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Zorvolex for Migraine, Did it Work? -Product Review

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So, a few months ago, my neurologist gave me samples of this low dose NSAID medication as an abortive for my chronic migraine.   She gave me the 18mg and the 35mg.    I first tried the 18mg on a mild migraine.   It didn’t help me at all and I had to resort to Imitrex my tried and true medicine.

I don’t like taking Imitrex.  It makes me feel weird.  I get a lot of the usual suspects for side effects.   I’m not even sure how to explain how it makes me feel, except this:  It feels like I can feel every blood vessel in my body as it narrows them.   It makes my skin hurt and I don’t want to be touched.   Not to mention it usually requires me taking Ibuprofen to lessen that feeling and then an antacid afterward.  I also have a family history of heart problems, so I usually wait until the last possible moment and use it as a last resort.  However, I’m lucky that it works for me most of the time.   Then if the first dose doesn’t work, I have to take a second dose and that will put me in bed for the rest of the day.  More than likely that’s where I was headed anyway.

The next time I started to get a migraine, I tried the 35mg dose.   Still nothing.  It didn’t touch it at all.  I used up all of the samples hoping and praying that they would work and unfortunately for me, this product didn’t work.

In conclusion, I cannot recommend this product, but let me know in the comments if it worked for you!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

PureWine Product Review -Does It Work?

For anyone who follows my blog, you may know that wine gives me migraines.  I’ve tried determining which wines did it.   All red wines but as far as the white wines, that was harder to figure out.  I could drink a Pinot Grigio and be fine but then another brand would give me a migraine.

I saw these listed on The Dizzy Cook’s website and decided it was worth a try.  They remained in my wine cabinet for months.  I was very skeptical.  I’ve tried so many “migraine cures” that didn’t do anything for me.  Not that this is a cure for migraine, but I take everything with a grain of salt!

So, one day after a week of having a low-grade migraine (low pain…still sucks but….) I decided well, I guess I can try this b/c I already have one let’s see if red wine makes it worse!  So, I put the PureWine Wand in stirred it for three minutes.  Then I put the wine up to my mouth and drank.   Wow, one hour later my migraine went away (perhaps it was stressed induced and the wine relaxed me) So, I had a second glass with another wand.  NO MIGRAINE.   YASSSSSS!!!!!

Since then, I’ve enjoyed a few different types of wine with the wand and NO MIGRAINE! How does this amazing product work?  It removes the histamines and sulfites from wine.  The wand has a filter on it that filters all the stuff that can cause hangovers and for me MIGRAINE!

I highly recommend this product to anyone who has any sort of issues drinking wine!   You can get them on Amazon, but you get a little more bang for your buck if you buy them directly from their website.

*****Update*******

They contacted me after I wrote this article, shared it on Twitter and Instagram and they asked if I would like more and they sent them to me for FREE!   I have since become an affiliate I receive a small commission and YOU can receive a discount!!!!!   Please go to this website: https://lddy.no/asx0  and when you are checking out use the code mommyhasamigraine and you will receive 15% off!

This product works!!!!!

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Botox Savings Programs and Aimovig Savings Program too!

I just wanted to let some readers out there know, that if you have been diagnosed with Chronic Migraine you may qualify for a discount and or reimbursement of a deductible for Botox injections.   See this website to see if you qualify!  https://www.botoxchronicmigraine.com/botox-coverage-costs

So, I’m nearly 3 months into my Botox shots and I have to say that I’ve seen an improvement with my pain.   I still have other migraine symptoms.  However, the pain has been much less!

About 3 weeks ago my neurologist was looking at the migraine diary that I’ve been doing with a study for Amgen on Chronic Migraine.  I found this out through Migraine.com.  Check them out and subscribe for more information!  Anyhow, she saw how many migraines I have had in the last two months and decided I was a candidate for Aimovig!

I had to fill out a bunch of paperwork at the neurologist office.  They gave me a brief overview of how I would be injecting into myself.   I got a letter in the mail about a week later.

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So, I’m getting my first two doses for free!   A few days after that I received a nice little booklet from the Amgen.

 

A week later I received a red sharps disposable can.  I have to throw out the injectors into this sharps container, and then when it’s full send it back to the company who provided it.

On Saturday I received my first dose of medicine for free.   I’ll receive my second dose for free while I’m waiting for my insurance company to pre-approve it.   If my insurance doesn’t approve it, I’ve read it’s about $580.00 a dose!   I read in the letter that came with my medicine that I could apply for a savings program.  Which you can find here if you have been prescribed this medicine! https://www.aimovig.com/sign-up/ .

The medicine needs to be refrigerated.  Last night I finally sucked it up and gave myself the injection.  I *think* I did it correctly.  I hope I did it correctly.   I’ve watched some YouTube videos on how to do it and other people’s experience with it.  I’ve read that it takes a full 24 hours before it really starts working.

I will keep you posted!

 

 

 

Mommy Has a Migraine AND Exciting News!

I have been working on this book for a couple of years now.  Over the last couple of years, my daughter started asking me some really interesting questions, which made me change the book to answer her questions.  I believe I’ve written it in a style and using words most kids will be able to understand.   I tried to do this without comprising what a migraine really is, an entire disorder with many symptoms.   In this book, I’ve written mostly about my personal experiences and symptoms.

This week, I found an editor because it really needs it.   However, I have found an illustrator who is currently working on concept art for my book!   She’s an up and coming illustrator, editor, producer, and animator, her name is Melina Lescoe from Sweet Potato Productions. I’m really excited to be working with her!

To see some of her work, please click on the links above or her websites!

www.melinalescoe.com

http://www.sweetpotatoproductions.com/

Artwork for article provided by Melina Lescoe!

 

 

How Chronic Migraines Changed How I Live and Parent

Recently, I got an article published on GrokNation’s site.   Please read all about it here!

http://groknation.com/parenting/living-chronic-migraine-pain-changed-live-parent/

Which Side is Your Bad Side?

Most of the time I get migraines on the right side of my head.  I’m used to these and have a higher pain tolerance for these.  However, if I start to get one on the left side of my head (aka, the bad side or the wrong side) I know I’m in for trouble!!!!!   Which side is your bad side?

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What Does Your Aura Look Like?

I don’t get aura’s before migraines most of the time, but when I do I know it’s going to be a bad one.  What do your aura’s look like?  Mine look like this:

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Enhanced Water?

Do you put anything extra or buy water with extra ingredients to help with your migraines.   They always tell us to drink plenty of water.  So I drink a ton of water and then always buy some that has electrolytes in it.  Lately I’ve been gagging down 20 drops of Trace Minerals added to my electrolyte water in the morning.  It has a slight metallic taste to it.  So I do it like a shot and then chase it with anything that tastes decent!  It could be that I’m just having a good week, but I’ve been pretty decent this week since starting this.  I got the Trace Minerals here.FullSizeRender (006)

Could You BE Louder?

I’m channeling my inner Chandler Bing here.   I know that since I’ve become a mom, my indoor voice and outdoor voice are way louder than they used to be.   However I know some people who are always just very loud.   Whether it’s due to hearing loss or the fact that they too are just mother’s trying to be heard!!!! I get it!!!  However, some days when I have a really bad migraine, I’d love to scream this! (but I can’t b/c it hurts too much!)

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That Moment When…..

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