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How do medications treat postdrome phase?

Migraine medications have both a positive and negative effect on the postdrome phase of migraine headaches. Medications like beta-blockers and calcium channel blockers help to prevent migraines. Medications like tricyclic antidepressants help in managing your headache. While these medications help avoid a strong migraine they can also add to the hung-over feeling of the postdrome phase. Additionally, medications that deal with estrogen levels in women, like birth control, should be avoided since they tend to worsen migraine headaches.

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