Hi all. I'm at my wits end. After many decades of migraines, I've run out of abortives that work on me. Last month I woke up with a headache on a Tuesday morning that turned into migraine by the afternoon and the Sprixx nasal spray I had been using and was working to some degree has been stopped being manufactured so I was out of any sort of an abortive! So my migraine lasted for over 4 days but then turned into a cluster headache that did not end for about 2 weeks!! It was utter hell. Even puking brought no relief when it usually brings some! I cannot take any form of Triptans. I'm already on a high'sh dose of 2 narcotics for chronic widespread pain due to other health issues-I do not take extra narcotics when I get a migraine b/c it tends not to help, rather it can give me a rebound headache instead!!!
So now I've been given Midrin. From what I've just read I guess im lucky to have been able to get it filled. The articles made it sound like it was no longer on the market but my pharmacy was able to order Midrin with no problem. Is Midrin pretty successful at stopping most peoples' migraines? What are its side effects?
Getting to my other main question: are the Botox injections painful? On average how many injections are done in the head and neck? What is the average/general success rate? I thought I read somewhere it was 65% successfull. But I could be totally wrong! Lol.
I'd love to hear from anyone who has gone thru the Botox injections and hear their opinions and their experience. Do they inject it in your face area too? Does it burn?
Also-anyone who has taken or takes Midrin-I'd love to know how it has worked or not worked for them. Side effects,etc...
Thanks for any help you can give!! This Fall I plan on getting in to see a neurologist/headache specialist at John Hopkins Hosp. Having numerous health issues I have to prioritize which issue I deal with in what order and unfortunately my migraines have had to take the backseat but hopefully after I get one more surgery under my belt for something else-I can make my migraines a top
Priority where they belong. Right now I'm trying to suck up
All the info I can like a sponge! Lol the best patient is a well educated patient! Thanks again!!