Enough is enough.

People have been coping with migraine for too long. But, enough is enough. Now it's time to prevent migraine and regain control of the monster that dictates life. Tame Your Migraine is all about rebalancing the power, because now you can ask your specialist for the right preventive treatment.

Take a look at the film, complete the assessment and review the frequently asked questions below. By interrogating and understanding your migraine, together you and your specialist can tame your migraine.

Assess your migraine, then Tame it

Migraine strikes everyone in different ways making it hard to explain or treat. But there are preventive treatments that can help you regain control. Share your answers to these quick questions with your specialist, then together you can find a preventive treatment that could help you tame your migraine.

Are you currently taking a preventive treatment for migraine?

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How many preventive treatments have you tried?

How many migraine-affected days do you currently experience each month?

How many days each month do you take acute medication for migraine?

If you are still experiencing a number of migraine days each month and/or you regularly need to take acute medication, your migraine may not be controlled. It’s time to tame your migraine – ask your specialist about your different preventive treatment options.

 

DISCLAIMER: This assessment is intended for adults who are affected by migraine. The information is for educational purposes only. It is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease.

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Watch the film

This film has been created to reflect the way migraine is often described as a creeping, stalking monster that lies in wait, ready to destroy everyday moments. But as you’ll see, that monster can be tamed with preventive treatments.

MANAGEMENT &
TREATMENT

There’s no cure for migraines, but there are treatments and techniques that can help make migraines more manageable.

 

Migraine Medications


There are two kinds of medications: preventative and acute.

1. Preventative Migraine Medications

The goal of preventative therapies is to reduce the frequency and severity of migraine attacks. There are five prescription medications currently available in Canada specifically for the prevention of migraine attacks:


Aimovig* (erenumab) 

Botox* (onabotulinumtoxinA) 

Flunarizine* (flunarizine hydrochloride) 

Sandomigran* (pizotifen hydrogen malate)  

Topamax* (topiramate):  

Your doctor will determine if you are a suitable candidate for any of these medications.

2. Acute Migraine Treatments

The goals of these acute treatments are to relieve the pain and/or associated symptoms like nausea and sensitivity to light. Make sure to take your acute treatment as soon as you feel the migraine attack starting.

Common acute treatments include:


Over-the-counter or prescription pain medications:

Ibuprofen  

Naproxen  

Migraine specific medications such as:


Sumatriptan succinate (Imitrex*)  

Rizatriptan benzoate (Maxalt*)  

Almotriptan malate (Axert*)  

Zolmitriptan (Zomig*) 

Eletriptan hydrobromide (Relpax*)  

Frovatriptan succinate (Frova*)  

Naratriptan as naratriptan hydrochloride (Amerge*)  

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Alternative Treatments for Migraine



Not everyone wants to take medication and that’s totally fine. There are alternative or complementary therapies you can consider, such as:

  • acupuncture
  • aromatherapy
  • biofeedback
  • chiropractic
  • dietary therapy
  • herbalism
  • homeopathy
  • hypnosis
  • osteopathy
  • reflexology
  • relaxation therapy
  • therapeutic massage and yoga

If you feel your current medication isn’t giving you enough migraine control, talk to your doctor to explore your options.

ASK YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT
PREVENTIVE TREATMENTS.

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