QUOTE---MUST READ

Chelsea Community Member February 15, 2008
  • I was researching my new med, maxalt, and I came upon this quote--i know I appreciate it, i hope others do also!!

     

    "A migraine is like a tornado.  It attacks fast, usually without warning, and wreaks havoc regardless of what's going on in your life at that moment."

     

    Stephen Silberstein, M.D., Director of the Jefferson Headache Clinic in Philadelphia

     

     

    I tried maxalt for the first time today. WOW.  The throbbing pain in my left temple is down to a 2 and I can actually open my eyes completely without wincing at the light....The med is quick acting and seems to be somewhat successful.  It is a type of med that I can only take 2 in 24 hrs and 4 in a week, so we will see how successful it really is.

     

    wish me luck!

     

    chels

5 Comments
  • Eileen Gray
    Health Guide
    Feb. 15, 2008

    Good to hear that you got such quick results from the Maxalt!

     

    As for the Dr.Silberstein quote - he is a doctor who really does "get it" when it comes to migraine disease.

     

    Have you read Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches by Teri Robert ? It's a great read and very informative! It has become my Bible!

     

    Good luck with...

    RHMLucky777

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    Good to hear that you got such quick results from the Maxalt!

     

    As for the Dr.Silberstein quote - he is a doctor who really does "get it" when it comes to migraine disease.

     

    Have you read Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches by Teri Robert ? It's a great read and very informative! It has become my Bible!

     

    Good luck with the Maxalt!

  • qumesha
    Nov. 24, 2010

    Hey Chelsea, my name is Shea and I'm doing my Senior Project on migraines, and I was going to use your quote but in order to do so I would need your last name for citation. Think you can help me out?? Btw I love the quote, I experience migraines myself.

  • GWP
    GWP
    Feb. 16, 2008

    Thanks for the Silberstein quote!

     

    Congrats with the Maxalt! I've had more success with other triptans. I'm SO glad you're getting the relief a triptan can give you.

     

    I've often had to take two doses of a triptan to get the best relief it's going to give me. I'd go for it if my symptoms weren't gone by the time I could take...

    RHMLucky777

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    Thanks for the Silberstein quote!

     

    Congrats with the Maxalt! I've had more success with other triptans. I'm SO glad you're getting the relief a triptan can give you.

     

    I've often had to take two doses of a triptan to get the best relief it's going to give me. I'd go for it if my symptoms weren't gone by the time I could take another dose.

     

    I hope you become a poster child for Maxalt success. And remember, if it doesn't continue to be great, there are 6 other triptans.

     

    Gretchen in Mississippi 

  • jennyc
    Feb. 15, 2008

    That's great news, Chelsea!  It's terrific when an abortive med works that well!!

     

    Heartjenny

  • Nancy Harris Bonk
    Feb. 15, 2008
    for sharing that wonderful quote. Dr. Silberstein is a wonderful doctor.
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