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Can drugs for migraines lead to remission?

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Some research suggests that drugs that treat migraines don't lead to remission. But they can make symptoms milder and attacks less frequent. So they can be useful in helping control migraines, even if they don't stop them. In the future, researchers may study whether any drugs can help lower the number of monthly attacks to the point of remission.

From: Is Migraine Remission Possible? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES :

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Migraine information page."

American Headache Society: "Remission from chronic migraine to episodic migraine: Rates, predictors, and consequences."

Neurology : "Rates, predictors, and consequences of remission from chronic migraine to episodic migraine."

Current Opinion in Neurology : "The prognosis of migraine."

American Journal of Epidemiology : "Methods for estimating remission rates from cross-sectional survey data: Application and validation using data from a national migraine study."

American Academy of Neurology: "What predicts remission from chronic migraine?"

Neurology : "Clinical course in migraine: Conceptualizing migraine transformation."

Reviewed by William Blahd on March 30, 2017

SOURCES :

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Migraine information page."

American Headache Society: "Remission from chronic migraine to episodic migraine: Rates, predictors, and consequences."

Neurology : "Rates, predictors, and consequences of remission from chronic migraine to episodic migraine."

Current Opinion in Neurology : "The prognosis of migraine."

American Journal of Epidemiology : "Methods for estimating remission rates from cross-sectional survey data: Application and validation using data from a national migraine study."

American Academy of Neurology: "What predicts remission from chronic migraine?"

Neurology : "Clinical course in migraine: Conceptualizing migraine transformation."

Reviewed by William Blahd on March 30, 2017

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