Taking over the counter pain medication like acetaminophen
, ibuprofen or aspirin provides some relief when you are having migraine headaches
. Contact your doctor for frequent headaches or headaches not relieved by pain medication, to get prescription drugs for migraine headaches or prophylactic drugs that would prevent the headache. However, some life style changes like exercise, weight loss
, moderate intake of caffeine and stress management
help in reducing the frequency and prevention of attacks. Migraine headaches are debilitating and using pain medications for a long time leads to rebound headaches (headache due to the medication itself).