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Old 06-29-2008, 08:48 AM   #21
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My sister has them and she swears by ginger tea
When she feels one coming on she makes her tea

measurments i don't know

she'll grate fresh ginger root and put into hot water
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Old 06-29-2008, 10:31 AM   #22
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I had migraines very badly in my teens. sometimes they were unrelenting for over a week :( and I certainly lost a day a week regularly. when i was 17 my wisdom teeth were removed and the migraines stopped. Only in the last few years have I had the occasional migraine again.

Good luck finding a good control method to you all.
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Old 06-29-2008, 11:13 AM   #23
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Feverfew is reputed to be helpful for migraines.

http://www.wtv-zone.com/WolfDogCircl...feverfew1.html
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Old 06-29-2008, 12:42 PM   #24
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Topomax is a daily med that you can take to prevent migraines. It does seem to work pretty well. I've used it in the past.
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Old 06-29-2008, 02:33 PM   #25
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As far as meds go, one that sis takes is imitrex

Yes but the problem with imitrex is you do grow immune to it. After some time it wan't help at all.
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Old 06-29-2008, 05:11 PM   #26
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For those of you who have not been able to find relief from recurring head pain, please consider that it might not be migraine but cluster headache. They are not the same, and meds that work for migraine will not work for cluster headache. HTH.
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Old 06-29-2008, 05:13 PM   #27
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I get headaches daily. Sadly, they can all be cured with my prescription migraine pills that are $40 for 6. Rarely do I have tension headaches and I think a lot of them are caused by my back/neck. Estrogen was the culprit many years ago when I would have excruciating daily migraines, emergency room visits at 3 am for shots, etc. Once I visited a neurologist he decided to take me off the pill and the migraines went away...sort of.

I have one now, but it's just a little one that is tolerable. Anymore I think I get full blown migraines a couple times a month.
Angie, you might consider contacting the manufacturer, or asking your doctor to - many pharmaceutical companies now offer programs to help people who can't afford the meds they need. It's worth a shot
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Old 06-29-2008, 08:59 PM   #28
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Angie, you might consider contacting the manufacturer, or asking your doctor to - many pharmaceutical companies now offer programs to help people who can't afford the meds they need. It's worth a shot
That is a good idea. I'll give it a try. I can't imagine what the cost would be WITHOUT insurance!! Thanks!

ETA: From CVS.com

MAXALT MLT 10 MG TAB

Quantity: 3Price: $74.59Quantity: 12Price: $298.99
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Old 06-29-2008, 09:19 PM   #29
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That is a good idea. I'll give it a try. I can't imagine what the cost would be WITHOUT insurance!! Thanks!

ETA: From CVS.com

MAXALT MLT 10 MG TAB

Quantity: 3Price: $74.59Quantity: 12Price: $298.99
Check here and also check Walgreens and Kmart they all have similar programs and they are adding more drugs all the time.
Walmart.com: Pharmacy: $4 Prescriptions
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Old 06-29-2008, 09:48 PM   #30
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That is a good idea. I'll give it a try. I can't imagine what the cost would be WITHOUT insurance!! Thanks!

ETA: From CVS.com

MAXALT MLT 10 MG TAB

Quantity: 3Price: $74.59Quantity: 12Price: $298.99
MAXALT MLT is also known as this
Rizatriptan Benzoate Oral disintegrating tablet
What is this medicine?
RIZATRIPTAN is used to treat migraines with or without aura. An aura is a strange feeling or visual disturbance that warns you of an attack. It is not used to prevent migraines.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
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