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Migraine Headaches, Vision Effects (cont.)

Self-Care at Home for Migraines

Migraineurs should avoid dietary triggers of migraine. They should exercise and sleep as needed and take medications as prescribed. Most migraineurs benefit from some form of antimigraine therapy.

Migraine Medical Treatment

Patient Comments

After making the diagnosis, the doctor should provide counseling about treatments that do not include taking drugs, for example, regular rest, good sleep habits, and exercise. The doctor may ask neurologists, neuro-ophthalmologists, and/or neurosurgeons for their opinions and help.

Migraineurs should avoid potential triggering factors.

  • They may need to stop taking drugs that worsen the headache.
  • If oral contraceptives (birth control pills) or hormone replacement therapy might be a potential trigger mechanism, it is best to reduce dosages (if possible). If headaches persist, the migraineur, in consultation with the doctor, should consider stopping hormone therapy.
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