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What kind of meds are triptans?

I'm on a crapload of meds. Do they work?

Well, I get headaches and migraines daily still. I'm afraid to stop any meds in case they're working, but I'm on way too much. So where do I start?

  1. Hi ,

    Thank you for reaching out to us with your question.

    When we have four or more migraine attacks a month, it's time to discuss migraine prevention with the doctor. On the other hand if you're taking something to prevent, not just stop attacks, and still having them every day, it's time to talk about a dose adjustment or different migraine prevention medication.

    Triptans are medications that stop attacks, not prevent them and are meant to be taken two to three days a week, no more.

    In my opinion, if you're still having daily migraine pain, medications are not working. Time to check in with the doctor for a new plan.

    I hope today is a good day!
    Nancy Harris Bonk, Patient Advocate/Moderator

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