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A 37-year-old female asked:

What works good for migraine pain when ur allergic to all triptans and preventatives don't work at all? i get 15 or more a month.

4 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
See neurologist: Sometimes bcp may help. Others may benefit from a beta blocker or calcium-channel blocker.. For those with >15 migraines a month, the fda has approved Botox for the condition.
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
Neurology 11 years experience
Migraine : Botox may be a good option for your headaches. Alternative techniques such as biofeedback are often helpful.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
East West: Integrative medicine. Typical migraine headaches are one-sided, pulsating or throbbing with moderate to severe in intensity. More than 15 episodes is a chronic migraine. In conjunction with stress management and the avoidance of triggers, eastern medicine has an excellent track record for managing migraine. The advantage of eastern over western medicine is that it does no harm or side effects.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
Migraine Tx: You may want to consider having your doctor/headache specialist see if Botox can be approved for your migraine headaches. If it works you could have significantly less migraines for at least 3-4 months at a time. Many times people's migraines are cut in half if not more. The use of your oral migraine prevention medications and abortives are much more helpful and reduce occurrences even better.

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