What's the best treatment for migraine headaches?

Ask the Clinician Health Guide September 04, 2008
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    What's the best treatment for migraine headaches? anna-maria
     

     

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    Dear Anna-Maria;

     

    There is no one specific best treatment. You don't say if you need preventive treatment or abortive. The best Migraine treatment is a five-stage treatment:

    1. Accurate diagnosis and selection of a good doctor to work with.
    2. Trigger identification and management.
    3. Preventive therapies if you have three or more Migraines a month.
    4. Abortive medications.
    5. Rescue medications for times when abortives fail.

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    Good luck,
    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert

     

     

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    © Teri Robert and J.C. Krusz, 2008.
    Last updated September 4, 2008.

     

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