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A 30-year-old member asked:

What can be done to prevent migraine headaches?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jason Black
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Avoid triggers: Migraines are often triggered by various things such as certain foods or smells, allergies, medications, etc. Identifying and avoiding triggers is the best prevention. Alternatively, there are a number of medications available from your primary doctor that can help prevent migraines.
Dr. Michael Teitelbaum
Dentistry 33 years experience
Cut triggers &Trtmnt: Try to kkeep a diary of *everything* you do, eat, go & a diary of headaches (when they start, where they are, how long they last, where you were) hopefully, you'll find a pattern. You can also look into "cryotron" treatment with cold which prevents migraines from coming back in many cases.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have bad migraine headaches. any suggestions on ways to prevent them?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Many approaches: Prescription meds include Botox, Topamax, (topiramate) Depakote, propranalol, timolol, but OTC approaches include riboflavin, butterbur, feverfew, CoQ-10, magnesium. Helpful in many is acupuncture, biofeedback. Rarely, avoiding provocative foods can work.
Last updated Oct 3, 2016


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