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What are some common migraine medicines?

I believe my migraines are weather related. I get a nasty one every time a storm rolls in. I’ve tried sinus medicines, excedrin migraine, advil with coffee, a humidifier, nothing works. My head hurts so bad and I get so nauseaus I throw up. I was wondering if prescription migraine meds have any effect on weather related migraines, and what side effects they have? Can someone on birth control take them? Thanks.

Chosen Answer:

If you are looking for a prescription medication with out side effects well, there are side effects to everything.

If your very susceptible to Migraines it may be wise to go on a preventive daily medicine. It sucks to have to take something daily but it is worth it to not have a banger of a migraine in the long run or not have them frequently. I started taking Topomax about 1year ago and at first really didn’t care for it, but now realize life is much better on it than without it.

I have a hard time taking onset medication because they make me feel really sick, high pulse, burning sensation. Those that are offered like Relpax, Maxalt, Zomig, Imitrex the list is forever long. They may also work for you though, they have to be taken at the first onset of your migrane.

Speak with your GP and see if he/she will refer you to a neurologist who specializes in migranes, that is where I seen the best luck.
by: tropicalg77
on: 27th March 07




9 Comments to “What are some common migraine medicines?”

  1. joker Says:

    Morphine, pot

  2. KAtiiE ♥ Says:

    excendrin is pretty strong two will knock you on your asss for the day

    tylenol

    advil

    all are pretty good i recomend excendrin though

  3. anniegirl Says:

    Zomig, maxalt, imetrix, All are taken on set of migraine. There are also migraine preventive medications such as topamax. check with your primary care doc.

  4. theoutcrop Says:

    relpax worked for me, but now i’m pregnant and have to suffer…

    side effect i used to have was just lightheadedness. you take relpax at the onset of the migraine (as soon as your head starts to feeling tight). can also take phenegrin to help with the nausea.

    go to a neurologist and discuss your migraines with him. there is no reason to suffer!!!

    good luck!

  5. smitty Says:

    Over-the-counter pain medications like you describe often do little to relieve a migraine, regardless of the cause. Talk to your doctor, there are many choices out there now that really do work. And I’m sure many can be taken with birth control.

  6. tropicalg77 Says:

    If you are looking for a prescription medication with out side effects well, there are side effects to everything.

    If your very susceptible to Migraines it may be wise to go on a preventive daily medicine. It sucks to have to take something daily but it is worth it to not have a banger of a migraine in the long run or not have them frequently. I started taking Topomax about 1year ago and at first really didn’t care for it, but now realize life is much better on it than without it.

    I have a hard time taking onset medication because they make me feel really sick, high pulse, burning sensation. Those that are offered like Relpax, Maxalt, Zomig, Imitrex the list is forever long. They may also work for you though, they have to be taken at the first onset of your migrane.

    Speak with your GP and see if he/she will refer you to a neurologist who specializes in migranes, that is where I seen the best luck.

  7. reinst8 Says:

    You need to see a specialist (neurologist or headache and pain management doctor.)
    Weather is one of the biggest causes of my migraines.
    OTC meds don’t work for me. (And you should know that some sinus meds make it worse.)
    A specialist will help you by giving you strategies and meds to help with the pain. There are preventative meds and special migraine meds for break through pain. Triptans (Imetrex, Maxalt, Axert etc.) are designed to be take at the first sign of a migraine. They work well.
    There are lots of other things you can do too. Treatments like nerve blocks, acupuncture, craniosacral therapy all have worked well for me.
    My specialist also taught me to meditate and belly breathe through the pain. No I’m able to reduce the pain by meditating.
    There are tons of strategies.. your first stop should be a specialist.
    Good luck.

  8. Some Dude Says:

    There’s a new development in migraine therapy:
    http://www.neurologyreviews.com/feb04/nr_feb04_foramen.html

  9. t Says:

    Headache is a pain in the head, scalp or neck.
    Headaches can be caused by minor problems
    like eyestrain, lack of coffee or more serious reasons
    like head injury, brain tumors, encephalitis and
    meningitis. Taking painkillers continuously can
    have harmful side effects, so it is better to
    modify your lifestyle. More information available at