Treatment of migraine - it is impossible to completely get rid of - Medicines

January 14th, 2007

  • Treatment of migraine - it is impossible to completely get rid of
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 migraine drugs

Medication for migraine

To prevent migraine headaches in the future cessation of migraines and alleviate its symptoms using medicines that are dispensed without prescription.

The most common medications that help reduce the frequency of migraine headaches:

  • Beta-blockers (eg, propranolol). These drugs lower blood pressure and reduce stress on the heart.
  • Calcium channel blockers (eg, verapamil) increase flow to the heart oxygenated blood, lower blood pressure and reduce the work of the heart.
  • Other antihypertensive agents (eg, kloferin, lisinopril, candesartan). As with beta-blockers and calcium channel blockers, these tools are often used for lowering high blood pressure.
  • Anticonvulsants (eg, valproic acid, carbamazepine, topiramate). These medications are often used to prevent and reduce spasm.
  • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (e.g., amitriptyline). These medications are often prescribed to treat depression Depression - a little more than a bad mood  Depression - a little more than a bad mood
  • Antihistamines (e.g. cyproheptadine). These funds are traditionally used to treat allergic reactions.

These medications must be taken every day, even if not a migraine, otherwise they will be ineffective. All of these tools is recommended for people who have migraines are three or more times a month, but those who suffer from migraine are not more than once a month, you should look for other drugs.


Medications that stop the development of migraine or facilitate its symptoms:

  • Ergot alkaloids (eg, ergonovine, metisegrid, dihydroergotamine)
  • Isometheptene
  • Triptans (e.g., sumatriptan, rizatriptan, almotriptan and zolmitriptan)

If the approach of migraine warns particular state in which you feel numbness in the body and blurred vision, ringing in the ears, these medicines can help relieve a migraine when the first symptoms appear. However, many of these drugs are safe contact is not for everyone. The drugs in this group can cause constriction of blood vessels. Therefore, they should only be taken on the strong recommendation of the attending physician, and then only in cases where you do not suffer from heart disease Heart disease and heart attacks: that every woman should know  Heart disease and heart attacks: that every woman should know

Many drugs help relieve pain, nausea and emotional stress that accompanies a migraine. To facilitate these symptoms often used such drugs:

  • Antiemetics (eg, prochlorperazine) for the elimination of nausea
  • Sedatives (eg, butalbital) to relieve anxiety Anxiety - how to distinguish normal from disease?  Anxiety - how to distinguish normal from disease?
  • NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen or naproxen) for pain and inflammation
  • Acetaminophen for pain relief and reduction of heat
  • Narcotic analgesics (e.g., meperidine, propoxyphene) to relieve pain or inflammation

The effectiveness of medications used to treat migraine I have a migraine. What to do?  I have a migraine. What to do?
 Strictly individual and depends on the body of each individual patient. In many cases it is necessary to try several different means before unable to find an effective means or a combination thereof.


Other means of treating migraine

As an alternative to drug therapy can try folk remedies, such as feverfew or butterbur. These herbs have long been used to treat migraine headaches. Although their effectiveness has not been proven, some scientists recommend their use. Riboflavin (vitamin B2) and magnesium sulfate may also be useful in this case. Before taking these or other supplements or herbs, be sure to consult a doctor.

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Intercostal neuralgia - pain learn to distinguish - Help at home

October 26, 2008

  • Intercostal neuralgia - learn to distinguish between pain
  • Signs
  • Treatment
  • Folk remedies
  • Help at home

 intercostal neuralgia help at home

First aid at home

When intercostal neuralgia pain begin suddenly and can be very powerful: the patient can not only move, but even to breathe. Such patients, of course, need help loved ones. After consulting a doctor, treatment of such patients is usually done at home, in an outpatient setting.

