All of us deal with the occasional headache. When we feel them coming on, we tend to drink some water, take an ibuprofen, and rest our eyes for a little while. Maybe eat a small snack. The headache recedes, and we’re free to move on with our day.

A segment of our population, however, suffers from chronic migraine headaches. For them, treatment options are more varied and complex.

If that’s you, we’re here to help.

Chronic Migraine Treatment Options

Depending on the cause or severity of your migraine headaches, you could find relief through some of the following methods.

Remedies and Routines

Many people who deal with chronic migraines have attested to finding a measure of relief through taking these steps:

  • Developing good routines around hydration and nutrition
  • Logging their headaches to learn what triggers them
  • Sleeping on a set schedule
  • Exercising regularly
  • Managing stress
  • Losing weight

In addition, when they do feel a migraine coming on, they say that lying down in a dark, quiet room can often help lessen the severity of their symptoms.

Medications

While those who only deal with occasional migraines may treat them with over-the-counter pain relievers, those whose migraines are chronic and/or severe may be prescribed medications from their doctors.

According to Healthline, some of the more commonly prescribed drugs for migraine headaches include

  • analgesics/NSAIDs
  • dopamine antagonists
  • ergotamines
  • triptans

Doctors may also prescribe Beta blockers, Angiotensin blockers, or another in a wide array of FDA-approved medications.

Devices

Certain prescription devices have been found effective in treating/preventing chronic migraine headaches. By providing neuromodulation, sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) stimulation, or something similar, they seek to interrupt the body’s migraine cycle.

Treatment Combinations

Most likely, those dealing with chronic migraine headaches will do best with some combination of available treatment methods.

Both through managing their lifestyles and by seeking care of a qualified medical health professional, even those with acute conditions have hope of reversing the worst of their symptoms.

But change won’t come through inaction.

Acting Sooner Rather Than Later

The majority of those who suffer from chronic migraines were not born with their conditions. At some point, their migraines started. Then, over time, their occurrences began to escalate.

While many of us dislike taking time out of our busy schedules to visit the doctor and deal with health issues, we must consider how much time we will lose if we wait until our migraines are daily occurrences before we decide to seek help.

 The Importance of Seeking Treatment

Chronic migraine headaches are difficult to deal with, and those who suffer from them often find themselves grappling secondary concerns such as anxiety, depression, and insomnia.

Don’t wait until things get too far.

Contact a qualified health provider today.

Stop Migraines Can Help

Chronic migraines can be life-altering, and the associated struggles can feel unbearable.

Fortunately, you don’t have to suffer alone. Help is available.

For more information on how you can find relief from chronic migraines and access tools to reach a diagnosis and helpful treatments, please contact Stop Migraines today.

We look forward to serving you.

 

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