11/20/07 #1 - Can you tell me why migraines change form?

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    Can you tell me why migraines change form? Sometimes my headache is one sided, other times it is behind my eyes, other times the pain is in my face and around my eye socket. Each type can be relieved with migraine triptans but some types last for many more days than others. I am working with a Neurologist to get a good preventative medication but so far we have been unsuccessful. I don't know if the different types of headaches make the solution harder. Tana.
     

     

     

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    Dear Tana;

     

    The answer to your question is probably a Nobel prize! The truth is that many migraineurs have multiple presentation (and locations) for their Migraines. They are not necessarily harder to treat. That is simply what exists in the 40 million or so with Migraines. You may want to seek out a Migraine specialist for additional advice on treatments. Often, IV treatments will short-circuit a Migraine that has been going on for days. See:

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    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert

     

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Published On: November 20, 2007