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How can I prevent migraines?

How can I prevent migraines?
I get migraines every 3 months. It starts with these waves going accross my face. It almost seems like I’m looking through broken glass. And my vision gets very blurry. After about 20 minutes the waves stop and the migraine itself comes. First off, what are these waves/broken glass? And how do I stop getting migraines.

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Answer by Mieren
The biggest cause of migraines are diet, allergies, stress, malnutrition, dehydration, drug, and smells. I think your diet is the cause.

Switch from junk food to a healthier diet for now. Fresh meat and produce are things that definitely won’t contain anything dangerous. But you may want to take it easy on fruits and juice. Vitamin C is a major trigger for most people with migraines. And absolutely never take a vitamin C supplement. That will set off a migraine that will last for days. Full vitamins can occasionally do the same thing. even though you take vitamins, snap the pills in half and take one with lunch, and the other with dinner so that you can spread out the amount of vitamins at one time. They’re a little rough on an empty stomach.

The most common triggers are MSG, chocolate, vitamin C or fruit, dairy, onions and garlic, aged meats and cheeses, nuts, preservatives, and artificial sugar. Caffeine varies. It can make it worse, make it better, or just plain do nothing. You may not suffer from everything in that list, and you may have problems with other things I didn’t list.

I believe your problem is a build up of food triggers. Just because you
don’t see “MSG” on the label doesn’t mean it’s not there. The only sure ways are if the label states “no MSG” or if you’re ordering fresh meat and produce. Other names for MSG in the labels…. monosodium glutamate, glutamic acid, glutamate, monopotassium glutamate, calcium glutamate, natrium glutamate, yeast extract, anything “hydrolyzed”, calcium caseinate, sodium caseinate, yeast, yeast nutrient, autolyzed yeast, gelatin, textured protein, soy protein, whey protein, vetsin, ajinomoto… and my personal favorite among the hidden bull$ —… NATURAL FLAVORS.

Start keeping track of everything I ate down to the tiniest little detail. Begin with fresh produce and meat since they’re not a problem, and starting adding in things to my diet one at a time to know absolutely for sure what was causing the problem. Once you know what foods set you off, either avoid them entirely or only eat a small amount. Don’t stack up the small amounts of different things. even though you stack up several triggers all at once, it will still add up to the point of a migraine. For some people, multiple mixed triggers have a synergistic effect with each other and can cause the migraines to become worse than they were for a single trigger.

The broken glass look in your vision is a precursor for migraines. It’s actualy useful if you have medication, because you can sometimes stop it before it hits full migraine status. Medications vary person to person, so you may have to experiment to find one that works for you. I take Midrin, which does absolutely nothing for my father or best friend. My father takes Amerge, which does nothing for my friend, but makes my migraines ten times worse. My friend takes Imitrex, which only helps a tiny bit for my father, but makes me high as a kite. Try Excedrin before you go for prescription medications. It actually works fairly well if you catch the migraine early on.

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What can i do to relieve my migraine headaches pain & problems ?

What can i do to relieve my migraine headaches pain & problems ?
I have serious migraine headaches & verdigo. It hurts from a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being little and 10 worse I rate my pain is 9. I also feel nausea and want to throw up and the school keeps on sending letters saying they going to take us to family court. What can i do to relieve my migraines and problems ?

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Answer by curious
Try this, the flesh between your thumb and fore finger, massage it for a while, till its numb, take some antacids.

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How do you reduce pain when you have a migraine headache?

How do you reduce pain when you have a migraine headache?
I’m looking for a home remedy to reduce the pain for a migraine headache. I went to the doctors and the medicine he gave me does’t work. Please help me. I have had this migraine for a week.

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Answer by Pam
I used to have bad migraines also. I have been using breathing exercises and started seeing a Chiropractor. Also went the healthy route! Drinking a health food juice that has been a big help. I think the key for me was blood circulation. Doc says I have pinched blood vessels that cuts off blood circulation to my brain therefore causing the headache. He showed me that my gums were real pale in color. After the adjustment they were pink again! Lack of blood to the head! Amazing! Hope you feel better soon!

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How do I locate the diagnosis code for migraine headache?

How do I locate the diagnosis code for migraine headache?
The diagnosis code for headache is 784.0 and the diagnosis code for migraine is 346.X (X depends on specifics of the migraine, but this diagnosis needs a 4th digit). I am confused on if there is even a combined diagnosis code for “Migraine headache” or if I would have to list both. I would think there would be a combined code, but this is the only diagnosis code I am questioning in my work book. Please help if you know. Thank you!

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Answer by pelican
The information at these pharmacys might help. They reference the different codes for migraines.

http://www.icd9data.com/2010/Volume1/320-389/340-349/346/346.0.htm
http://www.icd9data.com/2010/Volume1/320-389/340-349/346/default.htm#346.0

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What is the best way to get rid of a severe migraine?

What is the best way to get rid of a severe migraine?
I have severe migraines everyday. I wake up it’s there, I go to sleep it’s still there. For the past 6 years I have lived with a migraine that never goes away. I’ve tried all of the major OTCs and prescription medications for headaches and nothing ever works. If there is some odd, non-medication treatment (besides accupuncture which failed to work for me) that you’ve tried and it worked for you please let me know.
I’ve also been to many doctors because of this, I’ve spent time at MHNI (Michigan Head pain and Neurological Institute) which specializes in headaches, and they can’t even tell me what’s wrong.

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Answer by zierenteka
Chiropractor

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