How much will headache treatment help me?

An effective treatment plan should do the following:

  • treat headache attacks quickly and effectively or decrease their frequency or severity
  • fully restore your ability to function
  • encourage you to take control of your headache management
  • have minimal or no side effects

You can get a great deal of relief for your headaches. But you need to remember 2 things:

  • The difference between success and failure depends a great deal on how active a role you take in managing your headaches.
  • The more you understand your headaches, their symptoms, and their triggers, the greater your chances are for success.

Together, you and your doctor can develop a treatment plan that addresses all aspects of your headaches - both their triggers and their symptoms. But then it's up to you to follow that plan and stay with it to get the relief you need.

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