The first one occurred when I was 14, and it terrified me. I didn't know what was happening, I felt disoriented, sick, and daylight drove me under the bed covers. But I soon learned to recognize the signs that another migraine was on its way. And I'd spend the rest of the day in a darkened room with a blinding headache and nausea.
Unless you suffer from them, you'll never know what migraine is like. "Take an aspirin," friends have told me, implying that I might be exaggerating. They have no idea.
Almost anything can trigger a specific attack of migraine - stress, allergies, fatigue, a flashing light, an argument. You never know what will cause it or when it will crash in on you. When a migraine headache appears, the only thing to do is batten down the hatches.
People afflicted with migraine have long been misunderstood. Luckily, that's changing – and one of the positive signs is Cove, the only telemedicine company dedicated to migraine care. Cove works with licensed doctors who specialize in migraine to create a personalized treatment plan based on your online consultation and then delivers your meds right to your doorstep. They tailor a treatment plan just for you after you take an online quiz that helps their experts recommend the best treatment.
I'm pretty wary about online medical advice of any kind, especially when it comes to migraine. There's a lot of conflicting ideas about the origins and treatments of it – could I trust Cove?
Cove's straightforward approach did a great deal to reduce my suspicions. Can it be that they actually understood? Given the way they approach the whole subject, it sure looked like they might.
I first took a 1-minute quiz that recommended I have a consultation with one of Cove's doctors. After paying the low consultation fee, I went through Cove's thorough questionnaire. I really appreciate Cove's transparency and the personal details they require. All of the questions just help them find the perfect treatment, so I was happy to provide them with the info. By examining my specific symptoms they'll discover my particular brand of migraine headaches (there are several types). The questionnaire asked me things like how many times a week I get a migraine, if the frequency and severity have changed recently, and more. From there, I created an account so I can be kept in the loop on the progress of my treatment.
The next part of the process involves uploading 2 video components, so my licensed doctor can rule out any other issues. These online video consultations were super quick and thorough, and I really appreciate this attention to customer care.
Their doctors specialize in migraine, so they know precisely what you're going through. They understand that no two migraine experiences are the same – that each one is unique, just like you.
Cove doctors will work with you to determine which of their 20+ treatment options is the best for you. Based on that consultation, doctor-recommended treatment is delivered right to your door in either monthly or quarterly shipments - you choose. That way, you'll never be ambushed by migraine again.
Cove provides you with a progress tracker to record any attacks and see how your treatment is working. And with unlimited 24/7 messaging access to a licensed doctor, you can take advantage of migraine expertise whenever you need it.
From the moment you finish your online consultation, Cove offers convenient and affordable services. Pricing depends on your treatment plan, but I was pleasantly surprised by how affordable Cove is.
The first thing migraine sufferers learn is that there is no cure. But we're so fortunate that Cove is there to provide a better way for migraine sufferers to get more convenient, more affordable, and more effective care.
I'll admit it. I was unsure about using an online provider, but they really came through for me. The questionnaire helped Cove get to the root of my migraine, and has been a true lifesaver.