Take The Right Painkillers In The Right Amount
An aspirin a day, many migraine sufferers discover, helps keep the migraine away. Aspirin has fallen out of favor as a pain reliever for many conditions, because of its tendency to cause stomach upset and because of the fact that people who take aspirin aren't as likely to need a prescription for an anticoagulant like Plavix. Most doctors don't recommend aspirin for most conditions. For migraine, however, aspirin is still a good, if not 100% effective, painkiller. It's a good idea, unless you are allergic to aspirin or you take other medications for which the doctor has told you not to take aspirin, to take one aspirin at the beginning of an attack. Not two, not ten, one aspirin. Just one. It won't stop the attack, but it will help. Most people who have migraines also benefit from taking an 81 mg "baby" aspirin once a day as a regular health routine. Regular use of aspirin, if you are not allergic to it, and if you do not have stomach ulcers, will probably help you feel better over the long run.