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You Name It, I’ve Tried It – How I Finally Unlocked Migraine Relief

Gennifer Rose
ByGennifer RoseSep 10, 2022In Partnership With Cove

Got migraines?

  • Raise your hand if your plans with friends and family are always “tentative” because you’re never sure you’ll be migraine-free on any certain day.
  • Keep it raised if you stockpile prescription medications and save them only for “special days” because you don’t know when you’ll be able to get any more.
  • Raise it up higher if you’ve given up on doctors showing empathy and understanding for your migraine pain and how much it negatively impacts your life.

Is your hand in the air? Then you and I need to have an honest chat about breaking the negative cycles caused by unmanaged migraines.

Let me tell you how the Cove Online Migraine Clinic has helped me live my best life, despite being a chronic migraine sufferer.

My Personal Migraine Journey

I can vividly remember the day when I had my first severe migraine. I was about 19 years old and it was New Year’s Eve. Around 7pm I felt dull and throbbing pain at the front of my head and behind my eyes. I took OTC pain meds which didn’t help at all. By midnight when the new year rolled in I was in the throes of a full-blown migraine and I had no idea what to do. At the time I didn’t really know what a migraine was, and it was scary having so much unexplained pain and no way to find relief.

As the years went on, the migraines became more frequent with increased intensity. I spent many days in doctor’s offices having frustrating conversations that felt like they were going nowhere. I was referred to neurologists and headache specialists who gave me general advice about avoiding migraine triggers and recommended lifestyle changes. But even with all these appointments, I was still not seeing much relief and often had to spend nights in the ER to get medications for pain relief.

But finally, after years of searching, I’ve found something that works for me. And, that’s Cove!

Seeking Help from Your Cove Doctor

In the past one of the biggest obstacles to even beginning to seek migraine treatment was getting an appointment with a doctor who was knowledgeable enough to understand your symptoms and provide valuable insights, paired with prescribing the right medications.

With a traditional doctor’s office setting, you need referrals from your primary care doctor just to be seen by a neurologist. This process could take weeks, possibly even longer. But with Cove, you’ll connect with a migraine specialized doctor within 48 hours of filling out the initial questionnaire. No long wait times or “brush-offs” from doctors who just don’t know how to help.

Building Your Personalized Migraine Treatment Plan

Just like all people are unique, migraines affect each person differently. There’s no one-size-fits-all treatment plan and it often takes multiple attempts to get it just right. But no worries, your Cove doctor understands the process and they’re willing to work with you until you’re seeing some relief.

First, I completed an online consultation going over my migraine journey and the treatment options I’ve tried in the past. Next, my doctor worked with me to find the best treatment plan for me and Cove delivers my doctor-recommended treatment directly to my door on my schedule. Then my doctor continues to follow up with me to make sure I’m always getting the care that I need.

Not only are you going to treat the acute migraine episodes, but you may also be prescribed preventative medicines and make better lifestyle choices that will give you longer periods of time between migraines. For myself, taking nortriptyline every day has been a true lifesaver because it dramatically decreases the frequency and intensity of my migraines. When I do have a migraine brewing, I take rizatriptan as soon as possible to reduce the severity. This is a plan that my Cove doctor and I came up with together, and these two medications are a killer combo!

Final Thoughts

I’m so glad I’ve finally found effective relief for my chronic migraines. Now when I feel a migraine coming on, I have a game plan that works thanks to Cove. My medications are prescribed through Cove and get mailed right to my house. It’s super easy and convenient! I love that I’m always ready to stop migraines from ruining my day.