Headache for 9 days. Migraines for 40 yrs w/period. No period for 8mth. Migraine symptoms, Taken 14 Imitrex (sumatriptan) in 9dys. Only 2 hours releif w/ meds. Help?

See HA specialist. Your strategy for defeating chronic migraine should include: 1.Prescription of an effective preventative medicine. 2. Avoidance of analgesic overuse. 3. The headache diary. 4. Management by headache specialist or orofacial pain practitioner.

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What other meds would u recommend for migraine headaches besides imitrex (sumatriptan)?

Aspirin. Throughout the ages the most effective treatment for migraine has been aspirin. However, must take enough (1000mg) and at early onset of migraine and using rapid dissolving form. Often more beneficial if taken with tylenol (acetaminophen) and with Reglan and with some caffeine. Combination of Imitrex with naprosyn may also be quite effective. Read more...
Something to prevent. Imitrex (sumatriptan) is fine for infrequent ha, but if more than 2-4 per month, speak with your doc about a preventative medication. Migraine sufferes often develop medication overuse, daily ha. Avoid caffeine, and try to limit pain meds to no more than 2 days per week. Read more...
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