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Migraine help PLEASE!!

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  • Posted By: bhoward
  • January 12, 2009
  • 06:41 PM

My wife (38) has suffered with migraines since about 15. The condition has worsened dramatically over the last four or five years. She has had all the normal neurologist prescribed treatments (anti-seizure meds, beta blockers, etc for prevention, triptans for relief) with no success. She began taking Botox injections with some success last Spring after a hospital stay. She has on average 20 migraine days per month. She is taking about 25 Relpax (triptan) per month - another problem in itself. She has other symptoms/problems such as depression, weight gain (some possibly caused by Depakote), fatigue, gastro problems. What suggestions do you have? We have thought about a Mayo Clinic visit. An experiences there? Most of the numerous neurologists we have seen over the last four years have simply wanted to take the pharmacological trial-and-error method. That has yielded zero results. No one has seemed willing to try to research alternative diagnoses that may reveal a "cause." She is becoming increasingly frustrated and depressed just wanting to experience a normal day. PLEASE HELP!! We are desperate for relief. Any suggestions??? Thanks!

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