Acute Migraine Treatment: A Graded Approach

At migraine specialist the concept of ‘stratified’ care to the treatment of an acute attack of migraine is applied. This treatment approach recognises the evolving nature of a migraine attack. In last weeks blog we included a graph of the evolution of an attack of migraine https://migrainespecialist.com.au/blog/5-steps-successful-acute-migraine-management/

For the migraine patient it is best to have a few therapies available that they can select from for acute migraine treatment, depending on the stage of their migraine event.

1/ something for early/mild headache;

2/ something for migraines that have escalated despite 1/, or that have escalated rapidly to become moderate to severe events;

3/ a rescue therapy if 2/ fails

With this graded approach, patients typically find themselves far more capable of managing their acute migraine attacks

Note: Information on this site is not a substitute for professional medical advice.

References:

Acute Migraine Treatment: ‘Stratified’ Care, Headache 2012, Rothrock