Migraine

I have a headache at least 4 to 5 times a week. Once a month I get one so bad it last for 3 days. I go and see headache specialist and still not helping.

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  • Tammy
    3 years ago

    It’s a challenge to find a doctor and the insurance issues. I had to travel to Tampa General out patient neurological pain clinic connected with their university. They were able to get my approval through for Botox every 3 months. I have a different student every visit but for me, I didn’t mind. Also preventive medications only work for 2 weeks to 3 months of relief. I’ve started using brand instead of generics.

  • Jenn Lebowitz
    3 years ago

    Hi –

    Thank you so much for sharing your story. I am so sorry for what you are dealing with!

    I know you mentioned seeing a specialist that isn’t helping, so thought you may want to know that many in our community find it helpful to check out other specialists when one doesn’t meet our needs. These articles may help for that process: https://migraine.com/blog/how-are-migraine-specialists-different/ and https://migraine.com/blog/looking-for-a-migraine-specialist/.

    Additionally, this article on appropriate treatment for chronic migraine might be helpful as well: https://migraine.com/blog/getting-appropriate-treatment-for-chronic/.

    I truly hope this is helpful. Please continue to keep us posted on how you’re doing. We’ll be thinking of you.

    Best,
    Jenn (Community Manager, Migraine.com)

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