Patients with chronic daily headache, or those having more than three migraines per month that are not well-controlled, may be candidates for preventives. A preventive is chosen with regard to the type of headache and presenting comorbidities while keeping the medication dose and any side-effects to a minimum. Medication selection and dosing may require significant trial and error since what may work in one individual may not work in another. The doses often need to be adjusted and thus patience is necessary with these medications. Additionally it is very important that the physician be available for phone consultations pertaining to the patient’s headaches and medicine. In using such medication, a realistic goal is to decrease the tension headache severity by 70%, not to completely eliminate it.
- CGRP QUESTIONS/ANSWERS
- New Butalbital Product(similar to Fioricet/Fiorinal/Esgic/Phrenilin)
- CGRP Migraine Monoclonal Injections: proceed with caution" from Dr. Robbins, M.D.
- "What Can Cause Stomach Pain and a Headache?" from Medical News Today
- CGRP AND SIDE EFFECTS: LETTER IN ‘HEADACHE”
- "The Truth About White (And Pink And Brown) Noise For Sleep" from CNN Health
- "Terrell Davis Recalls How A Debilitating Migraine Almost Took Him Out of Super Bowl XXXII" from People magazine
- "People With Migraine Really Are Affected By The Weather" from MigraineAgain
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