Why Your Migraine Medication is Not Working: The Problem with Abortive Medication

Jan 08, 2021

When your migraines first started, you probably bought the standard over-the-counter medication. You figured it’d be enough to take the edge off. But soon your migraines became more frequent and severe. You went to the doctor and received abortive meds, which worked for a while. But then that migraine medication stopped working. 

Maybe your primary care doctor continued to prescribe you more drugs and supplements. 

But the pain and symptoms came back eventually.


Because abortive migraine medication is designed to suppress your symptoms, not treat the root cause of your migraines.

Symptoms are signals your body uses to tell you something is wrong. If you suppress one symptom, your body will just find another way to get its message out.

If you want to reclaim your health and life you have to do more than mask your symptoms.

 Here’s what you'll learn in this article:

  • What is a migraine?
  • Why your migraine medication stops working eventually
  • How you can conquer your migraines

What is a Migraine?

A migraine is a neurological medical condition with extremely overwhelming symptoms including recurring headaches. 

It affects more than 39 million Americans, most of whom are women. According to the Migraine Research Foundation 18% of American women suffer from migraines. 

People can react to migraines differently. 

There are different triggers, symptoms and levels of severity. 

But for most people, it ruins their quality of life. 

They are forced to plan around their pain. That often means sacrificing time with their families.

Migraines are your body’s way of telling you that something is going on. Something is affecting your health. So to get your body to stop generating migraines, you have to bring your self back to a state of health. 

Why Your Medication Stops Working

Many people end up using a range of medication to treat their migraines.

The main reason why your medication stops working is that suppressing symptoms goes against a physical law at play in the universe and within our bodies. You may have heard this as:

“For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.”

A symptom is actually your body’s natural defense system at work. It is your body’s way of telling you there is something disturbing it.

When we suppress symptoms - act AGAINST them -  the body reacts with equal force to OPPOSE the suppression. This means more frequent and severe migraines. 

What we need to do is target the root cause of the migraine. And when you find out what is blocking your body's natural healing ability, you’ll begin to notice your symptoms improve.

For more information on why your migraine medication stops working, watch my free video here.

How to Conquer Your Migraines

To truly conquer your migraines you need to see your symptoms as a call to action.  

Symptoms are your body’s natural response to the environment it's in.

Your migraine medication is not working because all it does is suppress your symptoms.

This is why they only work for a little while.

They will either come back eventually or you’ll end up experiencing side effects.

In fact, some of the side effects of medication like imitrex include dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and body pain. All of which are already symptoms of migraine.

Only when you take a holistic approach to restore your health will you be able to conquer your migraines. 

How I Can Help

I’m a licensed naturopathic physician and over the years I’ve helped hundreds of women conquer their migraine headaches.

Book a free evaluation with me and we’ll do three things:

  1. Identify your current state of health
  2. Figure out what’s preventing you from being completely healthy
  3. Design a plan to help you become migraine-free

Whatever you’re going through today, I’ve seen it and I know how to overcome it. 

Book a free consultation today and rediscover a migraine-free life.

For more on why your migraine medication is not working check out my free e-course, Why The Drugs and Supplements Stop Working; The Science and Physiology of Symptom Suppression.

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