Is it possible to stop a migraine before it starts? A doctor outlines the two forms of treatment, alternative therapies, and lifestyle changes that can help.

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Sarah N., 39
New Orleans
I recognize which headaches are migraines in the making and immediately take my meds along with black coffee and very dark chocolate. That will often keep it at bay if I catch it at the first twinge.
Nicole V., 42
Manheim Township, PA
I have terrible migraines that I have figured out are connected to my hormonal cycle. The only thing that seems to help keep them at bay when I feel one come on is a sleep mask that puts pressure on my eyes.
Pam T., 43
Cleveland, OH
Since cutting certain foods from my diet, I rarely have migraines now.

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