January 4, 2023, 12:56 pm – Public News Service – OSN

Neurologist Olga Kotova named a way to relieve a migraine attack without pills. The specialist spoke about this in an interview with Sputnik radio.

Senior Researcher, Laboratory of Pathology of the Autonomic Nervous System, Research Department of Neurology, First Moscow State Medical University. Sechenova Olga Kotova said that sleep will help to cope with a throbbing pain in the head. According to her, if a person with a migraine manages to fall asleep, then, as a rule, he wakes up without a headache, since sleep helps to relieve an attack.

The medic also believes that it is better to follow the principles of sleep hygiene than to rely on painkillers. Indeed, according to a neurologist, the abuse of such drugs can provoke an even more severe migraine.

“If a severe headache prevents you from falling asleep, you can take painkillers, but in a limited amount, no more than 15 tablets per month,” the neurologist emphasized. She also clarified that if you take more, the drugs will stop working or, on the contrary, will provoke a headache.

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