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Relief from migraine pain

Migraine prevention and treatment don_t have to be a mystery. Here are answers to some common questions about migraine pain:

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What can I do to make my migraine pain stop?
There are several options you can discuss with your doctor for treating migraines once the pain has started. Over-the-counter medications such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen can treat mild- to-moderate migraines.

Triptans are a class of migraine medications that work on receptors in your brain, helping to restore the balance of a neurotransmitter called serotonin. Changing levels of serotonin are thought to be one of the main causes of migraines.

Prescription anti-inflammatory agents may be effective for some. But they can cause stomach problems. If you have trouble with nausea and vomiting, your doctor may prescribe prescription anti-nausea medication.

Is it okay to take medication when I think I'm getting a migraine?
Taking medication within the first two hours of the onset of headache pain is often the best strategy for effective relief. Keeping track of your symptoms in your migraine diary can help you and your doctor determine when to take medication.

What can I expect medication to do?
Your headaches are not likely to go away completely, but they may become fewer and less severe.

When should I take preventive medication?
Your doctor may suggest any of a number of drugs to prevent migraines. These include drugs used to treat epilepsy, low doses of antidepressants, and some high blood pressure medications. Note: These treatments won't work overnight. You have to give them a few weeks. If the first one doesn't work, dosages may be adjusted, or another one tried.
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