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Any alternatives to getting rid of or managing migraines other than doctor prescribed drugs?

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Dr. M. Jay Petruska
Family Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: Migraines

One way to avoid or treat migraine headaches is to recognize what triggers the headache.
If certain foods or activities cause the migraine, then try to avoid lose triggers. Eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, and exercising regularly may help to reduce the frequency and severity of migraine headaches. Stress management is also helpful.

In brief: Migraines

One way to avoid or treat migraine headaches is to recognize what triggers the headache.
If certain foods or activities cause the migraine, then try to avoid lose triggers. Eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, and exercising regularly may help to reduce the frequency and severity of migraine headaches. Stress management is also helpful.
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Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

Migraine headaches occur in genetically predisposed individuals.
There are OTC medications that are helpful in many people with migraine headaches; these include: ibuprofen and acetaminophen, in addition to combination medications such as Bayer (aspirin) Migraine Fromula and Excedrom Migraine, which contain Aspirin, Acetaminophen and Caffeine. For more info, see: http://understandingmigraine.blogspot.com/

In brief: Yes

Migraine headaches occur in genetically predisposed individuals.
There are OTC medications that are helpful in many people with migraine headaches; these include: ibuprofen and acetaminophen, in addition to combination medications such as Bayer (aspirin) Migraine Fromula and Excedrom Migraine, which contain Aspirin, Acetaminophen and Caffeine. For more info, see: http://understandingmigraine.blogspot.com/
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Dr. Brett Noorda
Dentistry

In brief: Possibly

It depends on the cause of your migraines.
If you can figure out why you are getting them then eliminate that, you can often minimize them. For example, some are caused by clenching/grinding of the teeth, so these can often be minimized with a dental "night guard" made by your dentist. So you may want to see your dentist. And log your migraines and see if you can find the common why.

In brief: Possibly

It depends on the cause of your migraines.
If you can figure out why you are getting them then eliminate that, you can often minimize them. For example, some are caused by clenching/grinding of the teeth, so these can often be minimized with a dental "night guard" made by your dentist. So you may want to see your dentist. And log your migraines and see if you can find the common why.
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