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  1. Antidepressants for Migraine 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 Take Medicine to Prevent Migraines?

  2. Beta-Blockers for Migraine Headaches

    Drug details for Beta-blockers for migraine headaches.

  3. Migraine Phases

    WebMD explains the symptoms of the four phases of a migraine headache: early warning signs, aura, attack phase, and post-migraine phase.

  4. Ocular Migraine

    WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of ocular migraine -- a type of migraine that can cause temporary vision loss.

  5. What Kind of Migraine Is It?

    What kind of migraine do you have? Check these tips.

  6. Hemicrania Continua

    WebMD discusses the symptoms and treatments of hemicranias continua, a continuous headache on one side of the head.

  7. Headache Triggers and Exercise

    A brief explanation of how exercise -- and other forms of exertion -- can cause headaches.

  8. Drugs to Prevent Tension Headaches

    Here is a list of antidepressants used to treat tension headaches.

  9. Butterbur for Migraines - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Headaches: Managing a Headache

  10. Butterbur for Migraines - Topic Overview

    Petasites hybridus plant extract, known as butterbur, has been used for years to prevent migraine headaches. Studies show it is effective at reducing the frequency of migraines.1Experts are not sure what causes migraines.Researchers are unclear exactly how butterbur helps to prevent migraines. But some research suggests that it may prevent swelling and relieve pressure on the blood vessels. Another theory is that it may affect calcium channels, which experts also believe may be related to migraines. More research is needed to find out how butterbur helps prevent migraines.Butterbur is available as a supplement (tablet or capsule). It is marketed under the brand name Petadolex. It is important to find butterbur that has been standardized (which means you receive the same amount of active ingredient in every dose) with guaranteed potency. Do not consume butterbur from the plant itself because it has toxic properties, which are removed in the standardized supplement.Some people may

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