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Headaches
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Suffered Chronic Migraines & Cluster headaches for YEARS!! I tried Acupuncture, Pain block injections, Prednisone, pain meds, & MORE!! I believe there's a effective med for all victims. Continue to search for what may be effective for U. Do U recommend a effective product??

20mg Prednisone Protocol For Unbreakable Migraine?
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Hello. I have 20mg prednisone on hand for unbreakable migraines. I haven’t had to use it in a while, but I need it now. For those of you who have used it, do you typically take one daily for 3 days or 5? And no tapering required? Thank you!

If You've Been Diagnosed With Medication Overuse Headaches Caused By Triptans, What Was The Treatment Plan And Was It Effective?
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There is an anti-CGRP med available this year: Qulipta. I have United Healthcare Medicare Advantage & it's not on the drug formulary. So I have to get a prior authorization. The pharmacist said… read more

Medications
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Please please let me know some names of medications that you have had some success with. I have tried a couple with not much success. I have found that botox works but I am unable to have health benefits at this time. When I did have benefits it was covered and life was not as painful 😓.

A MyMigraineTeam Member

Sumatriptan (generic Imitrex) is cheap at Costco and works well for me as a rescue. Currently, gabapentin is helping me a lot for prevention.

What’s Your Favorite OTC Painkiller?
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A MyMigraineTeam Member

Excedrin and magnesium

Triptan Overuse Rebound Headaches
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What do you guys know about triptan overuse headaches?

I just learned of them from a nurse at my neurologist’s office. This had never been mentioned before by my neurologist and he prescribes me 30 rizatriptans per month and 7 frovatriptans per month, which covers my 20 migraines (if they decide to work). However, I had no idea that by taking the prescribed medication as directed, I could actually be causing more migraines. But if I don’t take them, I’m in excruciating pain and am… read more

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Glad to hear that worked for you. Valproic acid has many possible severe side effects including affecting liver causing death and pancreatitis. Each person has to weight the benefits vs the risks… read more

How Many Of You Suffer From Depression/anxiety Along With Your Migraines?
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The double dose of Effexor really eliminated the depression and anxiety. The weather is my biggest enemy. I live in the burbs north of Atlanta. One of my daughters lives in North Carolina. She… read more

How Would You Describe A Migraine To A Friend Or Family Member?
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Hello, Avlady ~ I realize this is well after the fact; however, am interested in Kermit... If you have a minute, would you provide direction? Thank you and stay well ~ :-)

I Only Get Migraines When Barometric Pressure Drops, Usually Before A Storm. Any Good Remedies For This?
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I only get migraines when barometric pressure drops, usually before a storm. If I don't drink coffee or something with caffeine right away, nothing helps at all. Does anyone have good remedies for this kind of migraine?

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I wish I did. When there are a series of storms, I take a low dose of prednisone for about a week. Seems to break the cycle.

Anyone Else Get Deja Vu?
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I know it's common for people with epilepsy, but they've ruled out epilepsy and told me it's just a migraine aura. Does anyone else experience this? What usually happens is I get the deja vu in my sleep, wake up with the deja vu (it's really intense) often I have excess saliva or I have nausea and vomiting. Soon after the deja vu I experience severe headache (migraine).

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Yes, I've have had aural! Since I started having migraines as a 9 year old
I started taking Exindrine and they would either go away or be reduced enough for me to function. I know there are… read more