5 doctors weighed in:

Is there anyway to treat migraines or prevent them that actually works?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Reynolds
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: ??

If there was one remedy effective for everyone things would be simple.
Migraine triggers and treatment vary from one person to another. Try working with a provider well versed in headache treatments.

In brief: ??

If there was one remedy effective for everyone things would be simple.
Migraine triggers and treatment vary from one person to another. Try working with a provider well versed in headache treatments.
Dr. Paul Reynolds
Dr. Paul Reynolds
Thank
Dr. James Marx
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Prophylactic Therapy

Prophylactic therapy or preventive drugs such as pamelor, depakote, topamax, (topiramate) beta blockers, calcium channel blockers are generally helpfull in reducing frequency and intensity of these headaches.
If these are not successful, Botox injections can be effective and the benefit lasts for weeks to months. Occipital nerve injections can also help for occipital neuralgia frequently confused with migraine.

In brief: Prophylactic Therapy

Prophylactic therapy or preventive drugs such as pamelor, depakote, topamax, (topiramate) beta blockers, calcium channel blockers are generally helpfull in reducing frequency and intensity of these headaches.
If these are not successful, Botox injections can be effective and the benefit lasts for weeks to months. Occipital nerve injections can also help for occipital neuralgia frequently confused with migraine.
Dr. James Marx
Dr. James Marx
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
It is easier to stay out of pain than to treat pain.
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Vikram Patel
Board Certified,
34 years in practice
956K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors