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Wed Feb 20, 2019, 11:27 PM

My son's new medication

Well he got his medication yesterday. It's one of the new ones called Emgality. It's injectable. He used it for the first time. I watched him use it. One poke in each thigh. I has a spring action mechanism. He hates needles but I think trying the botox and the 31 injections each time helped get him beyond that. So 2 pokes in the thigh were nothing for him. I was amazed that each one would have been $600 without insurance but with insurance it was 0. I am feeling grateful. I am trying to remain hopeful. He tracks his migraines and out of the last 90 days, he had migraines for 45 days. He is so strong and resilient. My sweet fighter. He deserves to be free from pain and suffering. He is just so damn sweet, funny and kind. Then there is the insomnia and depression, it feels like if we can get a handle on one part, it will be less of a struggle to get the rest to fall in to place. I came home today and he was working out. He loves to exercise. I truly believe that we are going to find the answers for him to live his best life. I just want him to be healthy, happy and whole. Time will tell if this is the answer. Focusing on the positive. I really appreciate all the love, support and advice I have gotten from so many here. It has had a powerful impact.

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Lotusflower70 Feb 2019 OP
unblock Feb 2019 #1
MLAA Feb 2019 #2
CentralMass Feb 2019 #3
rwsanders Feb 2019 #4
DeadLetterOffice Apr 2019 #6
rwsanders Apr 2019 #8
hunter Feb 2019 #5
DeadLetterOffice Apr 2019 #7

Response to Lotusflower70 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 11:34 PM

1. For me the injections are nothing, I've done then so many times. But,

It doesn't hurt to apply over-the-counter lidocaine cream 30 minutes before and ice 5 minutes before. That's what I do for my son's injections. I usually don't bother for myself at this point.

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Response to Lotusflower70 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

2. Hope the new med works well for him! 🍀

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Response to Lotusflower70 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 12:02 AM

3. My ex wife suffered with migraines for years and eventually found some relief after visiting a

chiropracter who corrected some alignment issues with her neck and spine. The appointment was to get some relief from a pinched nerve but 5 or 6 visits later, her migraines stopped.

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Response to Lotusflower70 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 12:07 AM

4. Two non-pharmaceutical FDA approved devices for migraines:

https://www.cefaly.us/ (trigeminal nerve migraines)


http://www.eneura.com/# (seizure related migraines)

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Response to rwsanders (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 1, 2019, 08:20 PM

6. Cefaly was a waste of my money

Its effectiveness seems inversely related to the number of migraines a person gets -- the more of a chronic migraineur you are, the less useful it is (per my neurologist)

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Response to DeadLetterOffice (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 1, 2019, 10:26 PM

8. Thanks for the info.

As a Physical Therapist I can't prescribe one, but have mentioned to patients with migraines.

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Response to Lotusflower70 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 05:44 PM

5. I still have blinding incapacitating migraines...

... of the can't-see and can't-think sort.

But the curled up on the bathroom floor in the dark in front of the toilet with a towel or pillow wrapped around my head nauseous extremely painful and praying-to-die migraines seem to have faded away in my later middle age.

I've had prescriptions for both oral and injectable migraine meds that worked well enough, but I was still fairly worthless even after taking them. They effectively reduced the nausea and pain, pushed aside the praying-to-die aspect, but I still wasn't clear headed for any lesser period of time than my migraines usually last. Any day I suffered a migraine was still trashed, meds or not.

My own pattern seemed to follow that of cluster headaches and certain forms of epilepsy. I'll be "in remission" for many months, and then hell.

I'm currently in a migraine cycle but my situation is such that a few hours of blindness, discomfort, and inability to mentally focus isn't a big deal.

I'm a huge fan of modern meds.

I'd be long dead in a world without them.



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Response to Lotusflower70 (Original post)

Mon Apr 1, 2019, 08:24 PM

7. I've been on Aimovig injections for a year

It's really helped me. I hope your son's medication works for him!

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