If you're one of the nearly 30 million Americans who suffer from migraines, you know just how debilitating they can be. I don't get one very often, but last week I had a doozy. You know one of those three day throbbers that refuse to go away. Not only do you feel like someone is stabbing you in the eye, your stomach hurts and you walk around in a daze feeling nauseous. Not a pretty picture.
But now there might be a new way to fight migraines. This month, a new drug is expected to land in pharmacies that combines two existing migraine drugs. It promises to offer relief without the fear of addiction. It's called treximet.
Apparently it works by combining two existing drugs that control two different aspects of migraine headaches. First, it prevents blood vessels in the head from narrowing. Second, it blocks the brain from releasing chemicals that signal pain.
If you are a migraine sufferer ask your doctor if treximet is for you. For online information on all types of headaches click here.