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What treatments are available for nocturnal migraines?

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Dr. Randolph Evans answered

Specializes in Neurology

Triptans: Migraines often awaken people from sleep and can be severe. If an oral triptan (such as sumatriptan, sumatriptan/ naproxen/sodium, eletripan, rizatriptan, etc) does not work, then subcutaneous sumatriptan may be more effective helping up to 80% of people.

Answered 11/7/2013

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Dr. Bennett Machanic answered

Specializes in Neurology

Prevention: If these are awakening you in midst of night, these could be cluster headache variants or some other headache variant, and best to use preventative meds. Consider topirimate, divalproex, tricyclics, beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, but maybe otc items such as riboflavin, butterbur, co-q-10, feverfew. On occasion, inhalation of 100% oxygen can stop the headache.

Answered 9/28/2016

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