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There are two ways to prevent migraine headaches: 1) by avoiding factors ("triggers") that cause the headaches, and 2) by preventing...
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Individuals with mild and infrequent migraine headaches that do not cause disability may require only over-the-counter (OTC) analgesics. Individuals...
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Migraine-specific medications usually are necessary for moderate-to-severe migraine headaches. The medications for moderate or severe migraine...
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Doctors familiar with the treatment of migraine headaches should prescribe preventive medications. Decisions about which preventive medication to...
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There medications are intended to aid in sleeping. Tylenol PM (acetaminophen and diphenhydramine), Motrin PM (ibuprofen and diphenhydramine), and...
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Persistent migraines need to be defined a bit more, by intensity, frequency, and the type of treatment you are using to elevate the pain. If you are...
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Wellbutrin SR or XL, desipramine or nortiptyline -- these ones do not use serotonin, like your maxalt so you will not be overdosed on serotonin.
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The problem with menstrual migraines is that the headaches are driven or caused by the change in hormones with your cycle. The only direct way to...
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Migraines can last for several days (even weeks or longer). A migraine medication will usually work better than an over the counter medication. I...
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Migraine during pregnancy are a real problem because very few medications are felt to be safe during pregnancy. I don't normally recommend prevention...
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Anyone who suffers from chronic headaches or worse, migraines, knows that lack of sleep can sometimes be the culprit. And anyone whose been...
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Migraines can last for hours, days or weeks. Hemiplegic migraines are no different, and the weakness on one side of the body can last as long as the...
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Headache experts may not agree on everything. But they do agree that keeping a daily diary is a critical step in diagnosing and treating your...
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Silent migraines can be set off by a wide array of triggers, including: physical or emotional stress lack of sleep skipped meals caffeine...
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Researchers are now looking at migraine aura and pain as two distinct mechanisms. Doing so is leading to a better understanding of silent migraine...
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