Headaches have a lot to do with blood circulation. And with the narrow and wide position of the blood vessels. But that alone makes it understandable that there are typical summer headaches - at least for susceptible people. Also migraine attacks are piling up in many people in the warm season.
Clear yes. Smoking is considered to trigger tension-type headaches, migraines and the so-called cluster headache. Especially in migraine, this has been proven by several studies. Although most people do not need any studies, they always experience it themselves. If you already have headaches or migraine headaches anyway, then smoking is extremely unfavorable.
The drug Verapamil is mainly prescribed in connection with heart disease. He is also suitable for the treatment and prevention of cluster headaches. However, you have to be patient for 1-3 weeks before verapamil takes effect.
Zolmitriptan (trade nameAscoTop®) works against the acute migraine attack by activating the messenger serotonin in the brain. An attachment to the corresponding receptors leads to an increased release of serotonin. This leads to a narrowing of the dilated in the migraine attack blood vessels and pain relief.
Zolmitriptan (AscoTop®) is a drug for the acute migraine attack. It relieves the headache and accompanying discomfort such as nausea, photosensitivity and sensitivity to noise. About 80% of those treated respond. Zolmitriptan is not suitable for preventive use, ie before the seizure starts properly.
In what form does Sumatriptan work best: as a tablet, as a suppository, as an injection or as a nasal spray?
That depends on the individual situation and also a little on the personal taste. The fastest and safest effect is the injection under the skin. There are pre-filled syringes that are easy to apply and hardly hurt. The nasal sprays have a similar effect, provided you spray properly (follow the instructions exactly!).
Sumatriptan (trade name including Imigran®) unfolds its effect in acute migraine attack via influencing various messenger substances in the brain. On the one hand pain and other migraine symptoms are alleviated, but on the other hand it can also lead to side effects.
Thomapyrin® is a so-called combination preparation. It contains the active ingredients acetylsalicylic acid, paracetamol and caffeine.Acetylsalicylic acid, better known as Aspirin or aspirin®, and acetaminophen are proven analgesics, which are also offered as individual active ingredients under numerous trade names.
Sumatriptan (Imigran®) belongs to the group of so-called triptans. The drug was the first representative of this modern migraine medication. Like all triptans, Sumatriptan is a remedy for the acute migraine attack and not suitable for prevention.
All in all, this can not be answered because not every migraine medication works equally well for everyone. However, there is certainly a weighting, with which one has the best chances of a successful protection against migraine attacks.
Because paracetamol is broken down by the liver. So there, where already because of the alcohol hard work has to be done. Both degradation processes can block each other.
If you are lucky, three to four hours. If you are unlucky, several days. This is not meant cynically, but unfortunately the reality. The duration of a migraine attack can vary extremely. And when it starts, it's virtually impossible to predict how long the attack will last.
In contrast to tension-type headaches, a migraine attack is almost always accompanied by further symptoms. Although these accompanying symptoms vary individually and may vary from one attack to the Next in the same person, there are many similarities in the end.
Omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in many foods, but especially in sea fish, are attributed to numerous health-promoting effects. In a large, scientifically proven study, they have now been tested in migraine prevention.
Maybe yes, but scientifically proven that is not yet. Riboflavin or Vitamin B2 has long been discussed as a means of migraine prevention and also tested. So far, however, without a clear result.
That is controversial. Or at least not clearly proven. Magnesium has long been on the list of possible "migraine-preventers", but so far has never been able to prove its effectiveness beyond doubt.
A dispute broke out between doctors. Women report that gynecologists refuse to give them the prescription for the pill, saying they have migraines. Reason: Hormonal contraceptives plus migraine increase the risk of stroke and heart attack. Neurologists and pain therapists see it differently.
Yes. And even if the name of these drugs initially scares off some sufferers, because that sounds like a "hammer", beta blockers are considered by almost all experts as the number 1, when it comes to preventing a migraine headache.
In addition to the drugs that relieve the symptoms in the case of a migraine attack, there are also those that should prevent in advance, that it comes to a migraine attack. Or at least to curb their number and frequency.
Not every analgesic works the same for everyone. That's why you often have to try a little at new onset migraines until you have "found your own" optimal means. However, there are of course favorites, so painkillers, which work well in most migraine patients.
Do I have tension headaches or migraines? Some people do not ask themselves this question only when they first have a headache. Even people with migraine sometimes do not know whether the headache announcing itself is not "just" a tension headache - which is important for the type of pills, among other things.
Strictly scientific: No! There are no studies that prove that. Practically: Yes! There are many sufferers who report very positive effects of homeopathic remedies for headaches.
OccasionallyTension headaches, there is a whole range of drugs or drug combinations that are recommended by experts. The "German migraine and headache society" names above all the following:
With an EEG, the electrical brain waves are recorded. This can be used e.g. pathological nerve conduction or a tendency to seizure (epilepsy).
Especially with newly occurring, unclear headache many sufferers have the concern that behind it could be a brain tumor. That is understandable; Fortunately, this is only rarely the case. Almost always others and, in the majority of cases, significantly more harmless causes are behind the headache.
Headache is considered a common symptom, and it must come together a lot so that those affected go to the doctor. A headache tablet is easy to get and much more comfortable.
Yes. That's even relatively common. If short-sightedness, farsightedness is undetected or corrected with glasses or contact lenses, overloading the eyes can also lead to headaches.
Although this is rarely the case, in principle headaches can always be caused by a serious cause or serious underlying illness. It is important that you seek medical advice early on.
Coffee itself rather not. However, fluctuations in the Caffeine level in the blood already. So if you drink coffee (or black tea) on a regular basis and your consumption suddenly changes dramatically, it can lead to a migraine attack.
Some women with migraines are generally sensitive to hormone fluctuations. They have migraine attacks, e.g. more often shortly before or during the period or even at the beginning of taking the "pill" on.
Most likely for a migraine. Typical of migraine is the one-sided, so localized only on one side headache.
This is the typical picture of a migraine. In addition, if the headache is still one-sided, ie located on only one side of the head, all the characteristic features of the migraine are fulfilled.
A throbbing, pulsating or pounding headache is more characteristic of migraine. Especially if it occurs only one-sided.The typical headache with tension headaches, however, is dull and oppressive.
Because migraine typically occurs seizure-wise. This can happen up to six times a month, but never daily.
About 10-15% of all people with migraine experience a so-called migraine aura in the run-up to a seizure.It often manifests itself through problems with vision (blurred vision, flicker or streaks in front of the eyes), but also tingling on the arms and legs.
Frequently a migraine attack is announced by so-called prodromes. These harbingers appear before the actual headache sets in. They can be individually very different and continue to exist when the headache has already subsided.
In contrast to the tension headache, which is usually perceived as dull and oppressive, the migraine expresses itself more through throbbing, throbbing, pounding pain.
That is individually very different. Relatively common triggering factors are stress or alcohol consumption, and in women hormone fluctuations during the menstrual cycle '.
It used to be thought that. Nowadays, tension in the neck area can promote the development of tension-type headaches, but there are always other accompanying causes involved as well.