. Cantharis is usually used as a cream. 
  5. Magnesia phosphoric: This is a must have for women. It can be used to treat any form of cramps including menstrual cramps. It can also be used to treat tiredness, headaches, nerve pain, insomnia and to help a person relax. Magnesia phosphoric is usually prescribed in the form of homeopathic pills. 
  6. Rhus tox: Rhus tox is a common homeopathic remedy for muscle sprains and bruising. It is also beneficial for people suffering from back aches, arthritis, sciatica and body aches associated with the flu. Rhus tox is usually found in the form of homeopathic pills. 

One should not do any type of self medication, however, you should check with your homeopathic practitioner about the dosage and frequency of consumption. Do not take it for granted that homeopathy has no side effects and take a more intense dose than required. Also store these medicines properly. Ideally, homeopathic medicine should be stored  in a cool place without direct exposure to sunlight or extreme heat or cold.

Hi, I am a 27 year old person and from recent few weeks, I am getting radiating headaches just after my workout. It usually starts if I am running or lifting weights. The location of headache is in the back of the head just above neck. I even tried to relax for few days but after revisiting GYM, the pain starts again. Its like a throbbing pain and I feel it like any artery in the back of head pumping very vigorously. What could be the issue?

Dr. Sonu Singh 89% (279 ratings)
MD - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Diploma In Rheumatology, Post-Graduate Diploma In Sports Injury Rehabilitation, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Pain Management Specialist, Delhi
Hi, I am a 27 year old person and from recent few weeks, I am getting radiating headaches just after my workout. It u...
Hi, Nothing to worry, it is not an artery, it must be some para-spinal muscle that is troubling you. You have some latent Trigger point over your neck that is getting irritated with the activity. It's better to diagnose your problem to get rid of this problem permanently.
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What will be the cause of getting continuous headache even after I had a good sleep? I hope it's going to be one week, that and I can't look at my monitor for some time.

Dr. Pawan Kumar Gupta 92% (1626 ratings)
M.D. HERBAL
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Dehradun
What will be the cause of getting continuous headache even after I had a good sleep? I hope it's going to be one week...
Could be BP. Drooping of eyes seight. Take sky Fruit, Cow Urine caps, org wheat Grass Powder, Nigella cap, may contact for any assistance.
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What could be the reasons of having continuous headache for the past one to one and half months?

Dr. Tanmay Palsule 94% (3637 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
What could be the reasons of having continuous headache for the past one to one and half months?
From the description of your complaints it seems to be Migraine. 1. Drink plenty of fluids. 2. Cover up before going out in the sun. 3. Sleep for at least 7 hours. 4. Meditation. 5. Avoid loud music. 6. Don't drink extremely cold drinks. For medication consult online in private.
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I am 26 male, I am getting lot of disturbance in sleep like head ache, different type of disturbance in head during sleep, after getting up from bed it is OK, not getting proper sleep Pls suggest.

Dr. Sonu Singh 89% (279 ratings)
MD - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Diploma In Rheumatology, Post-Graduate Diploma In Sports Injury Rehabilitation, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Pain Management Specialist, Delhi
I am 26 male, I am getting lot of disturbance in sleep like head ache, different type of disturbance in head during s...
You must be suffering with para-spinal muscular spasm/Myofascial Pain, it may cause headache and various other autonomic symptoms like high BP, Headache, restlessness and lack of quality sleep. Better consult good pain specialist and get rid of this issue earliest.
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I am having Fatigue, headache, dizzy, Please advice recent test on Haemoglobin Electrophoresis indicates presence of HbE, range of 25.9. Seek further advice from your end.

Dr. Sonu Singh 89% (279 ratings)
MD - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Diploma In Rheumatology, Post-Graduate Diploma In Sports Injury Rehabilitation, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Pain Management Specialist, Delhi
I am having Fatigue, headache, dizzy, Please advice recent test on Haemoglobin Electrophoresis indicates presence of ...
You must be suffering with para-spinal muscular spasm/Myofascial Pain, it may cause headache and various other autonomic symptoms like high BP, Headache, restlessness and lack of quality sleep. Better consult good pain specialist and get rid of this issue earliest. Dr. Sonu Singh M.D. (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation) Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Injury Rehabilitation Post Graduate Diploma in Rheumatology Ph:
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