... the headache for the most part and of course I have medication I can take to help me there also. Nausea is what bothers me the most. It's worse than the pain sometimes! I thought I would try some over the counter stuff called Nauzene to combat it but that was a terrible idea it actually intensified it for me and had me running for the bathroom. So does anyone have anything I can try? Keep in mind I'm allergic to Triptans so I'm on Fiorcet or I take Excedrine if I don't want to take the prescription stuff. So my meds contain nothing for nausea
There are several antinausea meds you can as your doctor to prescribe. Phenergan, Zofran, and Reglan are the most common. In the meantime, try hot ginger tea or warm gingerale. Try to keep crackers or a half slice of bread handy to keep a little something in your stomach. It really does help. It helps to absorb the excess bile. I take phenergan for nausea and it works very well. Your doctor can also give you meperidine, which is a combo of demerol and phenergan. You have several options, but you should discuss this with your doctor. Feel better!
Prochlorperazine works for me. And Kathy, you are thinking of Meperigan as a combo for phenergan and demerol. Plain Demerol is meperidine. Kathy is right about trying to keep something in your stomach to soak up bile and stomach acids. Crackers or dry toast to nibble on and avoid nasty smells. I never will forget when I had a migraine and my husband cooked broccoli and as soon as that smell hit, I barfed from the toes up! He actually did apologize for that one. My husband has never been real sympathetic to my pain over the years but he knew when I was throwing up, it was bad! I have found that Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime tea works wonders for a migraine and nausea. I used to get 2-3 migraines a month then in my early 30's I went on Atenolol for high blood pressure and it really helped my headaches. I hardly ever get them anymore as long as I dont run out of Atenolol. I tried propranolol when I was in my 20's but I dont think I gave it enough time.
Sometimes now when I get the rare headache I take an extra Atenolol if my pulse isnt too low. A lot of times, that and some Aleve or ibuprofen will knock it out but you gotta have a little food or the drugs will tear up your stomach. If I try taking my oxycodone (I have for back pain) during a killer headache, it makes me throw up right away and it is just a waste of a pain pill. I ran out of Atenolol a couple of weeks ago and I thought I was having a stroke my head hurt soooo bad! My poor husband had to drive over to my parents at 5 in the am to borrow some from my dad! Thank God I had that option. I was truly thinking of calling 911 but the thought of riding in an ambulance was just too much even. I dont know if my pressure was high or if it was just a migraine but holy crap! I cant see how people can stand having that daily.
Thanks everyone! I didn't know if there were prescription meds or not that I could ask about. And I already take four zantac a day to battle the acid reflux that my Topamax gives me. I have learned over the years that if I eat something at the start of the nausea it will help but if I don't catch it soon enough like if I'm at work then I'm done for. So I'll ask about the meds next time I go to the doctor. :-)
I have severe nausea during my migraines and I take the dissolving zofran first because I vomit every 20 minutes and cannot keep down anything to work in that time. Then I take phenergan. You can take them together if the nausea is severe like mine. The dissolvables work quickly and have done wonders for mine.
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