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Q: how do i get rid of this migraine???

i have had a migraine for 3 days now i started getting it a couple days after i started my period and it hasnt gone away yet.....i suffer from migraines and i have taken everything to try and stop it....i have taken asprine and even the migraine pills that my doctor has given me but nothing will stop this migraine... it radiates from the back of my head to the front of my eyes.....how do i stop this??? what do i do???

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Teri Robert, Health Guide
3/30/12 9:04am

liltrita,

 

When a Migraine goes on like this, it's unlikely that anything you take at home is going to stop it, but it's important that you do get it stopped. It's time to call your doctor. I'd suggest calling now, especially since it's Friday. You certainly don't want to go into the weekend with it.

 

You definitely want to stop taking the medications you've been taking because taking them more than two or three days a week can make matters worse by causing medication overuse headache. You can read more about that in Medication Overuse Headache - When the Remedy Backfires.

 

Good luck,

Teri

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By liltrixta, Community Member— Last Modified: 03/30/12, First Published: 03/29/12