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Is there a cure for migraine?

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There is no cure for migraine, but many drugs can treat or even prevent some the headaches. You can also get migraines less often when you avoid triggers that cause them, such as drinking red wine or getting too little sleep.

SOURCES: National Headache Foundation: "Migraine."

Stewart, W. Annals of Neurology, February 1997.

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

Medical Clinics of North America, March 2009.

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on July 18, 2020

SOURCES: National Headache Foundation: "Migraine."

Stewart, W. Annals of Neurology, February 1997.

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

Medical Clinics of North America, March 2009.

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on July 18, 2020

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