What is the latest regimen to treat severe migraine headaches?

See below. There are multiple choices of medications to treat acute and chronic migraine, with some patients responding well to one choice but not the other. For a review of the current regimens for migraine, written for patients go to http://bit.ly/1MKNPQf There are supraorbital nerve stimulating devices available or being studied that can reduce migraine http://bit.ly/1hKZ4wy.
Different Rxs: It depends on the frequency and duration of the migraine: for chronic recurring or frequent migraines ( not menstrual) I would suggest you discuss the use of prophylactic beta blockade medication and the use of NSAIDS ( Advil/Aleve )- this is a very basic approach. More sophisticated medicines are often used under a physician's supervision.

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How are migraine headaches treated?

Various ways. Some respond just to rest in a quiet place, other also with addition of ice to the head in various spots, some with pressure applied to the temples, gently to closed eyes, or to several spots in this back of the neck or head. Some to gentle pulling of the hair. Others need medication. Taking 3 excedrine when you know you are getting the migraine might abort it. Others need tryptans. Read more...
Special dentist. Find a neuromuscular dentist. Migraines often have their origin in a bad bite, with resultant muscle fatigue and spasm. The bite affects posture, jaw closure and muscles cannot relax. With advanced computerized diagnosis and ultra low frequency tens, a bite appliance may help your symptoms resolve through creating a bite that allows the muscles to relax. Read more...
Multiple treatments. Migraines are most commonly treated with medications. Treatments that work well for at least some people include OTC medications like ibuprofen or acetaminophen (Tylenol), and combination medications such as Excedrin Migraine and Bayer (aspirin) Migraine Formula. Tryptans are medications specific for migraine provide relief for most migraines. For more information see: http://understandingmigraine.blogspot.com/ Read more...

Are there any home remedies to treat migraine headaches?

Could try. Otc prevention which includes, magnesium, co-q-10, butterbur, feverfew, riboflavin, an online abortive called dolovent. A lot of doctors are now using these products and can guide dosing. About 15% of migraine sufferers have food triggers, and you might look at this also. Read more...

I have severe migraine headaches almost twice a month, each lasting two days each. What to do I do?

Botox. If avoiding the usual causes is not working Botox is incredibly successful in eliminating migraines. Ask a neurologist who can also prescribe other oral medicines that are very helpful. Read more...
Consider. Preventative meds, such as prescription or otc preps, but also botox, occipital nerve blocks, acupuncture, newer dental splints, plastic surgical superficial headache procedure, all of which may work. See a headache specialist. Read more...

What is the best medication to treat my migraine pain? Is there any one medication that works better than others for migraine headaches? .

Everyone different. To stop headaches, most doctors would recommend triptans (such as frova, relpax, (eletriptan) maxalt, zomig, etc.), but ergotamines are also of value. Maybe best to prevent and could use botox, depakote, topirimate, beta-blockers, but also might consider otc items such as butterbur, riboflavin, coq-10, feverfew, magnesium. Read more...

Does anyone treat visual distortions during aura or migraine headaches?

Aura management. I would imagine that treating the migraine headaches would result in diminishing visual distortions. Read more...
Yes. You can have treatment with a cryotron. Google it to find if anyone in your area has one, or get to someone who does, beforehand to prevent it.. Read more...

Please suggest suitable remedy for migraine headaches, frequency is twice a week. Severe to highly severe pain...

Headache (HA) remedy. For frequent HA's, it is HIGHLY recommended to be physically evaluated by a HA specialist. Prior to this, implement an "elimination diet" (google it) and then follow: a) maximize sleep hygiene - getting amount of sleep that's right for you, b) if you smoke: STOP, or exposed to 2nd hand smoke: STOP exposure, and c) keep log of OTC analgesics effects on HA's (aspirin, tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin, etc.). Read more...

Are migraines genetic? My grandmother, mother, and I all have severe migraines. Is there a genetic cause of migraine headaches? .

Yes indeed. Migraines are genetic and do run in families, so not surprising that this afflicts several familiy members. Maybe this can be prevented as many meds or otc preps might help. Read more...

I am being treated for migraine headaches with Topiramate. But I really think it is something wrong with my sinuses. My Neurologist said "if it was?

What clues? What are the reasons for your theory? What is the neurologist's response? Note that it is common for migraine to be mistaken for sinus pain resulting in ineffective therapy. Read more...