With migraines, you'll notice triggers that you will have a migraine soon. It is at this time that you should take the medication that works best for you. Over-the-counter medication such as ibuprofen (Advil) and acetaminophen (Tylenol) tend to be the most effective. If you've tried one and haven't found it very effective, be sure to try the other as well. These two drugs work by using different mechanisms and so depending on the cause of your migraine, one will likely work a lot better than the other. With the right drug, you should be able to prevent your migraines most of the time. If you get a migraine even after taking a drug when you notice the symptoms, spend time in a dark room with your eyes closed. Cold therapy can help to reduce the pain. Have a large container of water to avoid going out of the room to stay hydrated and to have something to take your treatment.
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