Mine The 33-year-old son has had migraines since the age of nine. Attacks usually last three to four hours, and symptoms include vomiting with severe headache and sensitivity, followed by about 20 hours of sleep.
Over the years we have seen my doctor and he was advised to take paracetamol, which he was unable to cure. One attack lasted 48 hours and we called an ambulance.
They try to make us believe the food is poisoning. Are there any specialists we can look at? I’m willing to pay
The mother of the 33-year-old man wrote to Dr. Ellie for help with his migraine, which has ruined his life for more than 20 years (photo taken by a model).
Migraine affects one in seven people and symptoms, including but not limited to headaches, can be debilitating. As shown in this letter, it is often mistreated.
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For acute migraines, high-dose ibuprofen or aspirin can be used. Soluble aspirin – 900 mg – is especially useful that it dissolves in sugary drinks and should be taken at the onset of symptoms. These medicines can be combined with a few of the many antihistamines available and may be oral dissolving tablets, also known as buccal suppositories.
Triptans are migraine medications that can be used to attack with or without regular pain relief.Sumatriptan is the most common type of medication and is something your doctor can prescribe in one of two doses.Other Triptans can be used. If that didn’t help and maybe a tablet. But it’s also a nasal spray or ‘dissolve’ that dissolves on the tongue, which could again be useful if vomiting is a problem.
As with treating attacks, doctors should prescribe preventive treatment to reduce the severity and frequency of migraines.
This will certainly be considered if migraine has a significant impact on quality of life and work. Patients can prevent migraines on their own by avoiding triggers such as caffeine, dehydration, and insomnia.
Beta-blockers It can be prescribed for migraine prevention and national guidelines for treating migraine.Both acupuncture and riboflavin vitamins are recommended.The Migraine Trust (migrainetrust.org) provides excellent support and advice for anyone with migraine.
Does scent training for anosmia really work? I lost my senses after receiving Covid last December and it still hasn’t returned. I’ve seen these kits online. But relatively expensive I’m just wondering if it’s better to wait, as I said, will it eventually get better?
The loss of the sense of smell has become one of the symptoms of COVID, and for some it lasts more than three months.
It is thought that half of people with COVID suffer a loss of smell as a result of the virus on the nerves.
Experts recommend that anyone who has lost their scent for more than two weeks should explore scent training.It works slowly, helping their nerves regain their scent.
The loss of the sense of smell has become one of the defining symptoms of Covid, and for some, it can persist for more than three months.
It may involve sniffing at least four different scents twice a day for several months. While expensive kits – tiny jars of perfume – are sold, in fact, there is a free online program developed by the AbScent charity and sponsored by the British Rhinological Society called Nosewell, and you can find it at. abscent.org/nosewell
They sell kits But it also suggests making your own from things you may already have or are easy to buy, such as lemons, floral fragrances, eucalyptus, and cloves.
Even before COVID, the loss of consciousness was recognized by doctors as a serious condition.
It can have a profound effect on someone’s life if they are unable to enjoy the food and the pleasant smell. More importantly, it means that people cannot smell smoke or gas leaks, or even taste or smell, regardless of whether the food is turned off.
If there is no sense of smell, it is important to be aware of these dangers and take some home safety precautions such as smoke detectors.
For over five years, I have been suffering from digestive problems leading to extreme bloating and flatulence. At the beginning I had a lot of tests, all of which did not find anything. At the moment I am going through a bad patch where I am very bloated. If I fold my arms, I can rest on my stomach. What can be helped?
Flatulence is a rare symptom. The minors seem very uncomfortable and can be a sign of something serious.
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It is important to differentiate between the symptoms of flatulence that occur and go to different levels and the symptoms that often occur.
In women, persistent flatulence without fluctuations can be a sign of ovarian cancer, so it’s always imperative to consult a doctor.
Colon cancer should also be removed.
Different levels of flatulence, which may be associated with food intake, are often the result of irritable bowel syndrome.
Other symptoms are abdominal and intestinal cramps.
The trigger can be high-fiber foods like bran, brown rice, fizzy drinks, and even caffeine and alcohol.
If the problem continues, it can be referred to a nutritionist to explore what is known as a low-FODMAP diet – FODMAPs are a comprehensive term for a wide variety of foods that appear to be healthy. But in reality, it creates a lot of gas and symptoms in the intestines.
Including of apple, nectarine, broccoli and cabbage
There are only a few that ‘Not eligible to be vaccinated’
I often hear people claiming they can’t have Covid jab for health reasons.
Readers write to me, and I’ve heard people on the radio say they have high blood pressure or an autoimmune disease, so they’re not eligible for a prod. I am concerned that there are misunderstandings here.
The only group excluded from vaccination are people with a history of severe allergic reaction to or containing Covid jab.
Even pregnant women are prioritized after studies show they are completely safe.
The greater the threat to your health is not being vaccinated. People with STD are at a higher risk of developing serious disease and possibly even death if they become infected with this horrific virus.
Get a second jab as soon as you take a bowel medication.
Patients with intestinal disease who are taking certain drugs need special care after receiving COVID.
Studies show that people taking infliximab, which is prescribed to patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, had little responses to the initial dose of the vaccine.
Infliximab, which is prescribed to people with certain types of arthritis, works by weakening the immune system that causes them.
Studies show that people taking infliximab, which is prescribed to people with Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis, have little response to the initial dose of the vaccine.
But studies show that, unfortunately, it may interfere with the immune response to the vaccine.
Research has shown that a second COVID vaccination improves the immune system optimally and provides good protection from COVID.
People who have received a single dose of infliximab should not worry. Instead, the anti-Covid measures should be taken and a second dose should be given a priority.