Sponsored by Nurtec ™ ODT (rimegepant)
Nothing ruins a great day like waking up with a migraine, or being stalled by excruciating pain which isolates you from friends, family, and your work.
Even though nearly 40 million Americans suffer from debilitating migraine attacks, it’s still a condition accompanied by damaging stigma and misunderstandings. Migraine sufferers often feel alone and isolated by their communities, feeling they lack understanding of the complex side effects and the disruption they cause.
If you’re ready to #TakeBackToday from migraine pain and discomfort, read on to learn how you can reclaim what migraine attacks have taken from you, and how you can be a part of the open and honest conversation about migraine pain.
Not Just A Headache
Those who have experienced a migraine attack know that a migraine is no ordinary headache. Migraine sufferers can often expect to be removed from their work and home lives sometimes for days at a time, while battling a harsh social stigma surrounding these ‘invisible’ but excruciating attacks.
As many as 90% of people with migraine report feeling isolated, and most don’t feel they can share their struggle for fear of not being taken seriously.
As medicine works to better understand migraine triggers, treatment, and prevention, we can also strive to overcome the misunderstandings that create much of the stigma surrounding migraine.
Migraine attacks are a complex condition of the nervous system, often accompanied by what’s referred to as aura, which includes nausea, sensitivity to light, sound, or odor, and blurred vision.
A migraine can last for days at a time, with symptoms present before and after the initial attack. In some cases, a migraine can require hospitalization. Depending on severity, a migraine will prevent attendance at work or school, resulting in many patients exhausting their leave, and putting strain on their work and social relationships. About 75% of people report they avoid committing to social events due to fear of migraine.
Migraine pain is described as pulsing or throbbing, and sometimes affects one side of the head more than the other. There are approximately 40 million people who experience the dramatic impact of migraine.
Overcoming Migraine Myths
Misunderstandings surrounding migraine are many, and the damaging effects are felt by every migraine sufferer. Here are a few things to keep in mind about migraine pain and discomfort:
A migraine might seem invisible, but for some, symptoms never end. A migraine can have profound physiological effects which extend far beyond the attack itself.
Migraine sufferers feel isolated. Because no one on the outside can see the pain, nausea, or extreme sensitivity to light or sound, the disabling side effects of a migraine leave many feeling like they’re unable to share their condition.
Triggers aren’t always within anyone’s control. Lack of awareness about migraine attacks fuels misunderstandings that migraine sufferers lack the will or initiative to prevent a migraine, or even that they are embellishing the severity of this disabling condition. The truth is, migraine triggers are often out of anyone’s control, and migraine sufferers shouldn’t feel guilt or shame about this debilitating condition.
How You Can #TakeBackToday
Finding your solution to migraine attacks is a journey. And to help you build confidence and resilience, here’s how you can #TakeBackToday from migraine pain and missing out on life, with a community powered by Nurtec™ ODT (rimegepant).
- Build support. If you experience migraine, one of the most beneficial actions toward taking back your day is finding support from others who’ve been where you are. Likewise, you never know who you may help by sharing your journey to migraine relief.
- Work with a doctor you trust. Finding a licensed practitioner who specializes in migraine treatment, like the team at Cove, will ensure you get personalized care every step of the way. Cove’s doctors will work with you from the convenience of your own home to make sure your migraine treatment plan is tailored to fit you.
- Have a plan for relief. In the midst of a migraine, few things matter more than finding relief. Nurtec™ ODT (rimegepant) 75 mg is the first and only orally dissolving tablet for the acute treatment of migraine in adults 18 years of age or older that blocks calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) receptors, thought to be one of the root causes of migraine pain. Nurtec ODT is not used as a preventive treatment of migraine. It is not known if Nurtec ODT is safe and effective in children. Do not take Nurtec ODT if you are allergic to Nurtec ODT (rimegepant) or any of its ingredients.
Find out how you can get started with Cove’s Telemedicine for migraine, and find out if Nurtec™ ODT (rimegepant) is right for you.
Finding Relief From Migraine Attacks
When a migraine strikes, sufferers are often sidelined for hours, if not days, at a time. Whether your migraine occur 3 days per week, or 3 days per year, it’s important to have acute treatment options to get you back on your feet.
Nurtec™ ODT (rimegepant) is a quick-dissolving oral tablet approved for the acute treatment of migraine in adults 18 years of age or older, providing fast pain relief and return to normal function in as little as 60 minutes, with benefits lasting up to 48 hours, allowing you to return to your life and loved ones.
Nurtec™ ODT (rimegepant) can be taken anywhere, without water, for fast, easy relief from migraine attacks, and the most common side effect reported is nausea.
Nurtec™ ODT (rimegepant) has teamed up with Cove Telemedicine to bring their advanced medical team straight to you. Cove’s doctors specialize in migraine treatment, and understand that every migraine sufferer deserves high-quality treatment tailored to fit your needs.
Share Your Story
Nurtec™ ODT (rimegepant) is empowering a growing community to reclaim the moments–both big and small–that migraine has stolen. As a migraine sufferer, you are not alone, and you deserve to share your story with a supportive community.
Join the #TakeBackToday community for the honest and open conversations surrounding migraine, and hear stories from those who have been empowered by Nurtec™ ODT (rimegepant) to reclaim their life from migraine.
How will you take back today? Share your story.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Do not take Nurtec ODT if you are allergic to Nurtec ODT (rimegepant) or any of its ingredients.
Before you take Nurtec ODT, tell your healthcare provider (HCP) about all your medical conditions, including if you:
- have liver problems,
- have kidney problems,
- are pregnant or plan to become pregnant,
- breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.
Tell your HCP about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Nurtec ODT may cause serious side effects including allergic reactions, including trouble breathing and rash. This can happen days after you take Nurtec ODT. Call your HCP or get emergency help right away if you have swelling of the face, mouth, tongue, or throat or trouble breathing. This occurred in less than 1% of patients treated with Nurtec ODT.
The most common side effect of Nurtec ODT was nausea (2% of patients). This is not the only possible side effect of Nurtec ODT. Tell your HCP if you have any side effects.
You are encouraged to report side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1‑800‑FDA‑1088 or report side effects to Biohaven at 1‑833‑4Nurtec.
WHAT IS NURTEC ODT?
Nurtec ODT (rimegepant) orally disintegrating tablets is a prescription medicine for the acute treatment of migraine attacks with or without aura in adults. Nurtec ODT is not used as a preventive treatment of migraine. It is not known if Nurtec ODT is safe and effective in children.
See full Prescribing Information and Patient Information.