One of the most difficult situations a Migraine patient can experience is having chronic Migraine and medication overuse at the same time. To add to these issues, there's another one — the best treatment strategy for those of us with simultaneous chronic Migraine and medications overuse is uncertain. Doctors have been using two different treatment strategies for these patients, but there's insufficient evidence as to which of the two is better.
The good news is that the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is funding a five-year study to determine which treatment strategy works better for patients.
The study is the Medication Overuse Treatment Strategy (MOTS) Trial. For more information, please visit the MOTS Trial web site.
Living with Migraine disease presents many challenges. It's vital to have a good, knowledgeable doctor to work with as treatment partners. Equally important is that both patient and doctor combine their aptitude for learning about Migraine with a positive attitude toward exploring treatment options. This combination is Migratude. Please take a moment to read Sunday Thoughts on Living With Migraine - Doctors and Migratude.
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