How to Reduce Migraine Pain Using Common Sense Methods..

Migraine pain is intense, throbbing, and pounding.

 What migrainures want is short term and long term pain relief. Better explained, short term is when a migrainure trips up and has an attack. Then something to take the intense pain away is a must. Long term migraine pain relief can be obtained by simply learning about migraines, what they are, and what can give, cause, or trigger one.

Each migraine sufferer that consumes Over the Counter, and even doctor prescribed pain relievers without knowing what can trigger their migraine may unknowable end up suffering with the same thing that 85% of migrainures end up with. That's daily headaches called rebounds. At the very best migraines have to be manage if possible. We know that ten to fifteen percent have a hard time of gaining relief from their pain.


Short term migraine pain relief.

Triptans are probably the most prescribed medicine for aborting a migraine attack.  They are:

  • Almotriptan (Axert) 
  • Rizatriptan (Maxalt) 
  • Zolmitriptan (Zomig) 
  • Naratriptan (Amerge) 
  • Sumatriptan  6 mg self injection and works the fastest. 
  • Sumatriptan nasal spray faster than tablets. (Wife took this sometimes)
  • Sumatriptan (Imitrex) is the original and comes in 25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg. 
  • Frovatriptan (Frova) is helpful for menstrual.

Some doctors may prescribe Opioids such as:

  • Codeine 
  • Oxycodone

 Nausea and vomiting are also two migraine symptoms that have to be treated. Migraine headache medications for that are:

  • Reglan 
  • Phenergan 
  • Compazine 

These can be taken orally or rectally.

It's said that over two migraines a month treated with these quick pain relievers can quite possibility cause rebound headaches. If the attacks become more frequent pain relievers have to be considered as the cause. 


Treatment of mild to moderate migraine pain.

  • Ibuprofen taken up to 800 Mg every four hours as needed. It's an anti-inflammatory drug.
  • Aspirin without caffeine. 
  • Naproxen 
  • Acetaminophen with no caffeine.

For long term migraine pain relief try to avoid.

Migrainures should look at how to gain long term migraine pain relief. Taking pain medicine during an attack is a must, but effort has to be made to find what causes the pain. Here's an example of what can trigger migraines.  Each sufferer eats, drinks, or comes in contact each day with something that may be adding to the migraine pain level.

Reading our food triggers page will give an idea of how many foods and beverages can be a potential migraine trigger to some migrainures. Once you add everything else that are well known causes or triggers in there, and the thinking cap has to be used. Such things as:

  • Caffeine found in some foods and about all drinks and coffee. 
  • Alcohol found in beer and wines. 
  • Diary products such as aged cheese. 
  • MSG found in most processed foods, especially canned soups. 
  • All processed meats such as ham, hot dogs, bacon, and sausage. 
  • Breads, cookies, cakes, and donuts.
  • Anger 
  • Stress 
  • Poor sleeping habits. 
  • Consuming alcohol
  • Large amounts of caffeine each day. 
  • Two triggers for most women is menstrual, and taking birth control pills.
  • Some sufferers can not tolerate scents such as perfumes and colognes. 
  • Pay attention to any drink or food (found in over 6,000 products) that contains artificial sweeteners in them. 
  • Missing meals will give migraine attacks. 

Our food page has more. It's thought that about a third of all migraine attacks come from foods. In adults, somewhere between twenty, to fifty percent have a reduction, or elimination of their migraines just by a food or drink that triggers them.


Taking feverfew along with other supplements may help with long term relief.

On the market today are such products as MigreLief with combinations of herbs, vitamins, and magnesium that specificity targets migraines to give relief. They are:

Any of these can be found in Amazon. Herbs have been used many years before conventional medicines came about.


Short term migraine pain relief is from taking preventive medicine, and pain relievers such as one of the triptans.

For long term migraine pain relief, education about migraines, keeping a diary and paying close attention to your attacks and what you came in contact with, and also taking the tested, tried, and doctor approved supplements above will in the long run help. It will not make the pain worst. Migrainures account for about 50% of their own relief.

Thanks for reading, we hope this gave the info you needed.

Our last page is about hemiplegic migraines, and our next page is about complicated migraines. These are unusual migraines to say the least.  Home page from migraine pain.

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Even pillows for migraines help tremendously when the pain originates from the neck area. Herbs and Vitamins such as the ones mentioned above are helpful for some sufferers. Most are very inexpensive, and you may find something that will work for your type of headache. All can be found by searching Amazons many headache products. 

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