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Migraines, prescriptions , migraines and more prescriptions

Migraines, prescriptions , migraines and more prescriptions

I have been fighting migraines since Saturday. During my teleconference with my neurologist he informed me that my insurance company was no longer going to cover my Relpax prescription. These are the pills I take when a migraine gets really bad. My prescription fills at 6 pills per month under the generic version Eletriptan. They gave my doctor two other options to try. The first one he gave me was Rizatriptan. A dissolvable pill that you place on your tongue….

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Are migraines contagious?

Are migraines contagious?

My poor daughter is also plagued with migraines and she had a terrible one yesterday. She was supposed to cover someone at work but couldn’t make it in. Her migraines are made worse by her cochlear implants. If she catches them in time and takes aspirin sometimes they could be avoided. She couldn’t yesterday. When this happens the only thing she could do is take off her Cochlear’s and sleep. The cochlear implants cause additional pressure to her head making…

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I can’t take these migraines

I can’t take these migraines

I’ve been plagued with these migraines for years and years. I remember when they first started. I was driving home from a meeting and was in heavy traffic. I started to notice my right eye blocking out part of the license plate in front of me. Thankfully I was in traffic because I started freaking out. I didn’t know anything about auras at the time but I knew optic neuritis. I thought I was having the start of an MS…

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Terrible headaches since Rituxan infusion

Terrible headaches since Rituxan infusion

I have had terrible headaches for three days. Since I have migraines already, I don’t know if the Rituxan made them worse or if it was caused by the infusion but they were bad. I have migraine medicine and I did have to take it. Thankfully I have it because I was in bad shape. Yesterday I took Ibuprofen every 3 hours. It’s been rough. Forgive my brief blog post with my quick update but I’m doing better but still…

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It started with one sneeze

It started with one sneeze

I was feeling so good and then I sneezed and that was the beginning. Yesterday I wrote how I was feeling good and today I feel lousy because I’m getting sick. However in my defense I was talking about my MS yesterday. Ugh I should have known. I had a slight nasal drip. I should have been consuming my oregano but I was lazy. I was too late and the cold started. It is sitting in my chest and it…

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Ouch a painful fall and a possible concussion

Ouch a painful fall and a possible concussion

I fell on Friday and slammed my head into one of my hangings on my lower cabinets. I was stunned for a few seconds when it happened. Everyone said “where was your aid?” She was right in front of me but it is difficult to catch someone when they are falling and she wasn’t close enough anyway. Technically she isn’t even supposed to catch me as per her agency. That part I can’t understand but she does anyway. My head…

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A sleepless night

A sleepless night

I’ve been up since roughly 4 AM. I couldn’t even tell you why. I think I’ve watched an entire season of friends before I finally gave up and got out of bed. I suffer from headaches all week this week I’ve been home for three days because my aid’s son was sick. I’ve watched a lot of Netflix including part 2 of Making a Murderer, the Staircase and the Ted Bundy Tapes. I worked out every single morning even with…

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Multiple Sclerosis and migraines

Multiple Sclerosis and migraines

I’ve suffered from migraines for over 15 of my 21 years of having MS. I remember when I got the first one. I was driving home from a meeting that was close to one of the NY airports and I was in major traffic. Probably a little stressed because I had to pick up my daughter at school. It started as an Aura, one that I’d get to know very well over the years, but this was the first time….

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Migraine day 4

Migraine day 4

This will be brief because I don’t have too much energy for concentration. I just can’t get out of the migraine cycle. I took my migraine pill yesterday didn’t help. Took it again today and that’s really not good. I take a preventative medicine for migraines, Topiramate. I’ve been taking Topiramate for 4 years increasing from 25mg to my current dosage of 75mg. My doctor just increased the dosage and the times I take it. Now I’m taking 100mg but…

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Out to lunch

Out to lunch

Taking a decompression day. Migraine day 3. My migraines aren’t usually to the degree that I need to be in bed but when you’ve had this underlying pain in your head for days, you start to go somewhat mad. That’s how I feel today. My right eye is slightly twitching and the dull constant pain is just making me crazy. So I’m “out to lunch” for the day. Will take one of the 6 migraine pills I’m given each month…

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