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Did migraines hurt my daily life?

I am using some medication to treat my migraines, so I want to know more about my it's long term effects

  1. Hi There,
    For Migraines, medication is not the only option. For example, you can add some ginger to your daily routine and you'll feel better, but if you go with migraine medication, I believe Fioricet is the best option, and do remember don't try anything without asking to your doctor...

    1. Thank you for offering support and compassion. You are so right to point out that it's always important to speak with our doctors before changing anything about our treatment protocol. No two people have the same migraine pattern and so each person and doctor must create individual treatment plans. Thankfully there are many new treatment options as well as medications that have been around for many years. Those, coupled with countless natural remedies and approaches, allow each person with migraine to create their own response to this complex neurological disease. Here's a helpful interactive page to show the current treatments for migraine, for anyone who might be interested in exploring what's available: https://migraine.com/treatment-options.
      Glad you're with us. Hope you'll stay in touch with such kindness. Warmly- Holly -migraine.com team.

    2. Hi
      Thank you for sharing your input with us. You're right - managing migraine disease can take a multi faceted approach. Most of us use a combination of medications, supplements, devices, complementary therapies and lifestyle modifications, I sure do.
      A word on Fioricet, this medication was used (too much in my opinion) back in the day, but the migraine specialists I've spoken with strongly discourage using it. It can lead to medication overuse headache and land us in a cycle of daily pain that is hard to break. Have you used this medication for migraine? I had a very short stint with it.
      Wishing you a low pain day, Nancy Harris Bonk, Patient Leader/Moderator Migraine.com Team

  2. Hi there- what medication are you taking? It's normal to wonder about the long-term effects of medicines we take. What can be difficult for those of us living with severe and frequent migraine is that we don't often feel there's much of an alternative choice. This article touches on that subject and may be of interest to you: https://migraine.com/living-migraine/trying-new-medications-cgrp.
    If you're open to sharing the course of treatments you are taking, we can try to share what we know about the long-term effects of those medications. These are also great questions to ask your doctor. We are here for you and you are not alone in this. Warmly- Holly -migraine.com team.

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