August 14, 2017
What is a migraine infusion. What's the side affects?
Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator
August 15, 2017
Thank you for your question! A migraine infusion can be many different things and is used to break a migraine cycle. My infusions have included sodium magnesium, a steroid and nausea medications. Let me share this article with you about infusions; https://migraine.com/blog/infusions-be-prepared-for-possible-side-effects/.
I hope that helps,
Nancy Harris Bonk
Amanda Workman Moderator
August 17, 2017
In my experience an infusion session took several hours to complete and the doctor liked to do 3 of them in a week for a series. I have had toradol mixed with caffeine, magnesium, and zofran. I know somebody whose infusions included DHE as well. Some people have amazing results from infusions. This is again another one of those everybody responds differently to treatments; therefore you will have to give it a try to know if it'll be helpful for you or not. They made me very exhausted feeling. For me, I have better luck with a toradol injection into the muscle for a bad migraine than doing an infusion.
Amanda Workman (contributor & moderator)