Every responds differently to medication and what might be an excellent migraine medicine for one person may be of no use to another.
There are a good many migraine medications available today. Your doctor will be able to work with you to find the most effective treatment. All the best.
This is from https://www.drugs.com/enc/migraine.html
"... Many different medications are available for people with migraines. Medicines are used to:
Reduce the number of attacks
Stop the migraine once early symptoms occur
Treat the pain and other symptoms
If you have frequent migraines, your doctor may prescribe medicine to reduce the number of attacks. Such medicine needs to be taken every day in order to be effective. Such medications may include:
Antidepressants such as amitriptyline
Blood pressure medicines such as beta blockers (propanolol) or calcium channel blockers (verapamil)
Seizure medication such as valproic acid, gabapentin, and topiramate
Selective norepinephrine uptake inhibitor (SNRIs) such as venlafaxine
Botulinum toxin (Botox) injections may also help reduce migraine attacks.
STOPPING AN ATTACK
Other medicines are taken at the first sign of a migraine attack. Over-the-counter pain medications such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or aspirin are often helpful, especially when your migraine is mild. If these don't help, ask your doctor about prescription medications. (Be aware, however, that overuse or misuse of such pain medications may result in rebound headaches.Chronic rebound headaches typically occur in people who take pain medications more than 3 days a week on an ongoing basis.)
Your doctor can select from several different types of medications, including:
Triptans -- the most frequently prescribed medicines for stopping migraine attacks -- such as almotriptan (Axert), frovatriptan (Frova), rizatriptan (Maxalt), sumatriptan (Imitrex), and zolmitriptan (Zomig)
Ergots such as dihydroergotamine or ergotamine with caffeine (Cafergot)
These medications come in different forms. Patients who have nausea and vomiting with their migraines may be prescribed a nasal spray, suppository, or injection instead of pills."
See also: https://www.drugs.com/condition/migraine.html
The advice that suzanne66 gave you is the best you will find anywhere. I have had Migraine headaches for 60 yrs and have tried everything. See your Doctor and take the list of things that Suzanne mentioned with you. If your Doctor does not seem to sure about Migraines,(many Doctors are unfamiliar with them), then see a Neurologist. They are the experts.
I used to take Cafergot suppositories(ergotomine), and they worked fast, but I had to stop because of severe side effects. I cannot take the Triptans (Maxalt, Imitrex) because I have a heart condition. I now take a Beta Blocker (Nadolol) to cut down on the # of attacks and Fioricet for mild headaches and Fioricet with
Codeine for severe ones. They are the ONLY things that work for me, but remember everyone is different.
I wish you the best. Keep us posted.
As stated, Suzanne has given you excellent advice. The best person to advise you is your physician. Im just the opposite of the others who have posted here. I was tried on the fioricets for a while, with no luck. Then I was placed on Topamax to "ward off" the migraines. I've had great success with this combination. In the event I do have a migraine, I take Imitrex, 100mg, and boom, my migraine is gone! So as you can see, there is a very wide scope of suggestions. My advice to you is to follow Suzanne's suggestion and discuss this at length with your physician. I wish you luck in finding a solution!
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