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Worst Migraine EVER

I've lived with migraines most of my life so the pain and side effects of them are nothing new. However on Tuesday I ended up with one like I have nI ever had before, and I find it hard to put into words everything that I had gone through.
On Monday morning I had gone to the doctor because of some more inflammation problems and was given an anti-inflammatory shot. I have been given this shot before and the past and while it had triggered migraines they where within my "normal" limits. But this time he gave me more then normal, and within 16 hours of that shot at 4:30am in the morning is when the migraine hit. I knew it wasn't normal from the start as bad as the pain was. Nothing worked from the start, prescriptions, herbals, hot, cold, ect... By 8am I was calling the doctors office to go get a shot so I wouldn't have to go to the ER.
It felt like I was trapped in my body and couldn't do anything, I remember what I did but have no real image of time. I know I called the doctors office 4 or 5 times, but how long in-between I have no idea. I remember my housemate driving me to the office but really have no idea how long it took. I mean I know it takes 30mins or so but it didn't feel that way. The best way I feel like I can somewhat put it, is that I kept passing out, but was awake the whole time. The vomiting was so forceful that it felt like it was going to come out both ends.
Now I find myself perhaps still in shock? And terrified.
I know I need to face my doctor and I wish I could say that I will NEVER have another anti-inflammatory shot again but I know that wish will never come true. I just don't know what to do when the next time comes. I also know that no matter what my doctor says he will never convince me that the shot and migraine were not linked. I also can't find anything online about this happening to anyone else, in fact it all says that anti-inflammatory stuff is suppose to help stop migraines. So again I feel lost and terrified.

  1. I feel for you, I know exactly what you are going through. I get those kind of migraines at least 12 times in a month. I don't wish this on anyone. I wish that I could tell you that it gets better, I have been dealing with mine like this for over 2 years now. The sad thing is the Dr's don't know what to do. All I can say to you is that you are not alone.

    1. Hi Codybone,

      I'm so sorry you are having 12 migraine attacks a month. It sounds like it's time to find a doctor who is more knowledgeable on how to treat migraine disease. When we have four or more severe migraine attacks a month, it is time to discuss migraine prevention with the doctor.

      This article has information on how to find a doctor who is board certified in headache medicine, which is different than being certified in neurology:

      Please let me know what you think,

  2. Hi SolusUmbra,

    I'm so very sorry you had such an awful migraine attack. Some migraine attacks can be totally debilitating.

    Do you happen to know what the injection was? I could try and research that if you'd like?


    1. Sorry for the late reply I don’t seem to know how to get notifications.
      I’ll have to look back on my paperwork, I’ll try to look tomorrow. I do know it’s an anti inflammatory and it is normally given to stop a migraine but it seems to do the opposite on me.

    2. I had time to take a fast peek and if I’m looking at the right chart it was called;

  3. Hi SolusUmbra,

    Thanks for getting back to me. Decadron is a steroid that can be used to break a nasty migraine cycle. I've had that before with some success.

    I hope you are feeling better!

    Happy New Year!

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