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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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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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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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Migraines with multiple sclerosis

Migraines with multiple sclerosis

This is the strangest topic with multiple sclerosis because migraines themselves are a very tough thing to medically see and explain. Migraines don’t show up on any MRI, blood work or Cat Scan. Doctor’s go solely on the patients account of the symptoms. The National Multiple Sclerosis Societyhttp://www.nationalmssociety.org/Symptoms-Diagnosis/MS-Symptoms/Headache  says this about headaches: Although headache is not a common symptom of MS, some reports suggest that people with MS have an increased incidence of certain types of headache. One report noted…

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