I don't get migraines very often, but when I do they hang around for days - basically until they feel like they want to go away.
The one I have now is onto its fourth day. When it first came on I took one Imigran and that worked for a few hours but then the pain came back. I took another one before going to bed and that held the pain off until mid-morning the next day. I took some ibuprofen to get me through the rest of the day, which took the edge of the pain but didn't make it go away. Yesterday the pain was getting really bad and I took another Imigran but within about 20 minutes the migraine got worse - I started to get an aura, and then again later on in the afternoon. I think that was just a coincidence and not caused by the Imigran, but either way it didn't make the pain any better! I've been in bed ever since, although I'm currently functioning (just about) thanks to some more ibuprofen which has dulled the pain again.
I know, from past experience, that this one will probably just disappear of its own accord for no obvious reason. But I'd like to know if there is anything else I can do to speed it along on its way. My GP only seems to offer me triptans. We've talked about preventative medication but I don't really get them often enough (once every month or two) to make it worthwhile. I just want a reliable way to make a migraine go away! Any suggestions? Thanks!