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I have been getting migraines since 2004 after my car accident in 2011 I was rear ended on my way to work I had a brain injury my brain shifted every since then I get chronic migraines just about every day I have been taken BUTALB-ACETAMIN-CAFF 50-325-40 for my migraines prescribed by my Neurologist it's the only medication that helps but not when it's real severe


  1. Thank you for sharing your difficult experience and joining the conversation. I hear how frustrating it is to live with chronic migraine - you're not alone. I sustained a brain injury in 1996 which triggered chronic migraine and chronic pain - ugh.
    By any chance are you taking "BUTALB-ACETAMIN-CAFF 50-325-40" evert day to help relieve this pain? The reason I ask is we can find ourselves at an increased risk of rebound (medication overuse headache) when we take pain relievers and/or acute migraine medications, whether they are over-the-counter or prescription more than 10 days a month. If we are in one of these rebound cycles, we can end up in a daily cycle of pain that is hard to break and our migraine attacks may be more difficult to treat. You can read more about this here;
    1) https://migraine.com/headache-types/rebound-headaches
    2) https://migraine.com/headache-types/medication-overuse-rebound.

    I know how frustrating this sounds - I've been there. I would also encourage you to seek out help from a doctor who is an expert in treating migraine and headache disease. Let me share a few more articles on how these expert doctors are different and how to find one.
    General neurologists may be fine doctors but have a hard time being experts in one area because they treat many conditions such as stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's and more. A true migraine/headache disease doctor treats migraine and headache all day, every day and have additional certification in headache medicine not all general neurologists have. Here is more information on how these doctors are different and how to find one;
    1) https://migraine.com/blog/really-find-headache-specialist/
    2) https://migraine.com/living-migraine/neurologist-vs-specialist
    3)https://migraine.com/living-migraine/change-thoughts-new-care
    Please let me know what you think. We're here for you and I'm sending you pain free wishes, Nancy Harris Bonk, Patient Leader/Moderator Migraine.com Team

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