Frequently Asked Questions
Headache from migraine is usually limited to one side of the head and is often accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Most people with migraine see an attack literally coming. They experience flashes of light or wavy images. These symptoms last from a few minutes to an hour at most. Afterward or already during these disruptions, a terrible headache comes on, which can last from a few hours to 3 days. The attack is usually complete within 1 day.
Migraine arises because the cooperation between blood vessels and nerves in the brain is temporarily disrupted. Instance also plays a role in this. It is not known why some people regularly get an attack and others rarely. Also, the reason is often not clear.
Light stimuli and sound are intolerable. Therefore, make the circumstances as comfortable as possible. Take a rest, sleep as much as possible, ensure a cool, dark environment and good ventilation. Do not smoke or use alcohol.
As soon as the attack comes up, you can use a painkiller and a (suppository) pill against nausea and vomiting. Stop what you are doing, because otherwise the migraine can only get worse. If (self-care) painkillers do not help, you can be prescribed a special remedy in consultation with your doctor.
Try to find out when and what causes the headache and keep this in a headache diary. Be alert to the introductory symptoms and determine under which circumstances migraine attacks occur. Hypersensitivity to substances in certain foods can lead to an attack, just like pill use or the hormonal changes before menstruation. Also, stress, too short or too long sleep and fasting may cause a migraine attack.
If you cannot control the headache with migraine, go to your doctor with the headache diary. He can then help you to tackle your migraine.
If you or your loved ones are experiencing seizures or postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) pain, you may ask your doctor about anticonvulsant drugs. These medicines treat seizures by reducing the brain's abnormal excitement and relieving PHN pain by changing the way your body senses pain.
It may sound unusual, but they can help relieve neuropathic pain. They are often prescribed for it whether or not the patient has depression, but a significant number of patients with neuropathic pain have some degree of depression.
They do not deal directly with nerve pain. They do make someone sleepy, so their pain threshold is lower and they sleep better. Due to the significant side effects and the fact it is less effective than the other antidepressant medications for neuropathic pain, they are rarely used for this purpose.
The most common cause of sciatica pain is Piciformis Syndrome. Piciformis Syndrome occurs when the piriformis muscle, due to tightness or spasms, pinches or compresses the sciatic nerve.
To begin with, medicines such as aspirin, Tylenol and ibuprofen are common to reduce both the inflammation and are also known to reduce sciatica pain. Medications must be taken following a doctor’s direction.
A doctor visit is required when the pain seems unbearable and cause adverse effects. However, while a proper sitting posture is crucial to lessening the pain and also to prevent the too much stress on the lower back. Soft mattresses or reclined chairs used for sitting can make worse the condition and create a hindrance in the process of cure.