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How to Cure a Migraine

Updated on July 21, 2009

How to cure a migraine headache? Well, what is a migraine in the first place? In short, it is when you get some combination of headaches, nausea, and increased sensitivity to light as well as sound.

How to cure a migraine quick

Treatment starts first by alleviating the severity of the headaches with either over the counter (OTC) drugs or prescription drugs. Although OTC drugs, which include Motrin Migraine Pain, Excedrin Migraine, and Advil Migraine can alleviate the pain, they aren’t as effective as prescription acetaminophen drugs (painkillers such as Tylenol). Next up in treating a migraine is taking care of the nausea in the form of ant emetics. Ant emetics, which are used to treat nausea from migraines often come in the form of antihistamines. Aside from the aforementioned medications, many doctors prescribe antidepressant medications (such as Tofranil, Elavil, and Prozac) to migraine sufferers because they are known to help prevent migraines. 

When looking for a migraine treatment you should decide whether you need a preventive treatment. Generally, if your migraines are very serious you need to consider preventive medications. On the other hand, you don’t need preventive medications (which you’d have to take daily) if the migraines are not too severe and don’t interfere with the quality of your life.

How to cure a migraine naturally, preventive techniques

Aside from pills and drugs that you can take to deal with your migraine, you can also take advantage of preventive techniques. Fact is, the more stressed out we are, the more likely it is that we will get a headache. Yes, there are things out there that we can’t control. A lot of times, things won’t go our way despite our best efforts. One of my favorite quotes goes something like this: Life is just a game. Don’t take it too seriously because no one gets out alive. Aside from just having a relaxed and easy-going mentality, engaging in exercise, expressing your emotions, working on your personal relationships, and developing healthy eating habits can lower your stress and, as a result, lower your chance of migraines.

Rather than popping in a migraine pill, try relaxing yourself by taking a nice warm bath, rest in your bed, getting a massage from a friend or family member, and/or applying an icepack to where your head hurts.     

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