When is it time to start taking preventative medication?

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When is it time to start taking preventative medication?

Post by Tee on Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:17 am

Preventative medication can only be prescribed by your doctor. If you are getting more than 4 migraines a month, you may need to take a preventative medication.

They will hopefully, reduce the frequency and/or severity. However, please note, preventative treatments do not eliminate headaches entirely, so you may need to take a triptan as well.

The other downside is that they take a while to work to their full potential, expect to be on them for 3 - 6 months.

The side effects of these medications vary and can be hard to handily at times.

Preventative medication includes:

Beta Blockers
BOTOX®
Neuromodulators
Anti-depressants
Serotonin (5HT) Agonists
Calcium Channel Blockers

You should be able to find out more about these on other threads.
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