Migraine relief?

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Hello,

Can anyone recommend an otc remedy for migraines?

Have tried prescribed meds in the past but they don't work.

Thanx 😢

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    Hello

    Excedrine  Migraine worked for me.  It does have caffeine in it.  Prescription drug I use Rizatriptian ODT 10 mg......then lay down for a while....works great for me!

    hope this helps!

    Wendy

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    I just 2 Anacins right away on the onset of the blind spots and zig zagging, and it does seem to nip it in the butt....but if I do not take them right away? I will get a devastating headache..at times I might at times have to take another 2 Anacins in another 4 hrs, but it does keep me from getting the headache real bad..I have never had to take any prescription drugs for my migraines..
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    Hi Juliannah,

    The problem is with migraines the sollution isnt one treatment fits all.  So the meds you had from your dr were just a small amount of different ones they have to treat the condition.

    Also, there are many different types of migraine and causes too, some that will require going to see a neurologist.

    My advice would be, go back to your gp and say what hasnt worked and ask him to suggest a treatment that includes a reliever and a preventative.

    If nothing works go to see a neurologist who can arrange many tests to get you the right treatment.

    Good luck and let us know how you get on

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    I agree that everyone's different, but what sometimes works for me is either 2 Paracetamol or 2 Solpadeine (paracetamol and codeine), taken as soon as I notice that a migraine is coming on.  It's usually not effective if the pain has already started. 

    Other than that, I find OTC pain relief for migraine pretty useless.

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