1/28/08 #4 - New meds to bring to attention of husband's doctor?

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    Thank you for making yourself available to this forum. My husband has tried the following meds for his migraines, so far without success: Migranal, Zomig, Imitrex and Topamax. He is 37, healthy but with asthma since childhood, and is on the antidepressant Lexapro. Would you please advise us as to any new meds that he should bring to our doctor's attention? We are really concerned. He is currently on day 4 of an awful migraine. Thank you very much, Obiediva.




    Dear Obiediva;


    Most of the medications you mentioned are Migraine specific treatments; only Topamax would be a prophylaxis type medication. You didn't say how frequent your husband's Migraines are and whether he needs acute or preventive medications. Perhaps seeking out an actual Migraine expert might put you on to a better treatment regimen. There are over 100 medications that can now be used for Migraine prevention. There's a link below to our directory of specialists.

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    Last updated January 28, 2008.

Published On: January 28, 2008