Migraine Headache : Diagnosis & Treatment

Diagnosis
Diagnosis is usually done by assessing the pattern of development of headache, family history of migraine and the response to analgesics taken to stop the headache.

Treatment
The treatment is aimed at avoiding the triggering factors of headache.

Take medicines which can prevent the headache. Several medications may be advised to relieve symptoms. The response of migraine to medications is highly variable. Analgesics may reduce pain if they are taken early in the development of the headache.

Resting in darkened room without any noises often reduces the severity of symptoms.

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