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Sunday, December 09, 2012 Denise Garrett, Community Member, asks

Q: Larrea plus for migraines

Okay... I have a person who says they KNOW just the thing to help with migraines. I want to be optimistic. However, I just started a new medcine with the Neurologist,and I also receive Botox injections every 90 days. The botox, has helped about 40%. That being said, they are reduced in severity most times, and length of episode sometimes. The new stuff that I was told that helps is LARREA plus so, if anyont knows about this...please please, share with me. I know everything has side effects. But.. before I go spending more money....I thought I'd ask someone.  Thanks a lot.Denise

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Nancy Harris Bonk, Community Member
12/12/12 1:15pm

Hi Denise,

 

I've not heard of Larrea to treat Migraines, but that doesn't mean it isn't used -to what degree of safety and effectiveness are questions that need to be answered before I would take something like this. Is this recommendation from a medical professional or a well meaning friend?

 

I'm glad to hear you are seeing a reduction in Migraine frequency from Botox. How are you doing on trigger indentification and management? I've found as I get older, my triggers are "growing" with me.

 

Let me know,

Nancy 

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Denise Garrett, Community Member
12/18/12 10:47am

I only have triggers from food, such as chocolate. Bright lights, and noise, will trigger one for me. Mine too, getting worse as I get older.

Well, I'm on Baclofen, and using it as directed by Neurologist. I go up to 2 a day in 4 days, so that is the dose I will be taking every night at bedtime. It's used for people who have MS, Fibro, and other disorders. The reveiews were typical. Although, the few I saw for Migraine use, were positive. I'm doing better, but still struggling on a daily basis. Just hoping for the best.

Thanks Nancy..

Denise

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Nancy Harris Bonk, Community Member
12/18/12 4:03pm

Thanks for the update. As always I am keeping my fingers crossed for you - don't lose hope - we will find an answer!

 

Happy Holidays,

Nancy

 

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Laura, Community Member
12/14/12 9:38pm
Try Sumaval it's an injection it's the only thing that has ever worked on my migraines and I've had them ever since I was a child. I am now 49 and I found this from my pain mgmt doctor but the insurance company will not cover it. She is great and has gotten me samples. It's crazy, it works in minutes. It's a miracle! Reply
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By Denise Garrett, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/18/12, First Published: 12/09/12