Migraine is a disease with risk of progression characterized by its recurrent attacks of moderate to severe headache pain. According to a study in 2016, migraine was found to be the second most disabling disorder in the world, second only to low-back pain.
Understanding Migraine Triggers
Everyday actions can trigger a migraine attack. While the exact cause of migraine isn't known, doctors learn more every day. Here are some common triggers that may affect you.
Tracking your migraine attacks could help you learn more about your triggers along with their frequency and severity. We offer several ways you can share this information with your doctor to help inform your migraine management.
You may choose to use the Migraine Buddy app to track your migraine. Teva Pharmaceuticals is not responsible for and does not control the content contained on this third-party app.
Apps not your thing? Put pen to paper and track your triggers with our printable migraine diary.
Exploring Treatment Options
Because everyone's migraine experience is different, finding the right treatment can be a trial and error approach. Common treatments are divided into two main approaches: preventive and acute.
Lifestyle changes may help some people reduce the frequency and severity of migraine attacks, but some patients may need to explore additional preventive treatment options. Preventive treatments may include prescription medications, behavioral therapies and/or interventional methods.
Learn about a preventive treatment option
Acute treatment options typically work to stop an attack or relieve symptoms after initial onset. Acute treatments can include over-the-counter medications, prescription medications, behavioral therapies and interventional methods.
Finding the right treatment for you requires talking to your doctor about how migraine impacts your daily life.