I've tried migraine treatment, but I'm still struggling

If you're struggling with Chronic Migraine, you may have more treatment options than you think.

While there is no cure for Chronic Migraine, there are different approaches to managing headaches, including preventative and acute treatments.
Can acute treatment cause headaches?
  • Preventative therapy
    can help reduce the frequency, severity, and duration of headaches.
  • Acute therapy
    can help relieve your symptoms after a migraine or headache starts.
  • Alternative therapy
    may also help reduce the frequency and severity of migraine attacks, or help sufferers cope with migraines.

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If you're taking migraine medication but you're still struggling, it may be time to talk to your doctor about trying a different treatment approach. Check out tools that can help you get the conversation started with your doctor.

Treatment Discussion Guide

The Treatment Discussion Guide can help you share your treatment experience with your doctor.

Your doctor can help you find a treatment that's right for you, but first he or she needs to better understand your experience with your current and past treatments, including over-the-counter and prescription medications, as well as natural health products.

Complete the Treatment Discussion Guide

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If you've tried migraine medication but are still struggling, it's important that your doctor knows about your symptoms and the type and amount of medication you're taking. Find out more about tracking your headaches and medication use with the Headache Diary.

Headache Diary

The Headache Diary can help your doctor monitor your headaches and treatment.

A Headache Diary is another tool that provides your doctor with important information to help assess your condition and treatment, including:

  • The number and severity of your headaches
  • The type and amount of over-the-counter and prescription treatment you're using

Download the Headache Diary

How do I get started?

If you're struggling with frequent headaches and migraines despite treatment, it may be time to ask your doctor if other treatment approaches may benefit you.

Talking to your doctor

Talking to your doctor is an important step toward finding a treatment that's right for you.

Your doctor or a specialist with experience in treating headache disorders can help you find ways to manage your headaches and migraine.

Get the conversation started

If you have tried migraine treatment but are still struggling, talk to your doctor about your symptoms and getting a treatment that's right for you. If you're currently not seeing a specialist and you think you could benefit from one, find a specialist and ask your family doctor for a referral.

To learn more about Chronic Migraine, explore Frequently Asked Questions.