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  1. Migraines: Finding and Avoiding Triggers

    The best way to manage migraine headaches is to avoid them. By identifying and avoiding migraine triggers, you can help reduce the frequency and severity of attacks. While some triggers may be out of your control, others are easily avoidable. The following points can help you prevent a migraine:Identify your migraine triggers in a headache diary(What is a PDF document?).Get regular sleep and ...

  2. Cluster Headaches - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Headaches: Should I Have Imaging Tests to Find Out What's Causing My Headaches? ...

  3. Migraine Headaches - Medications

    Two kinds of medicines are used to treat migraines: Medicines to stop a migraine. These are sometimes called abortive medicines. These may be over-the-counter or prescription medicines. If you take the medicine at the first sign you're getting a migraine,you may stop the headache before it starts. Medicines to prevent migraines. These drugs are often called preventive medicines. You get ...

  4. Migraine Headaches - Living With Migraine Headaches

    You may have fewer migraines-and less pain when you do get them-by trying to: Find and avoid triggers for your headaches. Keep a headache diary (What is a PDF document?) to find out what triggers your migraines. Take medicine as your doctor advises to prevent and stop migraines. Take your medicine right away when you think that you are getting a migraine. Reduce stress with relaxation and ...

  5. Treating Your Own Headaches

    You may find relief from headache pain without using medication. WebMD offers tips.

  6. Pain Management and Tension Headaches

    WebMD explains tension headaches, including their causes and treatments.

  7. Migraines, Headaches, and Relationships

    Chronic migraine headaches can seriously disrupt family life. WebMD offers tips for managing hurt feelings and planning for migraine down time.

  8. What Happens During a Migraine?

    Learn what happens during a migraine, including the phases and symptoms of this type of headache.

  9. Alternative Treatments for Migraines and Headaches

    Learn more from WebMD about alternative migraine and headache treatments, such as herbal supplements, biofeedback and acupuncture.

  10. Frequently Asked Questions About Headaches

    WebMD answers basic questions about headaches and migraines, including causes, treatment, and prevention.

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