Debilitating, throbbing head pain. Sensitivity to light and sound. Inability to focus or work.
These are just a few migraine symptoms. We recently joined a Twitter #MigraineChat hosted by Time, Inc. and Mayo Clinic. We learned about treatment options, types of headaches and migraine triggers.
Mayo Clinic has a self-assessment tool through which you can check if your headache symptoms are migraine-like.
FSA: Migraine Care
You can use your Flexible Spending Account toward migraine treatment in three ways:
1. FSA Eligible Products. Buy 100% eligible products such as cooling gel sheets for relief. Get pain relievers such as Advil Migraine or Excedrin Migraine which require a prescription. View FSAstore.com’s selection of FSA eligible products for migraines.
2. Visit various health care providers for migraine treatment. Use an FSA for copays, coinsurance or deductibles.
We asked a Mayo Clinic neurologist for feedback:
Health providers for migraine treatment:
– Primary care provider – if you’re experiencing unusual and severe headaches, a visit to the primary care provider is in order. The doctor may refer you to a specialist such as a neurologist for further examination. Find an FSA Eligible Neurologist via FSAstore.com.
– Alternative medicines might also alleviate migraine pains. An FSA can be used for visits with chiropractors and acupuncturists, whose services are typically not covered by regular insurance.
– Migraines could be caused by vision problems as well. Optometrists are FSA eligible service providers. Search for an optometrist via FSAstore.com FSA Eligible Services.
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