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To effectively relieve migraine symptoms, the method by which you choose to take your medicine can be just as important as the type of medicine you use. Generally, if you want the fastest and most complete relief of your headache, then using the subcutaneous injection (either needleless or with a needle) is the best choice. Today, we can usually give people complete or near complete relief in as little as one to two hours. All of us who suffer from migraine, including myself, want meaningful relief in as little as 10 to 15 minutes or sooner. Unfortunately, this isn’t yet possible.

It’s important to consider that there may be times when your migraine is not alleviated by specific migraine medications. These particular medications may only partially work or may not work at all. This situation is actually quite common for most people, so you will need to have access to a backup or rescue medication(s). The most commonly used backup medications are non-steroidal, over-the-counter medicines like ibuprofen, naproxen, or salicylates (aspirin). Prescription non-steroidal medicines often last longer and are sometimes more effective, depending on the dosage. If you are experiencing severe nausea or have vomited, then other options should be considered. Ideally, you should have an anti-nausea medicine available so you can take it before the nausea gets worse. There are many oral anti-nausea medications (anti-emetics) available that you can discuss with your physician.

When you are able to set up this method of treatment with your doctor, then you will be able to control your migraines. As a result, you’ll spend less time worrying about your next migraine attack. The key is to work with your doctor and learn how to control your migraines. Don’t let the migraines control you.


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