August 1, 2014
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Ruth's Story: Managing Migraine

Advice for migraine sufferers

Advice for migraine sufferers

Based on her experience in coping with migraine attacks, Ruth has some advice to offer other migraine sufferers. The most important thing, Ruth says, is to know that there is help - you just need to go and get it. Many people don't realize they have migraines and that migraine-specific treatments are available. Ruth encourages people who have headaches to visit their doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Ruth also advises migraine sufferers to let their doctor know if their current treatment is not working as well as they would like. If you feel you're not getting the treatment you want, she says, ask to be referred to a specialist. For Ruth, seeing a neurologist made all the difference in finding a treatment that was right for her.

And finally, Ruth urges people with migraines not to let headaches rule their lives. "Don't dwell on it," she advises. "If you sit at home worrying about getting a migraine, you'll miss out on even more of your life." Instead, she encourages people with migraine to speak to their doctor about finding a treatment that works for them, so they can spend less time dreading a migraine attack and more time doing the activities they enjoy.

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