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A 18-year-old male asked:

Should i take my triptan before or after i workout? i have daily migranes soo it always hurts but hurts a little more after working out

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Take it when you sen: It is best to take your medication before your headache becomes severe. Remember it is a lot easier to prevent a migraine than trying to treat it once you have it in full blown form. Exercise should not affect when yout take your medication. So try taking it earlier and you will likely do much better than waiting for it till after the exercise.
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 11 years experience
Triptans : Triptan can be used prophylactically but would advise you to use it as soon as the headache comes on. If you have headaches all the time, its difficult to know when to treat. You need to see a headache specialist who will put you on preventive medications, which can decrease daily headaches.

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Last updated Feb 13, 2015

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