I have had chronic migraines for the past 5 years i also pass out with my migraines. I have seen 2 neurologists an they cant seem to find any medication to help. I was wondering if anybody else suffers with this an if you have what have you done that get rid of the pain or ease the pain.
I have had migraines for 30 years! I have tried several meds and they all have side effects so I just take one Advil and one Tylenol and a cup coffee. I also put an ice pack on the back of my head. If I do this quickly enough when I feel it come on I usually can get rid of it! Simple but works!
Good luck and take care,
Hey there Nicole!! If you get migraines more than 15 days a month and have given other preventative medications a chance, you could be a good candidate for Botox injections. I have had migraines for almost 40 years and tried everything out there. Finally found a good neurologist/headache specialist and started getting Botox injections about two years ago, and it gave me my life back! Good luck, sweetie!
I'm with ya! I have classic migraines w aura and complex migraines that mimic a stroke and much more pain. I didnt have migraines until my early 30s, now, I have 3-5/ wk w only 1-2 per year that are the terrible ones. Triprans will abort the classic, in my case, but not the complex. Preventatives have not helped either. My advice is to try and cope with the pain if you can, keep zofran ODT handy for nausea and pain meds as a last resort. Narcotics can lead to rebound headaches. Get in a dark, cool room and try to tough it out.
I have had migraines for 33 years and they are steady at 16-18 a month. I have tried preventatives, including the Cefaly device. I've also done Botox for 18 months. One neurologist added three meds to my regimen and then put me on "maintenance" even though the number was still the same! The only thing that saves me is sumatriptan. I use ice packs and will have to take a "cocktail" of sumatriptan, acetomenophen, ibuprophen, and naproxen 500 to take down those that wake me up in the night. I teach school and manage to get them under control and still work. I also recently tried some nasal spray "injected" into the back sinus cavity. Even after 18 treatments the number was not reduced at all (along with doing physical therapy). At present I am sadly giving up. I have spent thousands of dollars in the past five years believing that something out there would help. No luck - and getting very tired of sleep-deprivation!
Hi. I also have chronic migraines, sometimes for days. After trying every migraine med out there, I started w a Neurolog and he put me in APAP/Caffune/Buttalbital w Botox injections. Insurance covers both.
I didn't notice any difference w the Botox but the medication works wonder and I no longer have to pay the high co-pay for a Nuerogist as my PCP writes my prescriptions!! Laura
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