Women with very frequent and severe attacks are candidates for preventive therapy. For sufferers taking preventive medications who experience migraine attacks that break through the preventive therapy perimenstrually, the dose can be raised prior to menstruation. For sufferers not taking preventive medication, or for those with true menstrual migraine, short-term prophylaxis taken perimenstrually can be effective. Agents that have been used effectively perimenstrually for short-term prophylaxis include: naproxen sodium (or another NSAID) 550 mg twice a day; a triptan, such as frovatriptan mg twice on the first day and then mg daily/ naratriptan 1 mg twice a day/ sumatriptan 25 mg twice a day/ or, methylergonovine mg twice a day; DHE either via nasal spray or injection 1 mg twice a day; and magnesium, equivalent to 500 mg twice a day.
Mono, technically mononucleosis, is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus or cytomegalovirus—both strains of the herpes virus. It is spread through direct contact with the saliva of an infected person, which has earned it the nickname "the kissing disease." Symptoms develop about four weeks after contact and include a sore throat, severe fatigue and high fever, as well as occasionally soreness and headaches. Symptoms usually last from two to six weeks. There is no drug or other easy treatment for mono. The virus usually needs to simply run its course. Here are the best ways to handle mono.