... over the counter sinus medication, advil, excedrin). I've had this headache for 4 days now and can't even function. I suffer from chronic sinus infections, and I do have a small pituitary tumor. However I was at the neurosurgeons office 4 days ago, and the doctor said he wanted to wait another 2 years and check it again. I've been treated for migraines for over 30 years, and it seems as though they are getting more intense and frequent. There is rarely a day go by that I don't have at least a mild headache. I've been admitted to the hospital several times over the years so the doctors could get the headache/pain under control for me. Now I've gotten to the point I'm having more "down" days where I cannot function at all then good days. I've even tried NOT taking any medication to see if it that might help. Are you able to suggest anything?
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The meds that I've used for chronic headaches for many, many years are: Midrin, with great success; Immitrex, many people use, but didn't work for me; and, was just given Fioricet, which sometimes works... those are just 3 to try. I do not like Toradol... weird side-effects & didn't work. Sometimes, I'll take a 1/2 valium with headache meds. to help, as well, but am very careful with anything potentially addictive. Also, stress relaxation, although Migraines can be difficult.
We just have to keep searching for what works for each of us. I cannot take any aspirin, Exced. or Advil, etc., only a med mixed with APAP/acetaminophen... too hard on stomach. You may have already found help... I hope so, sounds very hard for you... Good luck!
I have a type of migraines that come with a severe aura that causes loss of motor function and ataxia. Hemiplegic migraines can be very difficult to treat.
I have found that an IV with Valporic Acid, Magnesium, Torodol & Zophran works extremely well. Daily doses of Tramadol ER and an increases amount of Potassium in my diet (4500mg/day) helps keep them at bay.
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