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No Truth Allowed

“Pain must be regarded as a disease… and the physician’s first duty is action–heroic action–to fight disease.” –Benjamin Rush

The impetus of this post originally came from the very brave and truthful comments posted by Dr. Robbins

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Preventatives on the left, abortives on the right, and me stuck in the middle

This is a post taken from excerpts from comments I shared between another migraine patient and I in regards to preventive migraine treatment. I wanted to
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According to research published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, most children who suffer from chronic daily headache may outgrow the condition.

The study found 60% of the children no longer had chronic daily headache

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A new product is out, with less acetaminophen than Fioricet or Esgic: Orbivan, which has 50mg of butalbital, 300mg of acetaminophen, and 40mg of caffeine….very similar to Fioricet/Esgic(brand names), or the generic for those.
Also out is a version without

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The cost of Botox, unfortunately, just went up.. from about $390 per 100unit vial to approx $417 a vial.

The cost of Botox does limit it’s use;  the average patient now recieves 50 to 100 units per treatment.  In the

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Rebound, or withdrawal headache does exist, but has generally been overstated as a cause of chronic daily headache (CDH). Headache clinic studies, which tend to be skewed toward the more severe patients, indicate a much higher percentage of rebound than

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