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How to manage migraines?

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In brief: Headaches

If they are migraines then there are many different options like ibuprofen and paracetamol.
Anti-nausea medications may help, caffeine, and tryptan type medications are options. If they happen frequently there are several options to use as preventative medications. Relaxation , rest, and breathing techniques are another option too consider also.

In brief: Headaches

If they are migraines then there are many different options like ibuprofen and paracetamol.
Anti-nausea medications may help, caffeine, and tryptan type medications are options. If they happen frequently there are several options to use as preventative medications. Relaxation , rest, and breathing techniques are another option too consider also.
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In brief: Migraine

There are different treatment modalities for acute attack of migraine and for prevention .
Your doctor should be able to prescribe those for you. https://patient.info/health/migraine-leaflet

In brief: Migraine

There are different treatment modalities for acute attack of migraine and for prevention .
Your doctor should be able to prescribe those for you. https://patient.info/health/migraine-leaflet
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In brief: Many options

Medicines which are used to treat migraine attacks (episodes) include painkillers, anti-inflammatory painkillers, anti-sickness medicines, and triptans.
Most people with migraine can find a treatment that works reasonably well for most attacks. However, children, and pregnant and breast-feeding women have a limited choice as many anti-migraine and anti-sickness medicines are not suitable for them.

In brief: Many options

Medicines which are used to treat migraine attacks (episodes) include painkillers, anti-inflammatory painkillers, anti-sickness medicines, and triptans.
Most people with migraine can find a treatment that works reasonably well for most attacks. However, children, and pregnant and breast-feeding women have a limited choice as many anti-migraine and anti-sickness medicines are not suitable for them.
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In brief: Few Steps

- Needs to diagnose the headache as a migraine and not something else.
This is to be done by your doctor - Prevent having things that precipitate it like certain food or smells - Good hydration - If attacks to happen, simple pain killers like Paracetamol or Ibuprofen might help - Your doctor might prescribe you further medicine as needed - If it continues, see doctor for intravenous medicine

In brief: Few Steps

- Needs to diagnose the headache as a migraine and not something else.
This is to be done by your doctor - Prevent having things that precipitate it like certain food or smells - Good hydration - If attacks to happen, simple pain killers like Paracetamol or Ibuprofen might help - Your doctor might prescribe you further medicine as needed - If it continues, see doctor for intravenous medicine
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In brief: Prevention or relief

There are different medicines for preventing migraine and for managing a migraine when you have one.
Your GP is best placed to both diagnose and help you manage your migraine You may find this NZ based link really helpful. https://www.healthnavigator.org.nz/health-a-z/m/migraine-severe-headache/

In brief: Prevention or relief

There are different medicines for preventing migraine and for managing a migraine when you have one.
Your GP is best placed to both diagnose and help you manage your migraine You may find this NZ based link really helpful. https://www.healthnavigator.org.nz/health-a-z/m/migraine-severe-headache/
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Dr. Lori Lange
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In brief: Migraine management

15 y.o. female asks how to manage migraines? As you know they are a type of headache.
Sometimes have aura or visual changes before headache. They can be due to many precipitating factors. Suggest office visit to confirm diagnosis. If need detailed info -like for school report https:g.co/kgs/emE07t link for more information on Migraines

In brief: Migraine management

15 y.o. female asks how to manage migraines? As you know they are a type of headache.
Sometimes have aura or visual changes before headache. They can be due to many precipitating factors. Suggest office visit to confirm diagnosis. If need detailed info -like for school report https:g.co/kgs/emE07t link for more information on Migraines
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