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A New Surprising Relief for Migraines!

My migraines have been diagnosed as “vestibular migraines,” a rare type with many difficult side effects in addition to the horrific migraine pain itself, which can last days or up to a week. I can get vertigo, double vision, tinnitus, nausea, vomiting, & just start falling down for no reason.

Daily migraine pain

Recently, during a day of painful migraine headaches, with the ears ringing, eyes burning, head pounding & double vision, my Imitrex Rx could not alleviate any of my pain. This was the first time that has happened. Desperate to ease the pain, I decided to try an OTC medicine I bought at a pharmacy in Paris recently. Within 5 minutes of taking 1 tablet, migraine, gone. Too good to be true. Next day migraine returned: another Parisian pill. Again the migraine went away. What it is: 400 mg of Ibuprofen & 100 mg of Caffeine. Only allowed 3 pills each 24 hours. I called my Neurologist in NYC, a migraine Specialist, who was thrilled with my discovery. He understood why the ingredients worked from his research. Happy to share this surprise with fellow sufferers.

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Comments

  • Brenbo
    3 weeks ago

    I’m glad you found something that works so well and fast at relieving you of the pain. How did it effect the vertigo? I, too, have vestibular migraines. I had menstrual migraines for over 25 years and was recently diagnosed as possibly having vestibular migraines. The vertigo is scary!

  • Carlie2012 author
    2 weeks ago

    Hi Brenbo, I sympathize w/ the vertigo u r experiencing as it was dramatic in the beginning for me & kept me home bound 80% of the time, for fear of falling in dangerous locations. It is too soon to tell if these new meds will help w/ vertigo. But I have noticed that over the years the vertigo attacks have naturally diminished & I hope the same for you.

  • Crystal.Harper
    4 weeks ago

    That’s wonderful!! What a great find! Thank you so much for sharing with us and I hope you continue to find the relief you need.

    Wishing you well, Crystal (Migraine.com team member)

  • Carlie2012 author
    2 weeks ago

    Thanks very much!

  • Allyson.Ellis moderator
    1 month ago

    Carlie2012, I am so glad you discovered a treatment that is helping you manage your migraine symptoms! I hear how miserable you feel when vestibular migraine strikes. I hope your doctor is able to recommend a comparable product in the US or that you are able to order a supply from France! I hope it will continue offering you relief. Thank you for sharing with the community. Wishing you a gentle day. ~Allyson (Migraine.com team)

  • Carlie2012 author
    2 weeks ago

    The caffeine tablets & ibuprofen are both available in the US & my migraine M.D. has approved their use. They have been working just fine, thankfully! Appreciate your words of concern.

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