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What can you do to prevent migraines?

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Stress management and relaxation training can help prevent your attacks or make them less severe.

Women who often get migraines around their periods can take preventive medicines when they know it’s that time of the month.

People also seem to have fewer migraines when they eat on a regular schedule and get enough rest. Regular exercise -- in moderation -- can also help prevent them.

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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