Please don’t judge me.
If you’ve ever been writhing in pain in a pitch black room, puking into a bucket next to the bed, crying and babbling incoherently to yourself…you will understand how I may have come across my own method of soothing my pain. Basically, this was 20 years of trial and error in trying to treat/control/relieve my migraine attacks and I finally found something that will allow me to sleep rather immediately, restfully and usually wake without a migraine.
This is by no means a Doctor approved method of treatment. I am just sharing what I have had to do to survive at the worst times in my life – when I literally thought I was dying.
I take 1-2 Tylenol 3’s with codeine, followed by a warm cup of Neocitran. Neocitran is a lemon flavored flu medication that treats headaches and makes you very drowsy and relaxed. That’s the key for me – the muscle relaxers. Then I lay down in bed and take a cold, wet cloth folded across my forehead and continually turn it to the cold side until sleep comes.
I will sleep 6-8 hours with this method – uninterrupted. And for me that is the key to breaking my migraines. I have had migraines for 5 days straight, trying all manner of medications to treat them. This is the only method that ever worked before I was prescribed Zomig. And even sometimes Zomig doesn’t work but this method usually will.