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Hi i have been suffering from Headaches for 20 years plus

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Hi i have been suffering from Headaches for 20 years plus altho i have reasonable days there is always something going on up there which causes light headedness vision problems or an aura .I have ammetryptlene tablets at night but i just want to try and get to the bottom of this as is on going and i have really had enough.I there anyone else out there that suffers the same Many Thanks XXXXX
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 years ago.



This is likely to be migraine. You should consult a neurologist. Please read the symptoms of the migraine in this resource;


There are two types of medications used for the treatment of migraine;


1) To abort the attack


Dopamine antagonists




2) To prevent the headache


Valproic acid, gabapentin

Calcium channel blockers

Beta-blockers, tricyclic antidepressants


Botulinum toxin-A is also used in cases for refractory chronic migraine.


There are dietary triggers known which should be avoided. Common triggers are

a) chocolate,

b) aged cheeses and meats,

c) wine and beer

d) citrus fruits.


Please feel free for your follow up questions.


Dr. Arun

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