Miles for Migraine Raises over $8K

This past weekend, the Miles for Migraine community raised $8,885 to support local migraine research & education at the UC San Diego Health Headache Center. Top individual fundraisers were Dr. Hutchinson, Kaitlin C. and Eve H. who combined raised a total of $3,985!!

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Can I take Imitrex and Ubrelvy together for my migraine attacks?

Orange County Migraine & Headache Center

Taking a triptan, like Imitrex, and a gepant, like Ubrelvy, together has not been studied in clinical trials. However, they have different mechanisms of action and are not contraindicated to take together. The combination may work better for some individuals than taking either by itself.

 

To make an appointment, please call 949-861-8717.

Free Menopause and Migraine Webinar

On Tuesday, October 25 at 8:00 p.m. ET, American Migraine Foundation is hosting a free “Migraine and Menopause” webinar with Headache Specialist and Founder of the Orange County Migraine & Headache Center Dr. Susan Hutchinson. Tune in from the comfort of your home to learn about the interaction between migraine and menopause and what treatments are available for people living with both.

Registration is free and so don’t wait; secure your place now!

Newsletter Fall 2022

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Dear Patient,

Our medical office suite was flooded on Saturday, September 24th, when a hot water pipe from the office above us burst. The water damage is severe. Repairs will take at least two months. During this time the office will remain physically closed.

We are completely operational for virtual visits, prescription refills, email correspondence, filling out forms, and answering questions you may have. Becky, our wonderful receptionist, will retrieve messages and return calls.

We will be subleasing from an established medical practice in Irvine. Initially, the availability will only be with Dr. Molly Rossknecht on Thursdays.  The initial focus will be to accommodate those patients needing Botox and other procedures. We cannot accommodate walk-in patients, pharmaceutical reps, or picking up of samples in this temporary location.

Please understand that Dr. Hutchinson, as owner of the practice, must focus her time & energy on all that is involved in the repair work. She will only be available for virtual visits during this time. We ask for your patience during this challenging time. We look forward to seeing you physically when our office suite is completely repaired and full functional.

Sincerely,

Dr. Susan Hutchinson & Dr. Molly Rossknecht & staff

 

COME JOIN US! Miles for Migraine Event San Diego November 5th, 2022

The 4th Annual Miles for Migraine Event for San Diego will be at Liberty Station Park in San Diego. Our office has formed a team called OC Migraine. Please consider joining and/or supporting our team. All proceeds go to increasing migraine awareness and funding migraine research.

Dr. Susan Hutchinson is the Team Captain. We are currently at the top of the leader board for number of team numbers and amount of money raised. We truly support any level of support you can offer including joining our team & participating in this fun event, joining our team to raise money to support this worthy cause, or donating.

For those interested in participating & learning more about this event, use the following link:

https://raceroster.com/events/2022/58354/miles-for-migraine-san-diego-2022/teams

Our practice will provide and pay for a post-event brunch for all participating with our team. Options for this event include walking a 2K, running a 5K, or simply enjoying some activities at the venue while cheering on those of us running or walking. Booths featuring treatments for migraine will provide educational value to this event.

For those interested in donating to our team or to one of us as an individual, here is the link:

https://raceroster.com/events/2022/58354/miles-for-migraine-san-diego-2022/pledge/team/387564

Thank you for any level of support you may be able to provide.

For any questions, please direct those to our office website: info@ocmigraine.org

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Podcast: Dr. Hutchinson Discusses Estrogen and Migraine Controversy

This week’s episode of Heads UP is on the Estrogen and Migraine Controversy. Lindsay Weitzel, Ph.D. questions Susan Hutchinson, MD, Headache Specialist and author of The Woman’s Guide to Managing Migraine all about estrogen, migraine, aura, stroke risk, birth control, perimenopause, HRT, bioidenticals, etc.

The video version of Heads UP is available on: website, YouTube, Facebook. Download Heads UP on Apple PodcastsSpotifyStitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.

My Botox wears off after 10 weeks but my insurance will only let me come in every 12 weeks. What can I do during the 2 weeks that it is wearing off?

Orange County Migraine & Headache Center

There are several options for this 2-week period. One is to come into our office for a nerve block or for a Toradol injection. Another option is to go on a preventive during that 2-week period-an example would be Nurtec every other day. The best strategy is to call our office and set up an appointment to discuss treatment options to lessen your migraine burden during that wearing off period.

 

To make an appointment, please call 949-861-8717.

What is Elyxyb?

Orange County Migraine & Headache Center

Elyxyb is a new oral liquid medication for the acute treatment of migraine in adults. It is an anti-inflammatory, Celecoxib, and is dosed as 120 mg in 4.8 ml (just under 1 teaspoon). Packaged as individual bottles containing 1 dose per bottle, it can be easily swallowed. As with all acute treatment medication, it will work best if taken early in the migraine attack.

To make an appointment, please call 949-861-8717.