What Are the Best Migraine Treatment?

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Migraines can’t be cured, but your doctor can help you manage them so you get them less often and treat symptoms when they occur. Treatment can also help make the migraines you have less severe. Your treatment plan depends on:
  • how often you have migraines
  • how severe they are, based on how long they last, how much pain you have, and how often they keep you from going to school or work
  • other health conditions you may have and other medications you may take
  • the type of migraine you have
  • whether they include nausea or vomiting, as well as other symptoms
  • your age
Your treatment plan may include a combination of these:
  • alternative care, which may include biofeedback, meditation, acupressure, or acupuncture
  • counseling
  • hormone therapy if migraines seem to occur in relation to your menstrual cycle
  • lifestyle adjustments, including stress management and avoiding migraine triggers
  • OTC pain or migraine medications, such as NSAIDs or acetaminophen (Tylenol)
  • prescription migraine medications that you take every day to help prevent migraines and reduce how often you have headaches
  • prescription migraine medications that you take as soon as a headache starts, to keep it from becoming severe and to ease symptoms
  • prescription medications to help with nausea or vomiting
These options will be based on the severity of your migraines and any of your other health conditions. Consult with your doctor and let him help you decide which option you should take. Keyword: best migraine treatment; best treatment migraine
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