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If I have migraines and I'm sick or having problems, what should I do?

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Ask yourself these questions:

1. Are my new symptoms a sign of migraines or another problem?

2. Should I change my migraine medication?

3. Should I try a complementary approach, such as biofeedback? 4. What can I do to avoid migraine triggers?

5. I take migraine medicine often, but still have migraines. What can I do?

From: Migraine Questions to Ask Your Doctor WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Migraine Headaches: Ways to Deal With the Pain."

Medscape: "Migraine Headache."

National Headache Foundation: "Migraine."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on December 13, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Migraine Headaches: Ways to Deal With the Pain."

Medscape: "Migraine Headache."

National Headache Foundation: "Migraine."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on December 13, 2017

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