Tammy’s Treatment Regimen

I am often asked what medication and supplements I take to manage my chronic pain disorders. To make life a little simpler, I’ve listed my entire regimen here. It includes medicines and supplements that address a variety of symptoms, not just migraine. Please remember there are hundreds of available treatments and that everyone responds differently. Work with your headache specialist to find the right combinations for you.

UPDATE: The list keeps getting smaller! I can’t tell you how THRILLED I am to watch it shrink. It’s all thanks to a great treatment team, including awesome headache specialists who work WITH me to get results. This is ALL I take for Migraine, Cluster Headache, Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Sleep Apnea. WOOT!

You would think with all these resources, there would always be something that helped. Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. Sometimes the symptoms overwhelm me and I forget what my options are. At other times, I try everything and none of it works. That’s why it’s essential to have a good headache specialist on your team for regular check-ups, emergencies, and when nothing else works.

Preventives: 

Botox for Chronic Migraine
Verapamil 120mg BID (for Cluster Headache)
Amitriptyline 10mg
Cortisone injections
CPAP
Mirapex (pramipexole)
Cetirizine (Zyrtec)

Supplements:

Melatonin
Vitamin D-3
Calcium-Magnesium

Abortives:

Naratriptan (Amerge)
100% Oxygen at 15 lpm x 20 minutes PRN

Rescue Treatments:

Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)
Naproxen (Aleve)
Promethazine (Phenergan)
Ketorolac IM injection (Toradol)
Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine)

Comfort Measures:

TheraSpecs
Ice bags
Ice Kap
Migraine Hat
MigraCap
TheraPearl ice packs
Migrastick
Deep Blue
TENS unit
Reusable heat packs
Heated throw
Bed Buddy heat wraps
Wide-brimmed hats
Bose noise-cancelling headphones
Silicone ear plugs
BioFreeze
SalonPas
Tiger Balm