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what's the best medicine for migraines?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
The one that works: There are several treatments for migrainestriptans (imitrex (sumatriptan) et al), ergotamine, beta blockers (inderal et al), antidepressants, anti-seizure meds, even botox. Some are for prevention; some to stop migraine in progress; some for both. Then there are meds mainly for nausea/vomiting. Work with fp or neurologist to find which one(s) work best for you. Avoiding triggers (food/stress/strong scents….
Dr. Mike Deldar
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Check you TMJ: You may suffer from TMJ issues and bad bite. Find a neuromuscular in your area and have them evaluate your TMJ and this may resolve your issue with migraines for ever.
Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Depends...: It depends upon the type of migraine; and the rest of your medical history(other conditions, any alleriges?, any other medications that you take, etc.) some neurologists use anaprox ds; others prefer imitrex (sumatriptan)...Usually practitioner preference; again keeping the above about you in mind. Cheers!
Dr. William Austen
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Varies by patient: Medicines can be very effective. However, each medicine only works for certain patients. Migraines have a complex etiology. You should be under the care of a neurologist.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Migraine Treatment: There are many good medications for migraine treatment. Migraine is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Today effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education 2) non-pharmacological management (diet, sleep hygiene, acupuncture) and 3) pharmacological (triptans, topamax, (topiramate) etc) management. Rec.:see orofacial pain or headache specialist. Hope it helps.

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TWO APPROACHES: Best approach is prevention, and both prescription and otc items can help. At onset of headaches, a triptan works best, and several choices available, but ergotamine or cambria can be used later in the headache if the triptan fails. Would generally avoid narcotics, as they may cause rebound and tolerance. See a headache specialist.
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I'm being told that the only way to treat my migraines is by prescription medication and that should work the best for me i feel.

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