tips to help avoid migraine

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If you want to avoid migraine, follow these recommendations to see if they make a difference for you:

Improve the quality and consistency of sleep

It’s not just about not getting enough sleep. It’s about getting the right type and amount of sleep. Sleeping too much can cause migraine. So can interrupted sleep. That’s why it’s so important to try to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day. It may also help to keep your bedroom quiet and cool, and to stop drinking liquids 1 hour before bed.

limit stress

Stress can trigger migraine, so it’s important to identify things that cause stress and try to avoid them. Maybe you need to skip scary movies. Maybe you need to talk to your family about limiting arguments. Obviously, there are some things that can’t be fixed, so addressing what you can control is critical.

Identify food triggers

There are many different foods that can trigger a migraine, such as peanuts or oranges. There are also foods that can help reduce migraine, like whole grain oats or apples. But since everyone is different, it’s important to understand which foods help or hurt you. Try keeping a food diary to find your trigger foods. And remember, triggers may not immediately cause a migraine.

Eat frequent healthy meals

Changes in your blood sugar can cause a migraine. Your blood sugar may drop if you skip meals, so it’s important to eat small meals throughout the day. Choose healthy, whole foods because processed or high-sugar foods can spike your blood sugar.

Exercise

Exercising a few times a week has been shown to help reduce migraine. Make sure to warm up and don’t push yourself too hard, because intense physical activity may trigger a migraine. Start slow and see what works for you.

The plan

Try these tips and see which work for you. If you still need more help, it may be time to talk to your doctor.

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ONZETRA® Xsail® is a prescription medication approved for the acute treatment of migraine, with or without aura in adults. ONZETRA Xsail is used for people who have been told by a healthcare provider that they have migraine headaches. ONZETRA Xsail is not for the prevention of migraines or for other types of headaches, including cluster headache.

Important Safety Information

What important information should I know about ONZETRA Xsail?
ONZETRA Xsail may cause serious side effects, including:

ONZETRA® Xsail® is a prescription medication approved for the acute treatment of migraine, with or without aura in adults. ONZETRA Xsail is used for people who have been told by a healthcare provider that they have migraine headaches. ONZETRA Xsail is not for the prevention of migraines or for other types of headaches, including cluster headache.

Important Safety Information

What important information should I know about ONZETRA Xsail?

ONZETRA Xsail may cause serious side effects, including:

  • Heart attack and other heart problems, which may lead to death. Stop using ONZETRA Xsail and get emergency medical help right away if you have any symptoms of a heart attack like shortness of breath or tightness, pain, pressure, or heaviness in your chest, throat, neck, or jaw that is severe or does not go away
  • Changes in color or sensation in your fingers and toes (Raynaud’s syndrome)
  • Stomach and intestinal problems (gastrointestinal and colonic ischemic events)
  • Problems with blood circulation to your legs and feet (peripheral vascular ischemia)
  • Serious allergic reactions (symptoms include hives; tongue, mouth, lip, or throat swelling; problems breathing)
  • Medication overuse headaches. Some people who use ONZETRA Xsail too many times may have worse headaches. If your headaches get worse your doctor may decide to stop your treatment with ONZETRA Xsail
  • Serotonin syndrome, a rare but serious problem that can happen in people using ONZETRA Xsail, especially if ONZETRA Xsail is used with antidepressant medicines called SSRIs, SNRIs, or TCAs. Call your doctor right away if you have any of the following symptoms of serotonin syndrome: mental changes such as seeing things that are not there (hallucinations), agitation, or coma; fast heartbeat; changes in blood pressure; high body temperature; tight muscles; trouble walking; or nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Seizures. Seizures have happened in people taking sumatriptan who have never had seizures before

The most common side effects of ONZETRA Xsail are abnormal taste, discomfort of your nose or throat, runny nose, and stuffy nose. This is not a complete list of side effects. Tell your doctor about any side effect that bothers you or does not go away.

Who should not take ONZETRA Xsail?
Do not take ONZETRA Xsail or stop using ONZETRA Xsail if you:

  • Have heart problems or a history of heart problems
  • Have had a stroke, transient ischemic attacks (TIAs), or problems with your blood circulation
  • Have uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • Have hemiplegic migraines or basilar migraines. If you are not sure if you have these, ask your doctor
  • Have peripheral vascular disease (narrowing of blood vessels to the legs, arms, stomach, intestines, or kidneys)
  • Have taken other migraine medications in the last 24 hours, including other triptans, ergots, or ergot-type medications. Ask your doctor for a list of these medicines if you are not sure
  • Are taking a medicine called a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI). MAOIs cannot be taken within 14 days before or after taking ONZETRA Xsail
  • Have severe liver problems
  • Have an allergy to sumatriptan, the medicine in ONZETRA Xsail, or any of the components in ONZETRA Xsail

What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking ONZETRA Xsail?
Before you take ONZETRA Xsail, tell your doctor about all your medical conditions and all the medicines you take, including prescription medicines, especially antidepressants, and all over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

What should I avoid while taking ONZETRA Xsail?
ONZETRA Xsail can cause dizziness, weakness, or drowsiness. If you have these symptoms, do not drive a car, use machinery, or do anything where you need to be alert.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 800-FDA-1088.

For additional Important Safety Information about ONZETRA Xsail, please see the full Prescribing Information, including Patient Information and Instructions for Use.