05/14/07 #2 - Severe Migraines, feel life will never be normal, what to do next?

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  • Full Question:
    I have had migraines for 25+ years.  Have tried every medication known to man, prophylaxis and Imitrex.  I am sensitive to many meds so cannot take. I am menopausal. Recently my migraines have sent me to the Emergency Room with one sided head pain that then transfers to entire head and neck with sharp temporal pain. I am at a loss as to what to do next and feel my life will never be normal again. Do you have any suggestions? Sharon.

    Answer:

    Dear Sharon;

    Although it can feel as if you’ve “tried every medication known to man,” it’s literally impossible to have tried every prophylactic option. We now have over 100 medications to choose from for prevention, and virtually endless combinations of them. You can find a list of these medications in the article, Headache and Migraine Preventives – It’s Impossible To Have Tried Everything. Your best plan of action would be to consult a Migraine specialist. You can find a listing of suggested specialists HERE.

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    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert


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Published On: May 14, 2007