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Post Covid Migraines

For the first time ever, I had a migraine that didn’t respond to 2 Ubrelvy and later 4 Advil. I had Covid 2.5 weeks ago. I’m wondering if this can cause med-resistant and more severe migraines for a while after? Help! Tysm!

  1. Hi there- so sorry you have been presented with a stubborn migraine that is unresponsive to your normal course of treatment. I wouldn't get too concerned just yet about whether or not COVID has any bearings on this experience since it's only happened once. Migraine on its own can evolve over time and change in presentation both in terms of triggers, symptoms, severity, and frequency. This is a well-known part of the disease and is one of the most frustrating things about it. It makes it feel like a moving target to treat and means we often have to revisit and alter our treatment strategy as we go along. While we're not medical professionals here and cannot offer medical advice, I have had migraine for 45 years and the condition has evolved greatly for me over the years. I would encourage you to continue keeping a diary about your attacks (or start to do so, if you don't already) to share with your doctor at your next appointment to discuss whether or not a change in treatment strategy may be called for. Hope this helps. Warmly- Holly -migraine.com team.

    1. Tysm. Advil worked for 20 years. I took a 6 mo break. Ubrelvy has worked for a year and a half. Then noticed I was needing 2. I’m so nervous that this will happen again and almost hoping Covid is to blame. If that makes sense.

      1. Hello, I can attest that covid can cause long term migraine disease to be worse. I’ve had migraines since teenage years. I had covid in Jan 2022. I have had the worst cluster bouts of migraines since then. It’s been 6 months. Left me with brain fog still, too. Hopefully, your post symptoms will improve soon and not last as long as mine have. I’m a long hauler, such fun. Wish you the best.


        1. Oh boy, I'm so sorry you are living with long term effects of Covid. Has the doctor suggested anything to assist with this increase in migraine frequency?
          Fingers crossed today is a good day! Nancy Harris Bonk, Patient Leader/Moderator Migraine.com Team

      2. I am so so sorry! Is it getting any better?


        1. Thanks for the support! How are you doing today? Nancy Harris Bonk, Patient Leader/Moderator Migraine.com Team

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