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what is the most efficacious treatment for migraine?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Treatment migraine: Best treatment is avoiding triggers like stress, lack of sleep, food triggers to be avoided, relaxation teckniques and proper use of controller med, which you take daily, like calcium channel blockers, anti seizures meds like Depakote and others.And during acute attack proper use of prescribed triptans.The combination of all these works the best in my experience.

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Are over-the-counter medications for migraine effective?

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What can one do for migraine headaches ?

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Please describe the most efficacious treatment for migraine headaches?

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Depends: I have seen weather related migraine headaches respond to b2 as well as high dose injectable b12, and magnesium.

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