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How do doctors treat migraine with aura?

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The prescription medications are called triptans and include such medicines as almotriptan (Axert), eletriptan (Relpax), frovatriptan (Frova), naratriptan (Amerge), rizatriptan (Maxalt) and sumatriptan (Imitrex). Ergots (Migergot, Cafergot) may also be effective in treating migraine pain.

Other medications can encourage sleep and ease related symptoms such as nausea and vomiting.

A technique called a transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) uses a pulse of magnetic energy to stimulate part of your brain, which may stop or lessen the pain. You'll need a prescription to get this gadget, which you put on the back of your head when you feel a migraine starting.

From: Migraine Headaches With Aura WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Migraine Foundation: "Migraine and Aura."

Mayo Clinic: "Migraine with aura."

eMedicine.com: "Headache, Migraine," "Migraine Headache: Pediatric Perspective."

International Headache Society: "International Classification of Headache Disorders, edition 2."

eMedicineHealth.com: "Alternative and Complementary Approaches to Migraines and Headaches."

American Headache Society: "Cefaly for Migraine Prevention?"

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 27, 2018

SOURCES:

American Migraine Foundation: "Migraine and Aura."

Mayo Clinic: "Migraine with aura."

eMedicine.com: "Headache, Migraine," "Migraine Headache: Pediatric Perspective."

International Headache Society: "International Classification of Headache Disorders, edition 2."

eMedicineHealth.com: "Alternative and Complementary Approaches to Migraines and Headaches."

American Headache Society: "Cefaly for Migraine Prevention?"

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 27, 2018

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