As some of you have already discovered, there's currently a shortage of D.H.E 45 (dihydroergotamine mesylate), a commonly used migraine abortive medication. D.H.E 45 is used in several different ways:
Injected subcutaneously by patients at home as their first-line migraine abortive medication.
Administered IV or subcutaneously in the emergency... Read more
What's available now to replace Midrin for Migraines? That's just one of the great questions our readers have asked Migraine disease and other headache disorders here on HealthCentral's Migraine community. Ellen and I both answer questions in our community question and answer section. Dr. Watson and I answer other questions in our Ask the... Read more
Many migraineurs who have hemiplegic migraine and migraine with brainstem aura (formerly called basilar-type migraine) face a truly confounding predicament regarding migraine abortive medications. The prescribing information for the triptans (Imitrex, Maxalt, Zomig, etc.), which are the the most recommended first-line treatment for migraine... Read more
Since you're here, reading this, it's a pretty safe guess that you have migraine or another headache disorder or know someone who does. Reading and learning about our migraines and headaches is one of the keys to managing them.
Another key to managing our migraines and headaches is remembering to manage any and all health issues we may... Read more
When working to prevent migraines, one of the most essential elements is trigger identification and management. One reason it's so important is that some migraine triggers are avoidable. Dehydration is one such trigger. For some of us, being even a little dehydrated is an extraordinarily strong trigger.
The human body is 65% water. Simply... Read more