What A Pain!

Hi Everyone,

My name is Sascha (Male), I usually have to put that in there, because most people when they see that name automatically think I’m a female. I served in the military for 17yrs before being medically discharged from the service for a different medical condition.

I was first diagnosed with chronic migraines in 2001. The neurologist that saw me put me on Depakote ER 500mg x2 daily.

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After getting out of the military and being on this medication for 11yrs, the Dr. that i started seeing in the private sector said I had to stop taking this medication, because it was damaging my liver. Ever since then (almost 1 1/2 yrs) i have been on numerous preventives and abortives. I have tried Topamax, Amitryptolyn, and a few others that I can’t even remember. As far as abbortives go, I was on Zomig ZMT 2.5 at first, then went to 5mg. Next my VA Dr. placed me on Imitrex 50mg, then 100mg and now has me on the Nasal form of the meds. For Months now I’ve been having more and more attacks. I have been to the ER several times and Urgent care. In fact, just recently had to get another shot of Demerol. At this point, my and I are at our wits end trying to get help for me.

To all those that suffer from this disease, I can definately relate and say this. Try and hang in there as best as you can and Lord willing, there will be something discovered to help treat/eraticate this disease in our lifetime (wishful optimism).

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