Category Archives: Alternative medicine

Migraine treatment

According to latest NICE guidelines, it’s now worth trying combination treatment (triptan + NSAID or paracetamol) as first-line, as found to be effective. For prophylaxis, as per NICE: First-line: Propranolol or topiramate Second-line: Gabapentin (up to 1200 mg/day) or acupuncture … Continue reading

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It may be worth starting metformin immediately on diagnosis of DM, without waiting to see whether dietary treatment works. One study found that starting metformin within three months of diagnosis was associated wtih a reduced rate of monotherapy failure a … Continue reading

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