Drug Seeking

So I have had migraines some I was 10 years old I’m 50. One day I took my daughter to the circus and developed a migraine after being exposed to tiger urine. After 2 hours of no relief my Dr sent me to the ed. I waited 3 hours to be seen. The er doc examined me and asked what I took when my headaches were this bad. I told him morphine or demerol.He gave me benadryl and reglan and wrote in my chart that i was drug seeking because I didn’t take the ergotomin. I told him it makes me go into shock Bp in the 40-50. I’m sorry man all I can give you is benadryl and reglan. I refused and kept my migraine for the next 10 days. I angered that he kept referring to it as a headache. I went home and seriously thought about dying. Never judge one who suffers from a migraine until you have on yourself.

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  • Oliver
    1 year ago

    This might not get seen but I was wondering how you had the conversation with your normal physician after this incident? I recently went to see a “up and coming” migraine specialist and until that appointment I had hope but was quickly saddened because she didn’t seem to really understand migraines (she was a young physician). She told me that migraines do not last longer then a couple hours and that I was not having a migraine but I’ve had them for over 20years and they normally last over 2hrs. Thanks for sharing your story because this dr had me doubting myself and put me into a really bad place, my primary physician said that she was just a “New set of eyes” and to not listen to her as he has been part of my treatment team for many years.

  • ktron
    2 years ago

    Gosh that sucks. My regular doc gives me a Toradol shot when I need it, so I don’t have to go to the ER. Usually does the trick for me.

    My “Migraine Doc” doesn’t do emergency relief! I couldn’t believe it when she said it, but she just does Botox. She’s a neurologist, so she does other things, but no help in a crisis.

    I’m very lucky that my regular doc does the Toradol. The ER costs about $2,000.00 every visit, and I have good insurance.

  • DonnaFA moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi Pinky, thanks for being here and sharing your story. Tiger urine? Wow, so many different triggers. I can absolutely understand, the odor is so strong and very pungent. I’m hoping your subsequent visits with doctors has been much better. We’re glad you’re here! -Warmly, Donna (Migraine.com team)

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