By J Bel
Last night I had to make the dreaded trip to the ER for a migraine going on three days. I haven’t been to the ER for a migraine in years, mostly because of the way they treat you. But, I didn’t have a choice, I was so sick. So they gave me IV benadryl, reglan, and fluid. I asked, OK so what about pain medicine? In the past, it had always included a narcotic. She explained to me that they don’t give narcotics for migraines anymore, just as a last resort. OK, so tried it without and absolutely no change in pain level. I asked for something else and they gave me Decadron. I’ve never heard of it. I said OK and after an hour still had no improvement. I was tempted to ask for the narcotic, but don’t want to look like a drug seeker, so I was discharged home. For me, it was a complete waste of time, but has this worked for anyone else? Is this a common drug they are using for migraine now? I would appreciate any feedback!