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One of the weird things about migraine headaches is that what happens before the headache may be almost as important as the headache itself. Why? There are two main reasons:

  1. Knowing what comes before the headache helps doctors to classify and treat the headache.
  2. Various kinds of pain medication are more effective if a person takes these medications as soon as possible—before the headache takes hold.
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