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Amitriptyline to Prevent Migraine: Dose, Costs, Warnings, and More

What Is a Migraine?

A migraine is a type of headache characterized by a pulsing sensation or throbbing pain. It tends to affect only one side of your head. Other symptoms may follow, such as extreme sensitivity to sound and light, vomiting, and nausea. A migraine attack may last for a few hours to a few days. In some cases, the pain would be so serious that it may disrupt your daily activities. An aura may be a warning sign for some individuals. In addition to lifestyle changes, medications may help alleviate pain and reduce the frequency of a migraine attack. [1]