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What should I do relieve my migraine headaches ?

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Dr. Joseph Oommen
Neurology
8 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Joseph Oommen
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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Get a Brain MRI .
Dr. Ron Jones
Make sure diagnosis is correct. Notoriously over diagnosed.
Dr. Randolph Evans
Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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