When a migraine begins:
As soon as possible after the onset of symptoms of headache, take an analgesic such as aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen or the medicine prescribed by your doctor.
Rest in a quiet, dark room until symptoms improve . Putting a cool, moist cloth on your forehead can help.
Call your doctor immediately if you have unusual symptoms such as:
symptoms of the nervous system such as difficulty speaking, weakness of hands or feet, or paralysis;
You can do the following to prevent migraines:
Eat regular meals.
Avoid foods from the list below if eating them seems to be causing your headaches:
Wine and beer
Aged and processed cheeses
Aged, canned, cured and processed meat
Breads made with yeast and yeast extracts
Foods containing cheese, chocolate or nuts
Ask your doctor about avoiding medications that can cause headaches
If you are taking birth control pills or other female hormones, ask your doctor if you should stop taking them
Ask your doctor about medications you can take daily to try to prevent migraine headaches
Get regular rest
Try to balance work, relaxation, recreation and rest in your life
Try to recognize and avoid stress
Do not drive a car during migraine
If your symptoms get worse or if they do not improve when taking medicine, make another appointment with your doctor. It may take several visits to find the best way to control your headaches.