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Treatment of neuralgia without cutaneous manifestations

This intercostal neuralgia often at its core is an osteochondrosis of the thoracic spine Osteochondrosis of the thoracic spine can be confused with other diseases  Osteochondrosis of the thoracic spine can be confused with other diseases
   and infringement of the intercostal nerves. The starting point can also be injured, the body turns bad, prolonged forced position, stress and cold.

Very often such an attack and the pain begins suddenly appears so strong that it was impossible to breathe. In this case, it is best to just lie down on a firm (eg to the floor), the laid surface of the blanket and take a pain reliever, such as two tablets at 0, 5 g of dipyrone. Once the pain subsides a little, you can go to bed, but if the mattress is too soft, it is best to put a plaque. After that you need to call a doctor to the house, but if the pain is very strong and taking painkillers remove it fails, then an ambulance.

Inside or in the form of rectal suppositories is usually prescribed nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) - ketorol, diclofenac, indomethacin and other drugs. To restore the function of the affected nerve appoint B vitamins (milgamma, Neyromultivit) to relieve muscle spasm of the chest appoint special agents, relieves muscle spasms (eg Mydocalmum).

By thermal procedures at the beginning of the disease, when the pain is very strong, should be treated with caution: active rewarming place of pain will cause dilation of blood vessels, blood flow and edema of tissue, which may further increase the pain. More suitable warming the surface with woolen fabrics, feather shawl and others. When the most acute pain will pass, it will be possible to use dry heat in the form of hot sand or salt in the bag, but better after applying a towel to warm it was not too intense.

Good analgesic effect have fresh leaves of wormwood. They need to crank meat grinder, add the sea buckthorn oil, mix, apply gruel on linen fabric, attached to the place of pain, wrap woolen cloth and leave for an hour or two. The procedure can be repeated daily until the pain subsides is not.

You can also mix a tablespoon of five percent alcohol tincture of iodine with an equal amount of glycerol and once every two days to lubricate sore spots.

But home treatment intercostal neuralgia Intercostal neuralgia - the treatment may be prolonged  Intercostal neuralgia - the treatment may be prolonged
   should take place under medical supervision and as soon as the pain diminished need to conduct a survey, then it is possible to carry out physiotherapy and massage.

 Help at home | Intercostal neuralgia - learn to distinguish between pain

Treatment of neuralgia on the background of shingles

Shingles Ringworm - not only infectious disease  Ringworm - not only infectious disease
   caused by a herpes virus that lies dormant in the body after a childhood chickenpox. The virus becomes active at lower immunity. Therefore, intercostal neuralgia, caused by the herpes virus, usually occurs in older frail patients.

Recurrences of herpes zoster is accompanied by fever, itching and severe pain in the course of the affected nerve. Condition is aggravated by the fact that on the skin along the nerves pours rash with blisters, which then becomes wet. Often a viral infection bacterial joins.

Treatment of shingles should start with a call to the doctor. With abundant rashes on the skin and severe pain he usually appoints antiviral drugs (such as acyclovir, Famvir). To eliminate swelling and pain administered NSAIDs, and to restore the function of the affected nerve - B vitamins are assigned sure soothing and sedative.

In the treatment of shingles is very important improvement of immunity, therefore such patients prescribed biogenic stimulants such as aloe extract Aloe - its amazing healing properties  Aloe - its amazing healing properties
   or vitreous body by intramuscular injection.

External treatment is lubricated blisters aniline dyes: an alcoholic solution of brilliant green, aqueous solution of methylene blue, paint Castellani (combined agent with antiseptic properties and dries bright red), liquid Burov (antiseptic, astringent and local anti-inflammatory effect). Appointed by local and antiviral agents such as acyclovir cream. When the bubbles dry on, can be lubricated with ointment, or gel solkoseril.

By warming the procedures should be treated with caution, it is best to use the natural warmth of natural fabrics such as woolen cloth or shawl.

Once the condition improves, it is necessary to check the patient's immune system to make this immunogram blood. In case of violation of certain parts of immunity following treatment.

Galina Romanenko

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