Forums


General Discussions

First time posting…need advice

  • By erstock

    I have been suffering from chronic migraines for 3 years now, most often triggered by hormones. I have been in bed for a week with one at a level 8-9 now despite being in the middle of a Botox cycle. I have tried Treximet, which is my usual rescue med and that didn’t touch it so I did the Torodol injections and pills and that hasn’t touched it either. I have also used muscle relaxers at night to help me sleep. I feel like I am stuck now. What have others done when they are “stuck” in a cycle of migraine over a week to finally get rid of it after trying several medications? Once I get to 7 days I know it usually does not go away on it’s own. Thank you!

    Reply Created with Sketch. reply
  • By Ronan

    Who is your Specialist? Have you gone to the ER yet? I would. I would also make an appointment with my GP pronto. Dealing with that level of migraine is dangerous. You really may want to get yourself to the ER. It sounds like some serious intervention is needed. And, another consult with a neurologist.

    Really sorry you are going through this, erstock.

    Reply Created with Sketch. reply
  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    HI erstock,

    Thank you for sharing your story with us and welcome to the Migraine.com discussion forum!

    I’m so sorry to hear you’ve had extended migraine pain. We really don’t like to see this kind of pain last longer than 72 hours as it increases our chance of status migrainous and stroke. You can read more about that in this article; https://migraine.com/blog/what-is-emergency/.

    It’s time to talk to your doctor about how he can help break this current cycle seeing as nothing has worked so far. Here are a few article about how to treat intractable (not responding to medications) migraine attacks; https://migraine.com/blog/migraine-treatment-experiences-iv-therapy-intractable-migraine/
    https://migraine.com/blog/migraine-treatment-iv-magnesium-sulfate/.

    Other medications that can be used to break a nasty migraine cycle, and to be discussed with your doctor include:
    Brand name Decadron, or dexamethasone
    Brand name Depacon, valproate sodium
    Brand name Inapsine, or droperidol
    Brand name DHE-45 or dihydroergotamine
    Brand name Keppra or levetiracetam
    ketamine
    lidocaine
    Brand name Phenegran or promethazine
    Brand name Regaln, or metochlopramide
    propofol
    Brand name Ultram or tramadol

    I do hope this helps!
    Nancy

    Reply Created with Sketch. reply
  • By ddowlen

    Great advice Nancy for Erstock. I suffered the same except my migraines lasted for thirty years and I had one daily. I found an natural migraine support that has kept mine away for over four months now and I totally understand your pain. THe prescription meds did nothing for me sadly. This whole migraine process is horrible. It breaks my heart to see people still suffering considering these things haver been around for centuries. Don’t give up hope as I didn’t and now I am migraine free. You all are in my prayers.

    Reply Created with Sketch. reply