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Some remedies to treat migraine

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Migraine is a difficult condition in which intense headaches can be triggered by a number of factors. Some of these factors include stress, noise, exertion and certain medications or foods. Migraine is a type of headache that causes an intense throbbing sensation in one area of the head. Migraine can cause nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light or sound.

Migrain

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In many people, the problem of migraine can be very serious.

Factors

The specific cause of migraine is not known. The following are some of the factors that can trigger migraine pain in a human:

Some types of oral contraceptives, red wines, aged cheeses, preservatives used in smoked meats, monosodium glutamate, artificial sweeteners, chocolate, dairy products, oversleeping, alcohol beverages, stress, exposure to bright lights, loud noises or strong smells. Medical research findings reveal that barometric pressure has been described as leading cause of migraine.

Medicines

The following list of medicines you can use to treat your migraine but after due consultation of your doctor. These medicines are: Acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxen sodium, sumatriptan, rizatriptan, eletriptan, zolmitriptan, naratriptan, almotriptan and frovatriptan may be extremely effective in treating migraines. Some medications are appropriate for home use and others require a doctor's advice.

Treatments

Some other migraine treatments are: Intravenous or nasal use of Dihydroergotamine (DHE 45), diclofenac and narcotic pain medication.

Overuse of many of the medications used to treat migraine headache can lead to increased headache frequency, or even daily headaches. This type of headache phenomenon is known as medication overuse headache. There are many different medications which have been shown to be effective in treating migraine. You can take blood pressure medications such as Propranolol, Nadolol, Verapamil, Clan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan and Flunarizine. You can take anti-seizure medications like divalproex sodium (Depakote and others), topiramate (Topamax) and gabapentin (Neurontin, Gralise) and antidepressant medications (amitriptyline and venlafaxine) and other supplements like magnesium, butterbur and riboflavin).

The specific medication which is selected for a patient is dependent on many other factors, including age, sex, blood pressure and other pre-existing medical conditions.

Home remedies

Some of these home remedies you can try:

1.    Use Lavender Oil: Lavender oil can be either inhaled or applied topically.

2.    Use Peppermint: Peppermint is a soothing home remedy that has been shown to benefit headaches caused by tension.

3.    Basil Oil: Basil is a strong-scented herb which certainly tastes and smells good. Basil works as a muscle relaxant. It is especially helpful for headaches caused by tension and tight muscles.

4.    Regular scalp massage: Do-it-yourself scalp massages can be an effective way to reduce migraine pain. A message with good techniques always feels great. Message reduces migraine pain to a great extent.

5.    Take Feverfew daily: Feverfew is commonly known as herbal headache treatment. One study showed improvement in migraine pain among people who took daily feverfew in combination with white willow, another herbal home remedy.

6.    Flaxseed: Flaxseed can help provide headache relief. Flaxseed is rich in omega-3s. Flaxseed can be used in several forms as a home remedy.

7.    Buckwheat: The usefulness of Buckwheat as a home remedy for headaches and migraine pain comes from rutin.

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References

1. Ultimate Migraine Solution

2. Migraine Information

3. Migraine Fact Sheet