(Closed) Can’t find anyone to refill my Ultram, what else is there for migraines?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Well that doesn’t seem right to me! When your doctor left (I’m assuming he was a neurologist?) did he help his patients find new doctors? Who have you been seeing in the meantime? I can’t imagine that any neuro who has your files would refuse to fill this prescription for you without at least going over other options.

I was on Topamax daily for a long time as a prophylactic (preventative), and then I used Maxalt for the occasions I did get a migraine. The Topamax really cut down on the occurences of the migraines, and then when I did still get one (rarely) the Maxalt was like a miracle pill.

Both of those are prescription though – I’ve never found anything OTC that works. That’s crazy that doctors are refusing to talk to you about alternatives… I think you just need to keep looking until you find a doctor willing to work with you. Do you have your files from your previous doctor? Feel free to PM me about any of this – I’ve been through years and years of migraine stuff myself so maybe I can help.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

It’s strange doctos will not give you anything. I take Sumitriptan (sp?) for my migraines.  I get around 7-10 migraines/per month and miss at least 2 days of work/month. The other days I manage.

As for OTC, I pound Tylenol. It’s the only that that seems to help. One day I was out of Tylenol and happened to have Midol in my bag. That actually worked pretty well.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@SouthernGirl:  Yikes. Well, when you get to your new city, you need to find a neuro, not a GP, and go with your files, and they should help you. As for the meantime, I don’t know that I have much to offer for advice. 🙁 Mine have gotten much better since the Topamax. Sometimes taking 4 Advil will help me when I start to get one, but if you are getting them often that’s not the best practice. That’s the trouble with migraines! Can you ask your GP for a neuro reference in your area? Maybe the Ultram is making the doctors suspicious, even if it shouldn’t?

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I wrote a similar post a few months ago and it has some wonderful suggestions. I will go find you the link.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

Sorry this may not help, but have you tried a chiropractor and/or accupuncturer (sp?), they may be able to help with your migranes.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Genuine513:  a chiro is what cures mine, so I second this option if you have it.  It is really the “cure” for me.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

My SO suffers from migranes too, the chrio has been his best friend.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@SouthernGirl:  Wow that is scary! I take Tramadol, and I think it’s the generic form of Ultram. Did you experience withdrawals when you ran out?

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I am currently on Topamax daily and it’s too early to tell if it’s working because I just switched to this but when I get a bad migraine the only thing that works is Toradol. Seriously the drug is a miracle. Especially if I can get to the doctor for a shot of it. The pill works ok too. They also JUST came out with it in a nasal spritz which I of course can’t get covered by my insurance. Hope you can get something soon! Migraines are the worst :/

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