2/18/08 #2 - Seeing specialist, but still 15-20 migraines a month?

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    I go to Thomas Jefferson Headache Center but I am still getting migraines 15-20 days a month. They are only 5-6 in strength but I prefer not to get them at all. I have tried it seems all the preventatives. I am currently on mexiletine but i haven't got to the full strength yet. Do you have any suggestions? Just to let you know i have tried everything. All doctors-even a physic its amazing what people will do when they lose control of their lives! Thanks in advance! Stacy.
     

     

     

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    Dear Stacy;

     

    The best recommendation we can make is persistence and patience. You're going to one of the top treatment centers in the world. Yes, it can seem that you've tried all the preventives, but with more than 100 medications being used as preventives, that's literally impossible. Even under the care of the best doctors, effective preventive regimens often aren't developed quickly. Sometimes, it can take a few years even. Keep working with your doctor. If you haven't already talk to him about how to most effectively treat your Migraines while working toward effective prevention.

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    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert

     

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Published On: February 17, 2008