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There may not be a cure for migraine, but there there are different treatments available that you can try which can help to prevent your migraine and limit their effects.

Getting the best treatment will depend on things like your your age, weight, medical history, how often you have an attack and how bad they are. It is best to speak to your GP or neurologist about the treatment that is best for you.


Acute Treatments

These drugs are used to treat a migraine attack when it occurs, they include triptans, anti-inflammatories and anti-sickness medication.

Most of them are available by prescription only, so its best to speak to your GP or neurologist.              

Preventative Treatments   

These are taken on a daily basis to help reduce the frequency and severity of attacks.

Common ones include beta-blockers, anti-depressants, anti-siezure medications and serotonin agonists.


Complementary Treatments

Some people find that trying different options other than medication can work for them.

Things like acupuncture, cognitive behavioural therapy, physiotherapy and osteoptahy amongst many others can help.



Self Help measures
There are things that you can do to try and avoid having a migraine, such as keeping a diary and staying healthy.

For steps on preventing a migraine attack click here.

For information on managing exams and migraine click here.