In the older days before the ‘90’s and the advent of the triptans, people were basically treating migraines by putting patients to sleep. What made sumatriptan or Imitrex the first revolutionary treatment was it was the first time we could treat acute migraine and restore people to normal function.
Migraine duration usually depends on what type of migraine you have and how you treat your migraine symptoms. These tips can help cut migraine length — and the length of time you’re in pain.
Migraine length varies. The National Headache Foundation says most migraines last 4 to 72 hours.