Chronic Migraine Treatment Options You Should Know

Looking for migraine treatment options to stop (or at least reduce) the pain of a migraine?

Or maybe you experience frequent migraines and are looking for options to prevent future ones? 

Up next is a list of the top chronic migraine treatments recommended by the experts.

Please note that all medications come with potential side effects and you should talk with a medical professional to find the best treatment options for you.

Medication To Relieve Migraine Headache Pain

When you’re suffering from a migraine, relieving the pain is priority number one.

The medications below are the most common ones used for pain relief by migraine sufferers. 

  • Over the counter pain relievers (these include ibuprofen and aspirin as well as meds like Excedrin Migraine that combine caffeine, acetaminophen and aspirin)
  • Opioids (especially those that contain codeine)
  • Triptans (prescription drugs including rizatriptan and sumatriptan)
  • Ubrogepant (can help with pain relief as well as other symptoms such as light/sound sensitivity)
  • Dihdroergotamines (can be given via injection or a nasal spray)
  • Lasmiditan (oral medication that helps with pain, nausea and light/sound sensitivity)

Up next, migraine treatment medications aimed at prevention.

Migraine Treatment Medications Aimed at Prevention

Those who suffer from frequent migraines look for medications to help limit the number of migraines they get.

These medications can also help reduce the severity of migraines and how long they last.

  • Antidepressants
  • Botox injections
  • Blood pressure drugs
  • Anti-seizure drugs
  • CGRP Inhibitors

Up next, non drug migraine treatments options.

Non Drug Migraine Treatments Options 

For those looking for migraine relief and/or prevention that doesn’t involve taking drugs, there are some options for you.

Here are the most common non drug treatment options:

  • Counseling (specifically acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness practice
  • Supplements (ie. magnesium)
  • Cefaly (an electrical stimulation device that is worn like a headband)

If you are looking for chronic migraine treatment options please consult with a medical professional to get a proper medical diagnosis and to determine any appropriate treatment.