Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: self-imposed exile
It's easy to say "forget the stupid pills" when you have the option of tuning out for awhile (and you enjoy pain).
But for when mitigation isn't enough, or isn't an option (I find being in a cool, quite, dark room with a cold cloth on my head helps, as does making sure nothing is putting pressure on my neck. no idea why that makes a difference), I'm a big fan of imitrex. In fact, were I to meet its inventor(s), I'd kiss them. Repeatedly.
Imitrex can take me from near-disabled (I've gotten them at work and not gone home because the idea of being on the subway was more than I could bear) to functional in 30 minutes, and almost back to normal in an hour. I am not a pill-popper by nature, and I did resist the idea or resorting to drugs for awhile. But why suffer when you don't have to?
It does require a prescription and it doesn't work for everyone, but it is definitely worth a visit to the doctor (something I also hate). Hell, you want to take a nap as part of your anti-migraine ritual, then take a nap - but take something first so it'll be a nice nap.
Reason is poor propaganda when opposed by the yammering, unceasing lies of shrewd and evil and self-serving men.