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How do I treat a migraine?

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Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine
9 doctors agree

In brief: Many ways

There are many therapies to migraines.
If acute otc meds like excedrin helps. Prescriptions such as triptans have been used to abate the migraine if severe enough. If this a chronic condition, reduce stressors, exercise, meditation, food triggers, acupuncture/yoga can all help. There is of course medications for chronic migraine as well. Keeping a log of your migraines may be helpful.

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In brief: Many ways

There are many therapies to migraines.
If acute otc meds like excedrin helps. Prescriptions such as triptans have been used to abate the migraine if severe enough. If this a chronic condition, reduce stressors, exercise, meditation, food triggers, acupuncture/yoga can all help. There is of course medications for chronic migraine as well. Keeping a log of your migraines may be helpful. Would you like to talk to Dr. Phillip Kim now? ›
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Dr. Gary Lederman
Don't forget that migraines are also associated with TMJ problems, too
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Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine , 7 years in practice
Dr. Loren Lewis
Occupational Medicine
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In brief: Evaluation and meds

First, make sure it is really a "migraine" and not another type of headache.
Many people just call a bad headache a "migraine" and this is not necessarily correct. You can try otc meds- tylenol, (acetaminophen) excedrin, antiinflammatory meds, etc. If these don't work, then go see your doctor for a formal evaluation and start treatment options. If it is a first time "severe" ha, get the evaluation sooner.

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In brief: Evaluation and meds

First, make sure it is really a "migraine" and not another type of headache.
Many people just call a bad headache a "migraine" and this is not necessarily correct. You can try otc meds- tylenol, (acetaminophen) excedrin, antiinflammatory meds, etc. If these don't work, then go see your doctor for a formal evaluation and start treatment options. If it is a first time "severe" ha, get the evaluation sooner. Get personalized help from a doctor ›
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Dr. Gary Lederman
Don't forget that migraines are also associated with TMJ problems, too
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Dr. Loren Lewis
Occupational Medicine , 26 years in practice
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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