Finding a place that offers IV magnesium sulfate?

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    How do i go about finding a doctor, hospital, or headache clinic that offers a magnesium sulfate iv for aborting a migraine.  Every time i have to go to the local er they say it's not protocol and only offer narcotics. i live in the suburbs of philadelphia.  collegeville, pa.  Gwen.




    Dear Gwen;


    Have you asked the doctor who treats you for Migraines. He or she may well know what facilities in your area have outpatient infusion centers where magnesium sulfate is available. If not, it would be far easier for your doctor or someone on your doctor's staff to get this information. The Jefferson Headache Center in Philadelphia does offer this treatment for their patients.

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Published On: March 21, 2010