I have chronic migraines and my prescription on is allowed 6 tablets at a time.What do I do the rest of the month ? I have missed so much work and family functions. I may lose my job! Help!
Hello & and welcome to the site. You did not list the name of the medication you are taking, that would be of more help. I used to have migrains 24/7 6 weeks at a time so I know what you mean. I used Immitrex injections & each time I had one & then used the immitrex shot & the farther apart my migraines became & shorter periods of time until I no longer have them at all or use any meds. I get an occasional headache, but not migraines. Big difference. ... Mary 632009
Yes, it would help to know what medication you are taking and also how long you have had these chronic headaches. It must not have been that long since you only are getting a small prescription. If it is a pain killer, the doctor is probably afraid of rebound headaches, but am surprised even then that you're only allowed 6 tablets for the month.
And if it is or isn't that long, you need to see a neurologist or headache specialist and should have a CT Scan or MRI done to rule out any more serious problem that may need treatment. E.g. I suddenly got severe migraines that wouldn't go away and 4 weeks later suffered a major stroke that has left me with 24/7 migraines, weakness on right side and a few speech problems after months and months of PT and speech therapy.
Depending on how long you've had the headaches, you need to try various prophylactic daily meds to prevent the headaches in the first place.
Why don't you call the doctor's office and explain your situation to get further help? If the doctor doesn't help you, find another one, preferably a headache specialist or neurologist.
Plus there are many other treatments available. You can't be risking your job and everything else for these migraines. Get more help.
And if you want us to reply, then you'll need to post another question, since you asked for only one answer per person.
All the best to you.
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