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I particpated in many migraine treatment studies. Some worked really well while others needed a backup plan. Many have since are on the market but their are also new ones I'd like to try and insurance just doesn't seem to understand that what they think should help doesn't give everyone the correct fix.
What have you found as a way to get through this

  1. - Thank you so much for chiming in with this question. I'd like to clarify what you are asking before getting into too much of an answer in case I misunderstood you. Are you saying that your insurance doesn't cover the treatments involved in case studies? I was under the impression that, during the study, those conducting the study give the treatments as part of the study itself. Is that not the case? Or perhaps you mean that after you go through a study and find something helpful, your insurance won't cover it?


    Insurance companies are notoriously difficult to deal with as they frequently second-guess the guidance and advice of our doctors. When an insurance company refuses to cover a medication that my doctor prescribes, I will often ask my doctor to write an appeal on my behalf to secure coverage. How do you feel about your migraine doctor? Do you think you could ask her/him for help in this way?


    The other way around insurance that declines coverage is to see if there are any savings programs or drug coupon programs (like GoodRX) you may qualify for. Here are some articles that speak to various workarounds that may prove of interest to you: https://migraine.com/living-migraine/cost-wellness-affording-cgrps. And: https://migraine.com/living-migraine/medicare-doctors-prescriptions.


    Please let us know if I missed the thrust of your question so we can better respond to your needs. Grateful you are with us! Warmly - Holly - migraine.com team

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