... miagraines? Have had chronic migraines most of my life. Will this drug work?
By now you must know there is nothing that will stop them, but you can learn to nip them in the bud as they come on, and should have 3,4, or 5 things on hand. My wife has suffered with these all her life, and the combination of several OTC products, a few that are prescribed, dietary adjustments, hydration and stress management all help. Again as you probably know the body develops tolerance, so the variety is crucial.
So sorry you're suffering with these, but there is hope to help curb them, shorten their duration, frequency and intensity. If your Dr isn't offering multiple solutions there is a lot of great information in the web, just don't purchase any "miracle" products. Take in the information, run it by your Dr and other sufferers of migraines. There are also support groups as well, we found it very helpful to have fellowship and support from folks with the same affliction. Hope this helps a bit.
Yes, there are many treatments for migraines. If you have at least 15 migraines a month, then you really should try various daily preventative medications to see if they greatly help you. If not, then you would qualify for Botox injections which have done a great deal for me. Also since I have a very difficult case of migraines caused by a major stroke, I need many remedies. I also take Magnesium, COQ10 and Petadolex every day. When I stopped them, I got the worst migraine that I had had since my stroke. (Petadolex is a purified herbal medication that you can get online. It is fully evaluated by Germany where it is manufactured, whereas our herbals are not evaluated by FDA.) Also physical therapy exercises help me a little. Also a TENS machine help me a little. Also I get nerve block and trigger point injections periodically which help me a lot. Plus I wear Butrans patches which have kept me from going to the ER about every 3 weeks in the past. I still get major migraines which I take pain pills for, but never more than 3 days a week, or you get rebound migraines. I hope that that's not the case with your chronic migraines. So if you don't get more options from your doctor, please try to get in to see a pain management doctor who will be more versed in the many treatments available.
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