Five days/migraine no help relief
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Hello Dobielynn. I am a chronic migraine sufferer so you have my sympathy. Besides laying in a blacked out cool room with a cold rag over your eyes make sure your hair is down-no head bands,ponytail or hats on your head. Most over the counter pain relievers can actually make migraine worse for some ppl. Me for example. Excedrin,Motrin,Advil etc all make the pressure increase for me & meds like lortab,roxicet or dilaudid that the ER gave me also made mine worse. Fioricet barely helped-immitrex only works if its injected & then only for an hour or 2. Currently im using Relpax & let me tell you its a miracle drug. It works within 20mins of taking & if its not enough you can take another pill after 30mins. It doesn't make you lethargic,nauseas,shakey or out of it at all & the migraine is really gone-it doesn't rear up again 4hrs later. It is prescription only but its fairly cheap if u are uninsured. Hope this helps :-)
I have suffered from migraine headaches for 48 years and counting. I began getting them at the age of 12. My father also suffered from migraine headaches. Over the years, I was on every drug there was for migraine headaches and nothing worked except for fiorocet and heavy painkillers (and even those did not always work).
What I would have to do was go into my bedroom, turn off all the lights, put a pillow over my head, and try and go to sleep. Sometimes if I could sleep for a few hours I would wake up and the headache would be gone, but other times I would wake up with the migraine still there.
Then finally, sometime during the last 10 years, my doctor gave me a prescription for Imitrex. First, the prescription was for an inhaler which I would inhale through my nose. It would work and my migraine would go away, but I would have a nasty, terrible taste going down my throat. I would have peanuts or salted crackers or chips handy to eat to make the taste go away.
I now call Imitrex my "miracle drug"! After a few years, they started making it in a pill form. I get the 100 mg pills, and I break them in half because they only give you nine pills in a prescription. This way, the pills last me twice as long.
In extreme cases, I have had to go to the emergency room and get Demerol or other heavy-duty drugs injected into me, sometimes two or three times before the headaches would go away.
I still take Imitrex to this day. They work for me nine times out of 10. A headache will disappear within 15 minutes to a half an hour. If they don't, I can take another one in one hour.
Everyone is different, not everyone can take Imitrex. There are other drugs today, so there is a choice. if I were you, I would ask my doctor to let me try different migraine prescriptions and then keep trying them until you find one that works for you.
I wish you all the luck in the world. I know how terribly gruesome these headaches are!
To you and the other migraine sufferers, I got severe 24/7 migraines from a stroke. What has helped me tremendously are both Botox injections, nerve block and trigger point injections. What a world of difference!! If you take any pain reliever more than 2 days a week, you risk rebound migraines. Especially Fioricet is terrible for severe rebound migraines. None of the preventative meds either helped me or I couldn't tolerate them. But Petadolex has helped me and the studies show that it reduces migraines by 71%. You can order it on-line. When I tried to get off of it, my migraines got a lot worse. Also I wear Butran patches which have mostly kept me from having to go to the ER a lot of the time. I still have at least a mild headache daily. But a lot of days, my headaches are not noticeable enough to bother me.
I still have to take Fioricet and Maxalt at least once a week or more when my migraines get severe. My migraines are very difficult to treat having been caused by my stroke, so any one of my remedies should help you all. Migraines are a terrible thing to live with. My heart goes out to all of you. Sara
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