The pain that comes with chronic migraines is often not only unbearable, but the agonizing discomfort can put everything else in your life on hold.
For people who suffer from repeated migraines, going through the entire list of over-the-counter medications often results in nothing more than a brief relief from pain followed by a return of discomfort.
Why Migraines are so Hard to Treat
According to an essay published in the American Family Physician Journal, migraines are particularly hard to treat because so many people are unresponsive to certain medications. While doctors aren’t entirely sure why people respond differently to different treatment options, this reality makes migraines one of the hardest chronic illnesses to treat.
Migraines account for at least 5% of all medical admissions to hospitals and 4.4% of all consultations to general practitioners. Physicians Premier City Base ER located in City Base, Texas receives a number of patients suffering from severe migraines.
The Best Treatment Options
As a first recourse, most doctors recommend a heavy dose of analgesics, including acetaminophen and aspirin. High dosages of caffeine paired with these analgesics can boost the pain-relieving effect of such medicines.
If analgesics aren´t doing the trick, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can also be employed. Triptans can also be used as a first resort. Finally, intravenous antiemetics can be used to treat migraine pain that is nonresponsive to other types of treatment options.
If you, or someone you know, suffers from severe, chronic migraine pain, consider checking out Physicians Premier to learn about the latest treatment options that can help.
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