Hi there, I've been a sideline observer for quite some time and would love some advice. I've suffered with migraines since the late 80's and the triggers have increased over the years. I think I may have found a big one and need some help in dealing with it. I seem to clench my jaw when I get stressed and I don't even know I'm doing it. With clenching comes migraine. Is there something to take orally to help with this or is this something of a behavioral change that nothing medication wise that can aid in this? Thanks for all of your input and hard work with this site! DesMarie.
Involuntary clenching can certainly set off migraines. One of the most effective agents I have found is tizanidine (Zanaflex), which is on the market for spasticity but also help sleep, pain, Migraines and anxiety. Unfortunately, many physicians aren't familiar with this agent. It can be very useful at night.
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Published On: April 10, 2007