Migraine Treatment - Acute Pain Relief

Acute migraine treatment tries to alleviate migraine symptom as early in the attack as possible. The treatment is aimed at relieving not only head pain but also symptom such as nausea and vomiting. Several classes of drugs are used for acute treatment, ranging from general pain relievers to medications specific to migraine. The choice of medication will depend on how severe and frequent your headaches are, what your associated signs and symptom are, whether you have any other medical conditions, and what has or hasn't worked for you in the past. Your doctor can help you make the best choice.

Migraine Treatment - Medication (Analgesics)
Analgesics, or pain relievers, are often the first line of treatment for headache. Because most analgesics are available over the counter and are easy to buy, they're some of the most widely used headache medications. For people with mild to moderate migraine pain, these drugs may provide sufficient relife.

Analgesics should be taken as early in the attack as possible to be most effective. You may have discovered that taking an analgesic along with caffeine can be helpful, such as taking aspirin with a cup of coffee. A few drugs contain caffeine already (Excedrin).

If analgesics is not working well in relieving your migraine headache, then go and see a doctor and ask for other options. More than half the people who suffer from disabling headaches resort to over-the-counter drugs even though they might benefit more from prescription drugs. One reason some people avoid seeing a doctor for migraine headache is because they're are afraid to admit to themself that the condition is serious. But if headaches are affecting your daily life in a very serious way, it's important to take the best possible care of this condition by taking prescription drugs prescribed by doctor.

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