10 doctors weighed in:
How are migraine headaches treated?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Various ways
Some respond just to rest in a quiet place, other also with addition of ice to the head in various spots, some with pressure applied to the temples, gently to closed eyes, or to several spots in this back of the neck or head.
Some to gentle pulling of the hair. Others need medication. Taking 3 excedrine when you know you are getting the migraine might abort it. Others need tryptans.

In brief: Various ways
Some respond just to rest in a quiet place, other also with addition of ice to the head in various spots, some with pressure applied to the temples, gently to closed eyes, or to several spots in this back of the neck or head.
Some to gentle pulling of the hair. Others need medication. Taking 3 excedrine when you know you are getting the migraine might abort it. Others need tryptans.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Gary Lederman
Still others need to see a dentist if their bad bite is causing the headaches
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine
In brief: Multiple treatments
Migraines are most commonly treated with medications.
Treatments that work well for at least some people include OTC medications like ibuprofen or acetaminophen (Tylenol), and combination medications such as Excedrin Migraine and Bayer (aspirin) Migraine Formula. Tryptans are medications specific for migraine provide relief for most migraines. For more information see: http://understandingmigraine.blogspot.com/

In brief: Multiple treatments
Migraines are most commonly treated with medications.
Treatments that work well for at least some people include OTC medications like ibuprofen or acetaminophen (Tylenol), and combination medications such as Excedrin Migraine and Bayer (aspirin) Migraine Formula. Tryptans are medications specific for migraine provide relief for most migraines. For more information see: http://understandingmigraine.blogspot.com/
Dr. Georgia Latham
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Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
OTC Motrin/ Exedrin migraine may help well for migraine pain if taken right at the onset of headache. Others needs prescription medications for treatment/ prevention. Avoiding migraine triggers helps as well
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry
In brief: Special dentist
Find a neuromuscular dentist.
Migraines often have their origin in a bad bite, with resultant muscle fatigue and spasm. The bite affects posture, jaw closure and muscles cannot relax. With advanced computerized diagnosis and ultra low frequency tens, a bite appliance may help your symptoms resolve through creating a bite that allows the muscles to relax.

In brief: Special dentist
Find a neuromuscular dentist.
Migraines often have their origin in a bad bite, with resultant muscle fatigue and spasm. The bite affects posture, jaw closure and muscles cannot relax. With advanced computerized diagnosis and ultra low frequency tens, a bite appliance may help your symptoms resolve through creating a bite that allows the muscles to relax.
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dr. Gary Lederman
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Dr. David Schleimer
It would be more wise to see an MD first. The vast majority of migraine headaches are not of dental (neuro-muscular or not) origin.
Dr. Gary Lederman
Agree with MD consult. Medications manage pain, do not preventmigraines, and have many side effects. What if they could be eliminated?
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