What is DHE treatment for migraines? Dihydroergotamine (DHE) is a medicine that attaches itself to the pain receptors in your brain and nerves, altering how messages pass backwards and forwards. This alters the pain signal perception in the brain. DHE does not ‘cure’ your headache but it should improve how often you get them and how bad they feel.
How does DHE make you feel? dizziness, drowsiness, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, flushing (redness or tingly feeling under the skin), increased sweating, anxiety, or skin rash.
Is dihydroergotamine good for migraines? Benefits of dihydroergotamine
DHE is a fast-acting, effective way to treat a migraine attack and has a couple of benefits over other forms of treatment. For example, DHE has low rates of a migraine attack returning within 24 hours after relief from the initial attack.
How long does it a DHE treatment last for? They found that 87% of patients who were detoxified from acute drug overuse and treated with repetitive IV DHE continued to have an improvement for up to 2 years.