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    migraine for 10 months & counting
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    kripmeli posted:
    I have had migraines since I was 5yrs old, I am now 39 and I don't see any relief in sight. I have had a migraine with right sided weakness, aura, sensitive to light and smell, blurry and double vision, nausea, anxiety and neck/shoulder stiffness. I have a neurologist who specializes in migraine treatment, but even he thinks I need to travel to an inpatient clinic because he has tried everything possible with no relief. I have tried 20-30 different meds(even BOTOX), had multiple CAT/MRI scans, a lumbar puncture and bloodwork...all which show nothing abnormal. I started this ten month headache after a fender bender in February but they cleared my neck with CAT scan before releasing me from ER. I can't afford to go to another state for treatment, what should I do now? I have no idea what else to try or do...help me if you can, I am open to all suggestions at this point.

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    rosielou responded:
    Hi kripmeli,

    I'm sorry your migraines are so awful, mine started at an early age also. Is there any way for your neuro to oversee an infusion treatment locally? I'm assuming that's what he's looking for in an inpatient clinic.

    Another thought. Does your insurance cover travel to the out of state clinic? I'm thinking it's like if someone needs to go out of state for a transplant or other treatment. Your migraines are bad enough where you need that level of treatment now. The insurance should assist with finding great options. Okay, we both know they'll prob fight covering it, but if it's in your contract they have to cover it.

    I hope others with experience in this will hop on and give their 2?. Another site with good info on infusions is migraine.com, this one isn't very active.

    I hope you find relief from your pain and can enjoy life again. Rose


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