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Migraine Treatment Overview

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Care Plan


First steps to consider

  • You can treat occasional migraines with at-home care.
  • Try OTC pain medications or prescription migraine medications that have been prescribed for you.
  • Avoid known triggers and try to rest.

When you may need a provider

  • Migraines occur more than about 8 days a month, or they interfere with your quality of life.
  • You have bad headaches but have never been diagnosed.
  • Your migraine medications aren’t helping or a migraine lasts more than about 3 days.

Emergency Care

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Go to the ER or call 911 if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Worst headache of your life
  • Fever
  • Neck stiffness
  • Confusion
  • Recent head injury
  • More than one episode of vomiting
  • Loss of vision

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