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Magnesium Infusions NYC area?

  • By DanielleP

    Hi, I’m new here–on behalf of my daughter!

    I take her to a headache specialist for a magnesium infusion (push IV) once a month for and it seems to help keep the migraines at bay. The problem is that they are dropping our insurance in January and I will have to pay $250/per visit. I was wondering if there is anyone who has this done in the tri-state area? I have called and Googled and appealed to my pediatrician and local neuro and I can’t find anyone else who will do this for her. It’s so frustrating.

    Appreciate any information or recommendations.

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  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    Hi DanielleP,

    Thank you for your question and being part of the Migraine.com discussion forum – we’re glad you’re here!!

    I can imagine how frustrating this must be. There are number of true migraine experts in the NYC area you may want to look into. These expert doctors are different from neurologists in that they are board certified in headache medicine, which is different than being certified in neurology. We have more information on this here; http://migraine.com/blog/how-are-migraine-specialists-different/ and https://migraine.com/blog/really-find-headache-specialist/.

    I hope this helps! Let me know what you think,

    Nancy

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  • By DanielleP

    Thank you, Nancy. I will look through your links. We have been seeing a headache specialist, and I agree, it’s the way to go. Unfortunately, many of them don’t take insurance and some don’t see children. I actually found one who DOES infusions, sees children AND takes our insurance, so going to start there with a consult in a few weeks! Thanks for the welcome 🙂

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  • By GardensatNight

    Be sure to check how they bill the infusions as well. My neuro, if they give you the infusion in their office (through a push) bills it in such a way that it costs me over $500 per procedure (that’s with insurance.) If I go to an infusion center, like where people get chemo, my insurance covers it at $60 per procedure, same drugs. In fact, I can get like 7 drugs if I’m having a massive intractable migraine, still $60. And I know they treat pediatric migraine at this infusion center I go to (sorry I’m not in NYC), too. Plus the infusion center nurses are MUCH better at sticking you than the neuro. They do it all day. I never even feel it. My neuro once took SEVEN sticks to get in my vein, and was trying to blame my veins. (when no one else ever has trouble.)

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