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What is an Intractable Migraine?

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What is an Intractable Migraine?

Question: What is an Intractable Migraine?

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I am a 54-year-old female; I have been having migraines for 32 years. My Doctor told me last month that I have intractable migraines. He suggested that he has done just about all he could do. I am having 3-4 migraines a week. I have had to resign for my job last September. My question is what is an Intractable Migraine? Thanks, Pam.

     

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Dear Pam;

The term "Intractable Migraine" is used differently by different doctors. Some use it to mean persistent Migraine; some to mean Migraines that don't respond to medications. It sounds like it's time for you to move on to a Migraine specialist. There are about 100 medications and nearly endless combinations of them that can be used as Migraine preventives today, allowing approximately 98% of Migraineurs to find effective preventive regimens. There's a link to our directory of recommended specialists below.

Good luck,
Teri Robert and John Claude Krusz


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