A 30-year-old member asked:
What should i do relieve my migraine headaches ?
4 doctor answers • 17 doctors weighed in
Neurology 43 years experience
Many things: For acute attacks, ibuprofen, naproxen, and Excedrin will relieve many attacks. If not, your doctor can prescribe a triptan medication (such as imitrex, relpax, (eletriptan) maxalt, etc) which may be more effective. If your headaches are frequent, you may benefit from a daily preventive medication (beta blockers, antidepressants, topiramate, and divalproex sodium) to decrease the frequency.
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Neurology 21 years experience
Migraine Strategy: Determine any environmental triggers and work toward eliminating them. Optimize your internal environment with good nutrition and stress reduction. Medications are effective. If you have more than 2 disabling headache days per month take a preventative medication daily (anti-convulsant, anti-hypertensive, anti-depressant) and use a triptan as needed.
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Neurology 26 years experience
Neurologist + meds: Migraine headaches (ha) are often very treatable. If you have ha at least 3 days/week, you first need to get on a preventative agent. This will reduce the frequency & intensity of the pain. You also need a med. To take for the acute ha. This is usually a triptan (ie imitrex). You want to get off of any medicine that might be causing rebound/medicine overuse ha (ie excedrin). A neurologist can help.
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Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Botox and Surgery: Long term relief of migraines can be achieved with botox. If you have a good response, you may be a candidate for surgery. Surgery has been shown to dramatically decrease the frequency and intensity of migraines.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
What can I do to relieve my migraine?
4 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
OTC remedy: Try otc (over the counter) remedies first (e.g. Extra strength tylenol), avoid triggers, if applicable (e.g. Noise, light, etc...) are some basic steps.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
How can I relieve the symptoms of migraine headaches?
3 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Pain Management 35 years experience
Lots: See a neurologist or pain medicine md with headache treatment experience. The latest research indicates that overuse of either triptans or opiates is associated strongly with changing the headaches from now and again to more frequent problems. So, try to get some help with non-drig treatment!
5.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 45-year-old member asked:
What can I do to relieve my migraine headaches that is killing me?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Neurology 52 years experience
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