Migraines

Migraines are headaches often accompanied by nausea and vomiting. There are several classifications within the migraine spectrum. Medications commonly used are over the counter analgesics as acetaminophen, and (non steroidal anti inflammatories (NSAIDS). If migraines occur often and are severe enough, the patient oftentimes seeks professional help either through their primary health care provider, a neurologist, or the emergency room. The ideal situation is to prevent the migraine in the first place. Lifestyle modifications which can help prevent migraines are having a regular sleep and eating  schedule, avoiding certain substances or ingredients found in foods. Weather may also be a migraine trigger for some people. Metoclopramide aka Reglan has been used in the past for migraines and the nausea that accompanies it without sufficient evidence of why it helped. However in a study from 2016 it was found that metoclopramide was found to suppress trigeminovascular activation. This would explain why it is helpful.

Hacer DOĞANAY AYDIN1,2,3, Doğa VURALLI1,3, Didem Tuba AKÇALI3,4, Hayrunnisa BOLAY1,3,*

1Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey 2Department of Neurology, Konya Training and Research Hospital, Konya, Turkey 3Neuropsychiatry Center, Faculty of Medicine, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey 4Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Faculty of Medicine, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey

 

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