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New Migraine Drug Offers Unprecedented Relief, But Insurance Plans Don’t Cover It | NBC Nightly News

A new group of injectable drugs inhibit a protein thought to trigger migraines, but not all insurance plans cover it — and many people can’t afford the $575 a month price tag.
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  3. This helped lessen migraine attacks for me.. no less than 2 liters of water daily ( does not include soda, coffee etc) no skipping or missing meals, and as a migraine sufferer you probably are allergic to some foods , artif sweeteners , sulfites , aspirin etc, avoid them or don't take them on an empty stomach, and sleep deprivation too will trigger an attavk

  4. Just another chapter in The Great American Shitshow

  5. Insurance won't cover it but it will cover VIAGRA and many other for men.

  6. Healthcare For All! No more insurance companies!

  7. Last paragraph first:. >>What about migraines? Here is a newly published article in the Journal of Neural Transmission. It’s called Why All Migraine Patients Should Be Treated With Magnesium. The lead author is Dr. A. Mauskop who runs the New York Headache Center and has written many papers on magnesium and migraines. I quoted him in my Magnesium Miracle book. You can read the abstract of his paper which he ends by saying “…the fact that magnesium deficiency may be present in up to half of migraine patients, and that routine blood tests are not indicative of magnesium status, empiric treatment with at least oral magnesium is warranted in all migraine sufferers.” That’s a pretty clear directive that you don’t often see in journal articles…usually they say, we need more funding to research this further!

    Carolyn Dean MD NDl<< 

    May 23, 2012

    A blog reader said he had high hopes that he would read a blog from me that resisted any mention of my favorite supplement, magnesium. Then he wanted to know if he really needed a magnesium supplement if he eats lots of green veggies. Well, I’m very sorry but the magnesium blog keeps chugging along fueled by constant input from magnesium fans. And yes, I think that everyone needs more magnesium in spite of a good diet. I know I do.

    One reader wrote: “Another disease you can add to your list that’s caused by magnesium deficiency is pseudogout (CPPD). I had calcium crystals in both knees, both ankles and my left wrist. Within three days of starting magnesium the pain in my left wrist started going away.” He said he found an article in Medical Hypotheses that reported Vitamin B1 (thiamine) needs sufficient magnesium to create thiamine pyrophosphate, but when magnesium is deficient calcium pyrophosphate is produced instead. He asked me to add this information to my website so it can help others regain their quality of life as he has.

    I think the following report is even more amazing. “I want to tell you a wonderful thing about Magnesium. I had pyorrhea and gingivitis for years. When I started taking magnesium the pyorrhea and gingivitis cleared up. Then I noticed my right front cuspid was thinner than the left but there was also a diagonal chip in the left cuspid. I began a regimen of brushing my teeth with magnesium and within 3 months the tooth had remineralized. Both teeth are fine and the right cuspid that was thinner is now normal. It truly is a miracle mineral. I told my dentist about it but really, he didn’t pay attention. Professionals think it’s some kind of idiocy. When will they wake up?”

    The type of magnesium to use on your toothbrush is magnesium oil. This is a supersaturated magnesium chloride (from sea water) in distilled water.

    I use LL’s Ancient Minerals Magnesium Oil because I know it’s safe without contaminants.

    Just put a few drops on a toothbrush and brush well.

    I use some of my regular, natural tooth paste; and spray some mag oil from a small spray bottle. One or two sprays will do.

    Some people use baking soda along with the mag oil.

    Some people floss first.

    Some dilute the oil if it’s too strong.

    Some also gargle with a few drops of magnesium oil in water for gingivitis.

    However, if you have mercury fillings, I would not use magnesium in the mouth. Magnesium pulls out toxic metals and could pull mercury into your mouth which you might then swallow.

    All in all, the results from using magnesium oil for dental hygiene are impressive.

    Another blog reader wrote that his mother is on a lot of medications but he got her taking magnesium. He said, “After her first dose she said that she later had a really good BM–and felt 10 years younger. WOW–that makes me feel it’s really worth it to remind her to take it—she’s almost 89 years old.

    Even multiple sclerosis can respond to magnesium. A blog reader wrote the following. “As an MS patient I was blown away to find that after only two days on magnesium citrate, several of my symptoms disappeared to the point that I am more of a functioning woman.”

  8. CBD may be helpful in migraines, along with a laundry list of other conditions, and this is why. 

    OBJECTIVES: Ethan B.  Russo’s paper of December 1, 2003 explored the concept of a clinical endocannabinoid deficiency  (CECD) underlying the pathophysiology of migraine, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome and other functional conditions alleviated by  clinical cannabis. METHODS: Available literature was reviewed, including searches via the National Library of medicine database and other sources. RESULTS:  A review of the literature indicates that significant progress has been made since Dr. Ethan B. Russo’s landmark paper, just ten years ago (February 2, 2004). 

    Investigation  at that time suggested that  cannabinoids can block spinal, peripheral and gastrointestional mechanisms  that promote pain in headache, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome and muscle spasm. 

    CONCLUSION:  Subsequent research  has confirmed that underlying endocannabinoid deficiencies indeed play  a role in migraine, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome and a growing list of  other medical conditions. Clinical experience is bearing this out. Further research and especially, clinical trials will further demonstrate  the usefulness of medical cannabis. As legal barriers fall and scientific bias fades this will become more apparent.

  9. I have the same thing never had them till 2015 when I got seizures an when I get them I throw up for hours till my doctor gave me Zembrace SYMTOUCH an Fidelis Care says it's not medical condition an it's not covered they have no clue what it's like an I never had this before an I dont know what to do to get my meds my doctor gave me 2 of them an I got 1 left how can I get more wish I had help on fineing way to get my meds.😥 an I'm from New York UpState

  10. Profit!!! Profit!!!
    You appreciate Obama Care now

  11. Insurance companies are the worlds Biggest Racket. Right next to Prostitution and Religion…

  12. DRUG COMMERCIAL posing as "news", not even subversive, more like IN YOUR FACE, Sales of DRUGS, ask your prescription writer for your's today.

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