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OTC Hormonal Sinus Migraine options please!
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Anon_138320 posted:
Female- 51 I experience painful monthly sinus migraines, sometimes for several days, some months not as bad as others thankfully. Is there an effective over the counter medicine that can help relieve this problem? In the past I have used Excedrin, Aleeve, Motrin, Naxoprin, Advil and Asprin, sometimes one will help, sometimes I have to keep switching and none seem to help! [br>[br>I am looking for effective relief! I am a BCP user, normal weight, 5'7 - 135 lb, try to eat healthy, holidays the exception! [br>[br>Thanks!
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georgiagail responded:
You may wish to consult a Neurologist for some effective prescription medication for migraines.

Gail
 
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Anon_138320 replied to georgiagail's response:
Thank you Gail, I will be consulting my family physician. In the meantime I was able to get helpful suggestions on a different board. I appreciate your time. Happy New Year.
 
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georgiagail replied to Anon_138320's response:
Most OTC medications for migraines have limited benefit in relieving these symptoms. Trust me on this one. And your family physician is not the person to understand this.

After suffering from dizziness and undergoing a fair number of tests I was finally turned over to a Neurologist who suggested a connection with migraines and I began a low dose of Topiramate. It was at that point I realized I had been experiencing headaches that I attributed to eye strain, sleeping incorrectly, neck strain probably five to six days a week. All the OTC meds provided minimal pain control in dealing with these while the prescription medication, even at a very low dose of 50 mg qday did the trick.

Gail


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