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Monday, January 23, 2012

Insurance description of HC

Hemicrania continua, also a vascular headache, cause moderate pain with occasional severe pain on only one side of the head. At least one of the following symptoms must also occur; conjunctival injection and/or lacrimation, nasal congestion and/or rhinorrhea, or ptosis and/or miosis. Headache occurs daily and is continuous with no pain free periods. Hemicrania continua occur mainly in woman, and its true prevalence is not known. Indomethacin usually provides rapid relief of symptoms. Other NSAIDs, including ibuprofen, celecoxib, and naproxen, can provide some relief from symptoms. Amitriptyline and other tricyclic antidepressants are effective in some patients.

Ha! OCCASIONAL severe pain?!?!?

They reviewed the policy for ONS again last month and still say they will not cover it.

Seems like it would actually be cheaper for me as my pain med is $650 a month and all that does is help me get out of bed and be semi-productive during the day.  By the way, none of those meds have ever helped me (except for the indomethacin of course which caused severe GI damage).

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