Friday, September 19, 2014

Nancy Harris Bonk's Posts

The end of my Migraine chapter here

I wanted to take a moment to let you know that today will be my last day as a HealthCentral Health Guide. It has been an honor and privilege to be able to help so many people suffering with Migraine and headache disorders and I've loved every minute of it.   While I continue to be committed and passionate about Migraine and headache disorder... Read moreChevron

Migraine, DESI Medications, and Medicare

At the end of last year when I went to refill Midrin, the only Migraine abortive medication that works for me, I received quite a surprise. The new health insurance plan I switched to, a Medicare advantage plan, did not cover it. I made this switch due to an unbelievable increase in the monthly premium. Yes, I researched my medications before... Read moreChevron

Medication Profile - Zonegran Off-Label Use for Migraine

There's a wide variety of medications used for Migraine, most of which are prescribed off-label. If Zonegran (zonisamide) has been prescribed for you, or if you and your doctor have been considering it, here's some information that should be helpful.    Type of medication:   Zonisamide, brand name Zonegran, is in a class of... Read moreChevron

Migraines and Famous Migraineurs: Simon Cowell

Whether we like it or not, there is a strong stigma surrounding Migraine. In fact, there is more stigma attached to Migraine then there is to epilepsy. Teri explained this in a recent study she wrote about in this article; Migraine Incurs More Stigma than Epilepsy: Study. In order to combat this stigma, I've had many conversations with patient... Read moreChevron

Patterns and Usage of Migraine Preventive Medication

Migraine attacks can be so disabling, they often interfere with every aspect of a patient's life. Many times people with Migraine have a difficult time finding the right Migraine preventive regime and staying on it. To complicate matters, there's an abundance of medications that can be used for Migraine prevention, on and off-label, all in... Read moreChevron