Migraine Treatment - Medication Therapy

Migraine Treatment can help reduce the frequency of your migraine headache attacks, make the attacks less severe, prevent some attacks from happening and improve your ability to cope when attackes do occur. For the most effective outcome, the treatment should be a team effort between you and your doctor. And this team effort should begin with a proper diagnosis and an accurate history of your headache.
The headache history collects information about the symptom you're experiencing and about the way pain is affecting your life. The information may be gathered during the initial doctor visit in a written questionnaire or directly during a one-on-one interview. The history helps the doctor make a diagnosis and serves as a base line for later assessments of your condition.
The docor will base much of your treatment on how frequent or severe your signs and symptom are and which are the most bothersome. It's also important for your doctor to know the diagnosis whether another medical condition is causing your headache. Taking migraine medication when your headache is caused by something else, such as infection, can be dangerous. Pain relief may disguise the true reason for the pain and prevent proper treatment for a serious, perhaps even life-threatening, problem.
When it comes to migraine treatment, one size does not fit all. There are many effective options - it's just that certain options work well for some migraineurs and not for others. Sometimes, you and your doctor many have to try more than one type of medication or lifestyle change before deciding on the right treatment or the right combination of migraine treatments.

1 comment:

Jayshri said...

Hello, I'm an laternative Practitioner and I found your article on Migraine therapy pretty interesting.
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