Millions of people around the world have migraines, and women have this problem more often than men. These headaches are characterized by moderate to severe pulsating pain in one side of the head. Some factors can intensify the pain and should be excluded to prevent the migraine attack development and deterioration.
Light, sounds, or foods and smells can increase the physical pain in people who suffer from migraines. Some people experience aura – visual disturbances such as vision deterioration, flickering, lights, lines, blurred vision.
The appearances of aura are typically considered as the first sign of coming migraine attack. Still the symptoms of migraine differ from a person to person.
Depression, irritability, or nausea is among the common symptoms which often accompany migraine headaches. Many people also have vomiting and general ill-feeling.
Types of migraines can be migraines with aura or without aura, migraines with severe pain or migraine with specific symptoms. The type of migraine headaches is identified by a doctor.
The frequency of migraines can be up to several times in a week and this significantly affects the life and everyday routines of a person. The need for treatment is absolutely necessary if a person has frequent and severe migraine attacks.
Simple painkillers can be very effective in managing migraines. Still for using any of the analgesic medicines a person should consult a doctor. Normally a doctor can try various medicines until the right one is found. The dosage of the medicine can be also altered during the treatment.
Some people associate certain things with migraine attacks. These things are called migraine provokers or triggers and may include: menstrual period, stress, foods, and red wine.
The treatment of migraines usually includes a single medicine or combination of medicines if necessary. Oral medicines called analgesics are often used to manage pain. Triptan medicines help to reduce the frequency of migraine attacks, facilitate the symptoms. Medicines to reduce vomiting and nausea can be also used if a person experiences symptoms of nausea.
People often find relief in resting in dark room, sleeping or being in a silent darkened place. Avoiding the triggers can also reduce the frequency of attacks.
If your migraines are severe, your doctor may prescribe medication to help prevent pain and other symptoms. Today the medicine called Excedrin is very popular remedy for migraine headaches. It combines three components: aspirin, acetaminophen, and caffeine. Working together these components help reduce the aches, facilitate the symptoms very fast.
Aspirin and acetaminophen are known for their analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. Caffeine increases the effects of aspirin and acetaminophen.
Do not use Excedrin for self-treatment. Always ask your doctor about safety of this medicine use for your condition.
Take Excedrin in the recommended dosage and as long as prescribed. Do not overdose or use it too frequently. For some patients the use of Excedrin is contraindicated. Before taking this medicine make sure you know all the information about this medicine.