Some people also use
other kinds of treatments , such as
acupuncture. These may help reduce the pain or the
number of migraines you have.
When you feel a
migraine coming on:
Stop what you are doing, and take your
medicine. Don't wait for the migraine to get worse. Take
your medicine exactly as your doctor told you to.
Rest in a quiet,
dark room. Close your eyes, and try to relax or go to sleep. Don't watch TV or
read. Put a cold pack or cool cloth on the painful area.
Be careful when you use your migraine medicines. Taking
them too often can cause you to get another headache when you stop taking the
medicine. This is called a
rebound headache. If you are taking headache
medicine more than 2 days a week, or if you get more than 3 headaches a
month, talk to your doctor.