The product warning info was changed recently to block use of this medication for "headaches, including migraines". I guess the people at the FDA have never had migraines that did not respond to other medications. Actiq lozenges were used to relieve the pain of migraines that were the ones that made sufferers go to emergency rooms. Actiq allowed migraine sufferers to relieve their excruciating pain without the pain, trouble, and expense of going to an emergency room.
I've suffered from severe migraines for 38 years, since I was 16. When I have a migraine, my family suffers, too. At least with Actiq, I could do small things, like heat up some food or talk to my husband and daughter, and maybe help with homework.
I am so tired of being in pain and other people deciding that I can't make use of pain medication. I have been treated for my migraines by a headache specialist and I've tried just about every preventative regimen. I had finally gotten to the point where my migraine frequency was reduced and at least I didn't have to be in severe pain. Actiq was a rescue medication that made me feel that I had some control over the pain. I didn't have to worry if I woke up on Christmas Day (or other family or special occasions) with a migraine. Even if it was a severe migraine, by using Actiq, I would be able to eat dinner with my family and open presents.
Is anyone doing anything to get the FDA to reverse this change?