Treatment Options

Treatment Options

While there is no cure for Chronic Migraine, there are treatments to help manage it. Most treatments fall into 2 groups—acute or preventive. Talk to a Neurologist to find out how acute and preventive medications may benefit you. If you have not seen a Neurologist yet, talk to your GP about obtaining a referral to one who specialises in headache management.

Download our migraine diaries to help aid in a discussion with your doctor about your headaches and medication use.


Acute medications

Acute medications
Acute medications are available over the counter or by prescription and taken as needed. The idea is to stop the pain once it has begun.

Preventive (prophylactic) medications

Preventive (prophylactic) medications
These medications are prescribed to prevent headaches before they start. For people who do not respond well to acute medications, experience a great impact on their lives due to migraine, or have a high frequency of migraine attacks, the doctor may consider preventive therapy.

Unlike treatments used at the start of a migraine, preventive medications are taken on a regular basis with the goal to reduce frequency and severity of attacks.

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