... Subcutaneous (injections) from Imitrex or Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories. Our insurance won't pay for more than 4 injections every 3 months. What can we do? Other medications don't work at all for her
I take Imitrex in the pill form, and I call it my 'miracle drug'! I have suffered from migraines since I was 12 years old, and I had tried every medication there is for migraines without any success aside from heavy painkillers. I never had the injections because I was afraid of them, but as soon as the nasal spray form came out I tried that and it worked. The only problem I had with the nasal inhaler was a very bad taste in the back of my throat. When it came out in pill form, my doctor switched me over to the pills. I get 100 mg tablets and break them in half because my insurance will only pay for 9 pills a month and I get more than nine migraines a month many times. I'd say about 90% of the time my headache will be gone within 15 to 20 minutes. In the past, I have had my doctor write a letter to my insurance company indicating that I needed more than nine pills, and it was approved for me.
If your wife has already tried the nasal inhalers and the pill form of Imitrex and they did not work for her, I would think her doctor could write a letter to the insurance company to get her more injections.
I hope this helps!
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