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Medication stop working?

  • By dogmom03

    Hi. Has anyone had a situation where their medication just suddenly stopped working or helping? I’ve been to a few headache doctors and am in the middle of finding a new one. I’ve tried several pain meds, with no relief. So until I find a new dr and meds, the only thing I have is Excedrin with Ibuprofen. It has always taken the edge off my headaches (unless I am having a mind blowing one), but this last headache I have now, it hasn’t even done that ! I’m a little worried, considering that was my only defense against some relief. Has anyone else had that happen to them? And if so, did the meds start helping again the next time they needed them. Thanks !

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  • By Ellen Schnakenberg

    dogmom03

    I’m so sorry you’re having this experience. It’s unfortunate, but a frequent problem for all types of medications used in Migraine: preventives, abortives and rescues. Sometimes they’ll work again later, sometimes not. Every patient is different I’m afraid.

    Are you seeing a Migraine specialist yet? That might be the very best thing you can do for yourself and this issue. Here is a link that will help you find the specialist nearest you: https://migraine.com/blog/looking-for-a-migraine-specialist/

    Please write back and let us know how you’re doing…

    ~Ellen

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