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How can I stop migranes?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Abort and Prevent

The ideal solution would be to avoid any reliable triggers (common ones include foods containing the Amino Acid tyramine, red wine, sleep deprivation, and stress).
Barring that, there is a wide range of medications that can help stop individual headaches, ranging from nsaids to triptan medications (e.g. Imitrex). If your headache is frequent, you may benefit from daily prophylactic treatment.

In brief: Abort and Prevent

The ideal solution would be to avoid any reliable triggers (common ones include foods containing the Amino Acid tyramine, red wine, sleep deprivation, and stress).
Barring that, there is a wide range of medications that can help stop individual headaches, ranging from nsaids to triptan medications (e.g. Imitrex). If your headache is frequent, you may benefit from daily prophylactic treatment.
Dr. Julian Bragg
Dr. Julian Bragg
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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Dr Bragg is exactly right as many treatment options exist beginning with the lifestyle and behavioral ones she mentioned. Another consideration can be seeing an osteopathic physician (DO) who may be able to do some gentle manipulation techiniques to help with headaches
Dr. Brett Noorda
Dentistry

In brief: Avoid triggers

If you can learn what triggers your migraines, avoid the triggers and maybe the migraines will be reduced.
This is neither easy nor exact in most cases, but can help. Track the conditions surrounding each migraine--time of day, food, medications, amount of sleep, anxiety and/or activity levels, etc.--and note the commonalities. Those are likely triggers. Avoid them and see if it helps.

In brief: Avoid triggers

If you can learn what triggers your migraines, avoid the triggers and maybe the migraines will be reduced.
This is neither easy nor exact in most cases, but can help. Track the conditions surrounding each migraine--time of day, food, medications, amount of sleep, anxiety and/or activity levels, etc.--and note the commonalities. Those are likely triggers. Avoid them and see if it helps.
Dr. Brett Noorda
Dr. Brett Noorda
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