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I am 17 years old I am female and I have had one continuous headache for almost a year not a day goes by and I don’t have one now this has caused me alot if anxiety and depression and has made me to be very negative and have negative thoughts and I pray every day that these will go away and I have been to the hospital numerous times and have had…
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karenjbfan commented on the post, The Difficulty of Conversing During a Migraine Attack 33 minutes ago
I lose my ability to speech, slur words, thought blocking and more recently become emotional. I’m like a drunk child. It’s embarrassing and it makes me unable to advocate for myself.
This article hits very close to home for me, also a chronic migrainer. My first 9 months on Aimovig were great, cut my migraines in half. Because I was doing so much better I slowly took myself off Topomax. Was okay for a month and then boom, right back to where I was before Aimovig. Not sure if its the topomax but very frustrated!
Askwines commented on the post, New Treatment Experiences Part 3: Insurance and Cost Barriers 1 hour, 17 minutes ago
Going on Medicare soon. This is going to be a nightmare for my prescriptions. Drugs that cost a reasonable copays now are going to be in the hundreds up to possibly $5,000 per month. Not just my migraine meds.
Not sure what I’m going to do. Going to have work with my Drs.to find new meds that I can actually afford and Hopefully work!
By the way— it is up to you to report the side effects to the FDA as your doctor is not required to report the side effects on “after market drugs”— so take the time to call both the manufacturer and the FDA —- otherwise these side effects will remain in the dark along with others now surfacing on theses migraine sites
That definitely is another concern when considering medications for migraine treatment, jt24p6. Side-effects can become problematic. I hear what a difficult time you have had with your kidneys. How are you managing these days? Thank you for joining the conversation. Wishing you a gentle afternoon. ~Allyson (Migraine.com team)
Severe hair loss with Ajovy, the same class of drug as Aimovig
Shelley66, I hear how much you have endured with migraine in your life. My fingers are crossed that Aimovig will begin to offer you some much-needed relief for your symptoms. I’m glad you are holding on to hope! Please check back and let us know how you are feeling, particularly with the increased dosage. Wishing you a gentle day. ~Allyson…
Hello Galadhwen, thank you for reaching out! I hear how much you depend on your ice pack band for helping to relieve your symptoms when experiencing migraine. While many in the community have spoken positively about loving their Headache Hat, I can appreciate that may not be best choice for you. In doing some digging, the Thera-Med Headache Band…
Another concern is what these medications are doing to your kidneys. I took Toradol for migraines, and it was the only thing that worked. After a couple of years of doing this, I found out I had chronic kidney disease that was caused by taking Toradol. Using any anti-inflammatory (such as aspirin, Ibuprofen, or Aleve) can cause kidney damage.
What ice headband/ ice hat devices do you use, & what do you like or dislike about them?
I have a Headache RelieveRx ice pack headband that I love but when I went to buy a second, I discovered they appear to be out of business. A lot of the products on the market appear to use grids of frozen-water ice cubes that get very hard, and I like to lie…
I haven’t ever been drunk but what you describe is very much what Norco does to me. (It used to be my last line of defense. My neuro switched it to hydromorphone, which is theoretically stronger but affects me less severely.)