About Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Migraine - Treatment

Last Updated on Feb 27, 2020
Font : A-A+

How is Migraine Treated?

Diagnosis of migraine is usually done by assessing the pattern of development of headache, family history of migraine and the response to analgesics taken to stop the headache.

Advertisement

Once diagnosed the most important thing is to avoid the triggering factors of migraine.

  • Women who have migraines just prior to their menstrual period should reduce salt in their diet. This helps to decrease water retention associated with precipitating attacks.
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages. Alcohol causes the blood vessels in the body to widen, which contributes to the pain of migraines.
  • If stress triggers the onset of a migraine, relaxing and reducing the stress can be helpful.
  • A regular schedule for sleep is necessary if fatigue leads to attacks.
  • Regular exercise (e.g., walking and swimming) and relaxation techniques (e.g., yoga, meditation) can be helpful.
Advertisement

Treating a migraine attack- Several medications may be advised to relieve symptoms. The response of migraine to medications is highly variable.

Analgesics may reduce pain if they are taken early in the development of the headache. Resting in a darkened room without any noise often reduces the severity of symptoms. If this does not help then the doctor can prescribe triptans (relieves pain and nausea), ergotamines or corticosteroids.(7 Trusted Source
Treatment of Acute Migraine Headache

Go to source
, 8 Trusted Source
The diagnosis and treatment of chronic migraine

Go to source
)

Treatment for Migraine - Analgesics

Other medications used to treat the symptoms of migraine-

Advertisement

Preventive Migraine Drugs-

Alternative Therapies-

Reference:

  1. What is migraine? - (https://www.migrainetrust.org/about-migraine/migraine-what-is-it/more-than-just-a-headache/)
  2. Botulinum toxin - (https://www.migrainetrust.org/living-with-migraine/treatments/botox/)
  3. Migraine - (https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000709.htm)
  4. Migraine - A-Z Health Topics - (https://www.womenshealth.gov/a-z-topics/migraine)
  5. Migraine - Migraine Research Foundation - (https://migraineresearchfoundation.org/about-migraine/what-is-migraine/)
  6. What is a migraine headache? - (https://familydoctor.org/condition/migraines/)
  7. Treatment of Acute Migraine Headache - (https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0201/p271.html)
  8. The diagnosis and treatment of chronic migraine - (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4416971/)

Citations   close

Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    Dr. Trupti Shirole. (2020, February 27). How is Migraine Treated?. Medindia. Retrieved on May 17, 2022 from https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/how-is-migraine-treated.htm.

  • MLA

    Dr. Trupti Shirole. "How is Migraine Treated?". Medindia. May 17, 2022. <https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/how-is-migraine-treated.htm>.

  • Chicago

    Dr. Trupti Shirole. "How is Migraine Treated?". Medindia. https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/how-is-migraine-treated.htm. (accessed May 17, 2022).

  • Harvard

    Dr. Trupti Shirole. 2021. How is Migraine Treated?. Medindia, viewed May 17, 2022, https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/how-is-migraine-treated.htm.


Do you wish to consult a General Medicine Doctor / Internal Medicine Doctor for your problem? Ask your question

Dr. Mohan Srivatsava Vayalapelli
Dr. Mohan Srivatsava Vayalapelli
MBBS, MD
3 years experience
arogya clinic, mithilurapuri colony madhurawada near heritage super market
Teleconsult Now View Profile
Dr. Marudha Kanmai
Dr. Marudha Kanmai
MBBS
2 years experience
HCG hospitals [oncology], sampangiRama nagar
Teleconsult Now View Profile
Dr. Sandhya Rani Pn
Dr. Sandhya Rani Pn
MBBS, MD
5 years experience
G K Multispecality Clinic , George Town
Teleconsult Now View Profile
View All

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.

Comments

AARTIACHARYA

TODAY'S MIGRAINE HIS REAL DANGER'S IN INDIA AND GUJARAT STATE
ALL MEGA CITY, TOWN, VILLAGE.

lekshmi

for me now migraine is in peak stage..even though i m taking sibelium tablet i cant get rid off dat..nowadays i m taking 3-4 tablets a day

Advertisement
Health Topics A - Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z



    Advertisement
    What's New on Medindia
    World Hypertension Day 2022 - Measure Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer!
    Drinking This Popular Beverage May Drop Dementia Risk
    Worst Mistakes Parents Make When Talking to Kids
    View all
    Advertisement

    Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
    Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

    Most Popular on Medindia

    Find a Hospital Selfie Addiction Calculator Nutam (400mg) (Piracetam) A-Z Drug Brands in India Blood Donation - Recipients Drug Side Effects Calculator Blood Pressure Calculator Color Blindness Calculator The Essence of Yoga Sinopril (2mg) (Lacidipine)

    Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

    © All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2022

    This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use