If you have several attacks, if your attacks negatively impact your life, you should then consider taking a preventative treatment.

This treatment is taken on a daily basis and aims to prevent attacks from occurring. “I used to have one attack every two months, and I would take 2 Motrin pills. Over the last six months, I have had several attacks per month; I have had to miss work, to cancel dates with my significant other. What should I do?”

IMPORTANT: Any headache that is unusual, progressive or different from your usual migraines should be investigated by a doctor and this website cannot replace a medical consultation.

It happens that migraine attacks become more frequent, either after an accident or during a stressful period in your life. Stopping the attacks is not enough anymore, they have to be prevented. Read the section about prophylactic treatments. Remember that if you take medication to stop attacks more than 10 to 15 days a week, you are at risk of developing a drug-induced headache. If you have a headache more than half of the time, you might have chronic migraine.