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How can you relieve the pain of migraines?

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Over-the-counter (OTC) drugs often work well for some people. The main ingredients are ibuprofen, aspirin, acetaminophen, and caffeine. That said, be careful when you take OTC pain meds because sometimes they can worsen headachez. If you use them too much, you can get rebound headaches or become dependent on them. If you take any OTC pain relievers more than three times a week or daily, it's time to see your doctor. She can suggest prescription meds that may be more effective.

From: Migraine Headaches WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: National Headache Foundation: "Migraine."

Stewart, W. February 1997. Annals of Neurology,

Daroff, R. Saunders, 2012. Bradley's Neurology in Clinical Practice, 6th edition,

Medical Clinics of North America, March 2009.

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Lawrence C. Newman on May 23, 2018

SOURCES: National Headache Foundation: "Migraine."

Stewart, W. February 1997. Annals of Neurology,

Daroff, R. Saunders, 2012. Bradley's Neurology in Clinical Practice, 6th edition,

Medical Clinics of North America, March 2009.

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Lawrence C. Newman on May 23, 2018

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