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How can I get the most out of my headache treatment plan?

Dawn Marcus
Neurology
Headache treatment can be complicated. Writing down the instructions and reviewing them before you leave the office will make it easier to remember how to treat your headaches at home. Acute-care medicines cannot be taken more than a few days per week, while preventive medicines must be used daily in order to work. It also may take 2-3 months to get the full benefit of preventive medications. While some doctors will review the headache treatment plan with you, others may have their nurse or assistant explain the headache program to you. It is a good idea to carefully write down your headache treatment program and confirm that this is the correct strategy. Also, you can ask your pharmacist to clarify any medication questions that weren't asked or answered in the doctor's office. It is essential that you have a good idea of how and when to take your medications and what they are for.
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