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what should i do when a migraine begins?

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Dr. Lester Thompson
Pathology 33 years experience
Acetomenophen: I too suffer from migraines. I take a prescription (imitrex), although sumatriptan succinate (100 mg) is just as good. I take 2 Acetaminophen with 8 oz of water -- and try to close my eyes until the scotopia (flashing lights) have gone away. You need to see a physician to get the prescription -- but sometimes the headache is still there! :<.
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Stop and treat: Migraine is the body's reaction to a stress. It is telling you to stop and rest - or suffer the consequence. The sooner you lie down, rest, and take a medication the faster you will recover. Develop a good management plan. Be in control of the migraine, do not let it be in control of you.

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I get migraine headaches. Could they be related to raynauds?

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What are rebound migraines?

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Will migraine headaches eventually go away on their own?

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They could.: Some people's migraines just run their course for the day and they wake up the net morning feeling fine. For others, it's a little more complicated - they may need medications to help stop the migraine. A migraine lasting more than 72 hours is called status migrainosus and these can be helped sometimes with steroids, but that's something to see your doctor for. Good luck!
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What should I do when a migraine just begins?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
What to do migraine: Ate the first sign or feeling of headache starting mgraine headache, aur an aura, you should take the triptan like Imitrex (sumatriptan) or anoyher brand in approprite dose which helps you always and you may not need a repeat dose, but can taken after two hours if not complete relief, you should not exceed 2 doses in 24 hours for most triptans except Maxalt which can be taken three times.

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