If your regular inclination is b, you may be setting yourself up for a longer attack.
Early treatment may result in a better outcome for migraine sufferers
Research shows that early treatment of migraine may result in a better outcome for the migraine sufferer. Yet often, people don’t take their medication until their pain is entrenched.
Why do we wait out the attack?
Maybe we think we can ride it out, or perhaps we hope it may not really be a migraine. Some are worried about overusing medications. Waiting it out may even be a symptom of a migraine-addled brain that isn’t thinking clearly. The catch: not taking your medication in the early stages of a migraine can actually contribute to a prolonged attack.
Heading off the pain
Migraine medication targets certain brain receptors to stop or minimize an attack. As your migraine progresses, more and more neurotransmitters get involved and attach to these receptors.
Think of taking your medication at the first signs of an attack as raising the drawbridge on those more stubborn neurotransmitters.