I HOPE NOBODY HAS MY PAIN! m trying to not take anything other than 800 mgs ibuprofen, but does anyone recommend if days of "wobbly neck"= after botox hurts? Imitrex if not caught in time=4mgs, maxault 20 mgs CANNOT CONSUME BOTH IMITREX AND MAXALT PLEASE DONT AND HOPE YOU ALL ARE HAPPY AND HEALTHY! TY
My migraines are horrific, imitrex maxalt or botox? Ive had worse after imitrex as well as botox?
Question posted by dswayne 09011 on 1 March 2022
Last updated on 14 March 2022
Hi Dewayne -
I'm so sorry for what you are going through. I've been there.
A number of years ago a doctor put me on Amege (Naratriptan) 2.5 mg and for me it was magic. As soon as I felt a migraine coming on I would take 1 tablet and within 30 minutes to 1 hour it was gone. It never got past the "I'm getting a migraine" stage. I can't take Imitrex.
Then about 5 years ago my current doctor put me on 150 mg of Topiramate which I take every day. This is to keep me from even getting a migraine and it has worked wonders.
Because I have arrhythmia my cardiologist put me on Verapamil ER 120 mg a day, it's for high blood pressure even though I don't have high blood pressure.
Between the Verapamil ER 120mg daily and the Topiramate 150 mg daily, plus the Amerge (Naratriptan) 2.5 mg, my migraines are few and far between.
Prior to all of this you would find me in bed with a pillow over my eyes in a dark room with the door closed, a lined trash can beside the bed because I would be so nauseous, asking for absolute silence and praying to fall asleep and sleep it off after taking 4 advil. This would happen over 60% of every month.
Amerge (Naratriptan) is one of the older drugs for migraines and I've had a number of doctors want to give me something else. I tell them, No thank you. If it works don't change it, leave it alone. Fortunately my doctors have listened to me and it's rare for me to get those earth shattering migraines. I had the ones with the auras, loss of vision sometimes and vomiting. They were horrible.
Thank goodness I finally found doctors who prescribed me something that pretty much eliminated my migraines.
I hope any or all of this helps you and will be praying for a full recovery from your migraines.
I am sorry to hear about your pain. My migraine pain was so terrible after a stroke that I was nauseated 24/7 and lost 1/3 of my weight in 3 months. I had to go to the ER about every 3 weeks, because the pain was intolerable as I was vomiting for hours. When Butrans (buprenorphine) came out, my neurologist prescribed those opiate patches for me. I never had to go to the ER again. First, I don't know if you may be mistaken about the Imitrex = 4 mgs. I take Sumatriptan which is an imitrex drug that has 100 mg. Just try not to take ANY pain killer, including acetaminophen for more than 3 days. That can cause more severe rebound migraines. Caffeine can sometimes completely take away my migraine. Botox only gave me modest relief. What made an incredible difference was acupuncture. Find a place that has "community" in the title and you get very low prices for acupuncture. Also Aimovig changed my life, but it is very expensive. You would need to get health insurance to cover the major portion of it. Unfortunately it doesn't help everyone. You should be able to get the first 2 months free, but they told me that it can take 3 months to work. Also nerve block injections helped me, but after Aimovig, I didn't need that anymore and I didn't need acupuncture. I know this is a lot of suggestions, but all of it helped me. Of course I had far more severe migraines that were 24/7 caused by a major stroke. So you wouldn't need nearly as much treatments I would think. I wish you better days. Let me know if any of my suggestions might help you.
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