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What are some red flags for a HA?
Rapid onset (sec-min), HA w/ stiff neck, or ALOC or following trauma, or with exertion, sex, or Valsalva. Also if 1st HA in pt > 50 y
How long should pts wait before expecting to see an effect w/ a new med?
What are contraindications to triptans?
CV disease, PVD, uncontrolled HTN.
What are conditions that one should be careful in giving triptans?
Obesity, DM, hypercholesterolemia, smoker, estrogen use
Should pts quit a triptans if it doesn't work the 1st time?
No, try w/ at least 2-3 HA
What are the 3 most common triggers for migraines?
Poorly managed stress, hormonal changes, poor sleep patterns
Most type of aura: visual, auditory, motor, or sensory?
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