When a migraine strikes, the pain can be so excruciating that you figure you need the strongest medicine possible to stop it.
That’s why many sufferers reach for a prescription drug such as sumatriptan (Imitrex) or lasmiditan (Reyvow). Or they go with opioid painkillers like oxycodone.
The problem is, these medications often don’t work. And they can have serious side effects. These include sleepiness, fatigue, nausea, dizziness, rapid heartbeat, and difficulty thinking.