Previous month:
April 2011
Next month:
June 2011

Western N.Y. Migraine Support Group: Join Us Tuesday

My friend and colleague Nancy Harris Bonk has started a Migraine and headache disorder support group for western New York. Their second meeting is scheduled for this coming Tuesday, May 17, at 7 p.m. I'm pleased to be joining them by telephone to discuss improving patient / doctor communication.

If you live in the area, please consider joining us!

For more information, please visit the Western New York Migraine and Headache Disorder Support Group site.

Live well,


 

Puz-only-btn


Get the latest Migraine and headache news, informational articles, tips for living well, and more in my free weekly newsletter. To subscribe, CLICK HERE.

Follow me on    or 

 

 

Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape

© Teri Robert, 2011
Last updated May 15, 2011


Migraine Rescue: When Our Regular Treatments Fail

7Essentials#6-125 What is it that constitutes good Migraine Management? This morning, I read an email from a woman who's struggling to find a doctor who is willing to give her a shot when her "regular" Migraine treatments fail and she needs help. To my way of thinking, she shouldn't be having to worry about this. The doctor who treats her for her Migraines should have this covered.

This is what's called rescue treatment - treatment we use when the treatment we normally use when we get a Migraine fails. When our Migraine treatment fails, we're in bad shape. We're usually in a lot of pain and plagued by other symptoms as well - nausea, vomiting, photophobia, and more. If our first-line treatment fails - and it will fail sometimes - we and our doctors should have a rescue plan and rescue treatment in place. It's not realistic to expect us to be able to go to the doctor when this happens. First of all, getting anywhere is terribly difficult and adds to our pain. Some people live alone. How are they supposed to get there? If it's a weekend, after hours, a holiday, or during our doctor's vacation, then what? Relying on an emergency room in these situations is even worse. Many emergency room personnel don't want to see Migraineurs, and again, it's difficult to get there.

In a truly comprehensive Migraine management regimen, rescue treatment is an essential element. Have you and your doctor discussed rescue treatment? Do you have rescue treatments in your Migraine took kit?

You can learn more about rescue treatment in Migraine Management Essential 6: Rescue Treatment.

Live well,


 

Puz-only-btn


Get the latest Migraine and headache news, informational articles, tips for living well, and more in my free weekly newsletter. To subscribe, CLICK HERE.

Follow me on    or 

 

 

Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape

© Teri Robert, 2011
Last updated May 5, 2011