What Are the Treatments for Migraine with Aura?

Q:
What are the treatments for migraine with aura?

A:
Migraines with aura account for about a quarter of all migraines. Even if you get auras, you may not have one with every migraine. Some children and older adults may get an aura without later pain.

You can use the following treatment options to relief migraine with aura:

  • Stay in a quiet, dark room. Try cold compresses or pressure on the painful areas.
  • Pain-relievers like aspirin, acetaminophen, or a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen or naproxen, may help.
  • The prescription medications such as rizatriptan (Maxalt) and sumatriptan (Imitrex) lessen the pain and associated features
  • Other medications can ease related symptoms such as nausea and vomiting.
  • A technique called a transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), uses a pulse of magnetic energy to stimulate part of your brain, which may stop or lessen the pain. You’ll need a prescription to get this gadget, which you put on the back of your head when you experience the aura starting.

These options will be based on the severity of your migraines and any of your other health conditions. Consult with your doctor and let him help you decide which option you should take.

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