Treatment options for migraine are largely grouped into acute medications, preventative medications, symptom management, and alternative therapies. *** This page is still under construction. Please check back soon.

Acute medications

  • Triptans
  • Ditans
  • Gepants

Preventative medications

  • CGRP Treatments
  • Older preventatives: Beta blockers, anti-seizure medication, anti-depressants, and anti-histamines.

Symptom management

  • Pain relief
  • Antiemetic (anti-nausea) medication
  • Medicinal cannabis

Alternative therapies

  • Supplements
  • Physiotherapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Counselling
  • Diets

Beware the ‘cures’

Because we have not had effective preventative treatment for migraine prior to the introduction of the CGRPs, triptans don’t work for everyone, and the sheer volume of people living with migraine, we are a major target for devices, protocols, systems, diets and concoctions all promising a miracle cure. Migraine cannot be cured.

We all have moments of desperation when we are willing to try anything for some relief. Try to protect yourself by never making the decision to do or try anything without discussing it with your doctor first, and don’t buy things when severely affected by a migraine attack.