9/17/07 #4 - Any hope for 'evolved' Migraines?

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  • Full Question:
    My migraines 'evolved' six months ago after an auto accident, and have been almost constant since then.

     

    My neurologist got me on a CPAP machine for apnea, and has tried me on various triptans, beta-blockers, blood-pressure medications, vitamin and mineral supplements (including magnesium, B12, and feverfew), all to no avail. I presently take zonisamide and nortriptyline, but get little relief. I can barely function at work, and my life is slowly grinding to a halt. The doctor says there are no more options.

     

    Is there a clinic I can go to, or a specialist I can consult - I live in rural Indiana but I am ready to travel anywhere if I there is hope I can get my life back! Richard.

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    Answer:

     

    Dear Richard;

     

    Your doctor is incorrect. He may be out of the options he knows of, but you certainly are not. There are now over 100 medications and supplements that can be used for Migraine prevention. You're on the right track asking about a specialist. There's a link below to our listing of patient recommended Migraine and headache specialists. Don't give up hope! Get thee to a specialist.

     

    Good luck,
    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert

     

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Published On: September 16, 2007