Migraines can be extremely disabling, especially if they aren’t treated in a timely manner. If you wait too long, the pain may become so strong that the medication won’t be able to relieve it or you may have nausea or vomiting that will prevent you from taking your medication.
Migraine attacks typically come on in the following way:
A migraine diary is a simple and effective way to gain a better understanding of how your migraine attacks evolve. Note the following details in your diary:
You can try to identify the factors that trigger your migraine attacks. This may not be easy as they can vary from one attack to another. Some typical triggers include lack of sleep, irregular meals, stress, menstruation, dehydration, certain foods, and alcoholic beverages.
If your current treatment is ineffective or is causing unwanted side effects, consult your pharmacist. They will assess your situation and propose solutions.
Ask your pharmacist for advice before taking medication for other types of pain, to ensure that it is compatible with your migraine medication.
The information contained herein is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide complete information on the subject matter or to replace the advice of a health professional. This information does not constitute medical consultation, diagnosis or opinion and should not be interpreted as such. Please consult your health care provider if you have any questions about your health, medications or treatment.