MIGRAINE RELIEF BLOG : migraine medicines

Long distance travel is one of the many challenges a migraineur must face.

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If you suffer from chronic migraines, you likely already know the medication game plan. It starts with the regular use of preventative medication to avert an attack from occurring.

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It’s easy to fall victim to the pretense that because a drug is sold over the counter (OTC), it’s safe.

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We wish there was a single, magical pill that delivered complete relief from chronic migraine symptoms – but that just isn’t the reality.

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As a migraineur, it’s easy to feel bound by the uncertainty of your condition. When will the next migraine episode occur? How severe will the pain be? How long will it last?

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Anyone whose ever had a migraine knows relief couldn’t come fast enough! Pain can surface suddenly and in some cases, can increase to a level that leaves sufferers incapable of getting out of bed.

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The path to chronic migraine relief can be a long and trifling one, embedded with forks in the road, dead ends and detours. Because everyone responds to treatment differently, there’s no telling what will work for you and what won’t.

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It’s no secret; migraine treatment can be expensive! Without help from insurance, costs can quickly build to an unmanageable amount, which leaves many to ask – what should I do when I can’t afford the help I need?

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A basilar migraine, also known as basilar-type migraine (BTM), is a subtype of migraine with aura symptoms originating from the brainstem or the simultaneous involvement of both hemispheres. This type of migraine is also referred to as basilar artery migraine, Bickerstaff syndrome, vertebrobasilar migraine and brainstem migraine.

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Katie, a 20-year-old college student, has suffered from migraines for several years. While Katie’s doctor recently prescribed her a new medication for migraine relief, Katie is worried about the possible side effects associated with migraine medications, including unknown long-term effects. Katie also worries about how she will afford her new medications. Are you, like Katie, […]

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