It is known that continuous use of medication over extended periods of time to treat migraines can make the condition even worse. Doctors have discovered that prescription medicine for migraines might be a cause for chronic migraines in patients.
It is important to maintain mental heath as it is with physical wellness. Therefore caution should be exercised when using any form of prescription drugs to treat migraines.
It is advisable for patients who suffer from headaches to avoid dependence on pain killers which are available as over the counter or prescribed medication. This may cause rebound or more headaches. Patients who use medication several days in a week are at risk of developing dependence on such drugs.
Migraines can be triggered by lack of enough sleep, intakes of high calories, stressful situation such as holidays and travel, etc. Symptoms of a migraine include; throbbing headaches on one side that last a few hours and can go on for days, nausea, and sensitivity to light or sound. Patients will notice that activity or movements make the situation worse.
It is possible for patients to prevent occasional migraines from developing into chronic migraines. Patients can use migraine prevention drugs; these are available as drugs that lower blood pressure also known as beta blockers, and epilepsy drugs. Some forms of antidepressant drugs can be used for the problem. However, before starting on any form of drug, it is advisable to know the side effects associated with it.