Skip to content

    Announcements

    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!


    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    New Medicines for Tension Headaches & Resulting Migraine (Hemaplegic)
    avatar
    holstinemrs posted:
    IS THERE ANYTHING NEW IN THE WORLD OF PAIN RELIEF/ TREATMENT/ OR PREVENTION? I have suffered from tension-type headaches and classic migraine with aura since 1983. I was treated with the standard butalbital/codeine for severe migraines and butalbital/caffeine for tension headaches. Used Imitrex with great success from 1995 to 2009. In 2009 headaches changed from classic migraine with aura to complex (or hemiplegic) migraines. Dr. stopped prescribing Imitrex, contraindicated for hemiplegic migraines. I really need to know if there is any other medication out there for these, maybe that has come out in the past 3 years or so. HELP!!!! Desperate.

    Take the Poll

    IS THERE ANY NEW MEDICINE FOR TENSION-TYPE HEADACHES AND RESULTING HEMAPLEGIC (COMPLEX) MIGRAINES? No Imitrex...contraindicated for complex migraine.
    • Help
    • PLEASE HELP
    vote
    View Poll Results
    Reply


    Helpful Tips

    Supplements for headachesExpert
    A lot of my patients ask about herbal supplements for headaches. There are very few studies of supplements for headaches, but there are ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    53 of 70 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

    For more information, visit the Duke Health Pain Disorders Center