No Longer Prescribed My Miracle Pill

Last updated: July 2022

Hello, I am now a 60-year-old female who has had debilitating migraines for the last 30 years. At one point, I was prescribed Maxalt, which I was so grateful for.

If taken at the onset of a migraine, I would lie down in a dark quiet room and within 30 minutes, the migraine would subside. This changed my life because I was experiencing one migraine per week.

Maxalt, no longer...

However, Maxalt can not be prescribed while taking anti-depressants. So, I have been without a prescription for many years. But, my migraines, as I got older, came less frequently, approximately one per month.

What my migraine feels like

My experience with migraines is that they last for about 12 hours of incredible pain, pain where I can not function. I have to be in a dark, quiet room, with no screens, until it passes. Consequently, the next day, I was exhausted. like a hangover.

Migraine frequency has suddenly increased

For the past few weeks, migraines have returned to one every 5-7 days. I am trying to determine if my insurance will cover this option. But, they are insisting on a code from a doctor, to give me an answer.

In addition, I have had Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) for approximately 20 years. Beginning with IBSD for many years, then it switched to IBSC. For the past few weeks, along with the weekly migraines, IBSD is back frequently.

Only those who have truly experienced migraines frequently are aware of the limitations it places on one's life.

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