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My wife says she's having her worst migraine ever. She's in the recliner with a damp cloth over her head, moaning. She's had them before but never so severe. She took 2 butabital-Asa-caffeine cap actav###-##-####01 about an hour and a half ago. She says it didn't help. What else can I do? Should she go to the ER?
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This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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That is considered change in characteristic of headache.

A strong reason for urgent evaluation.

Your wife ma have cerebral hemorrhage or a basilar stroke as more serious possibilities.

These possibilities are low but migraine is a risk factor for these conditions.

Hence a head CT or MRI is recommended soon.

Changing migraine character in case of normal evaluation can be managed with IV medications in the ER.

Please go to the ER without delay.
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