I have had for years but this has been excruitiating pain. At its worst I couldn't keep water down which made it impossible to keep any medicine like exedrine for migraines.
I am prescribed 100 mg of Topamax every day. I take 10 mg of Maxalt if I get early symptoms or as soon as one starts. This knocks out the 2-3 I get a month (used to be 2-4 a week). If that does not kill it. I take 500 mg of Naproxin Sodium. After two hours another Maxalt. If that does not do it, then a Vicodin. I can take 4 in 24 hours, but I don't, I like them too much. I always limit myself to just two.
That is called my standard protocol and what my doctor has prescribed for me. It has only not worked once; then I needed an infusion.
If you are getting migraines regularly, please see your neurologist. There is a lot that can be done to prevent them and even kill them before they start.
I hope you get relief. I was pretty non-functional before I finally got to the doctor. Good luck.
You are much better off staying away from opioids for headaches. Most medical guidelines state to NOT use opioids like hydrocodone/oxycodone in treating migraines. The reason why is that it sets you up for rebound headaches and then you will only feel well when you are taking the medicine and this is no way to live. Even drugs like Fioricet should be used sparingly because of rebound. It is best to use something to prevent migraines. Beta blockers can work really well for true migraines. I take Atenolol and it has been a Godsend. It takes a long time to work though. You need to give it six months to a year and then one day you will realize you havent had a headache in a long time. Topamax is another good prevention med. Maxalt is another one to try. Then there is the old standby for acute migraine Imitrex which comes in pill form and injection.
DzooBaby gave you excellent advice. I know what you mean by excruciating pain. I have to go to the ER when all I can do is vomit everything up for hours, because then the dehydration alone can further exacerbate a bad migraine. And if you wait too long to go to the ER, then they can't fix is either, no matter what they give you. I've been there. You need a better pain reliever by prescription to take as soon as the migraine develops. But only limited times a week. If they are happening more than that, then you need a daily preventative migraine medication. See a doctor to treat your migraines better. To take ANY pain reliever more than 2 times a week sets you up for possible rebound migraines, especially Fioricet. But more than 3 times a week, you are extremely likely to get continuous rebound migraines. Good luck.
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