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Home Remedy Not Dr Approved

  • By Anonymous

    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.

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  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    Hi Anonymous,

    I’m so happy you’ve found something that helps. We do love to hear success stories! Many of us find our own “cocktail” to help ease our pain. Being in constant pain is absolutely exhausting and frustrating. There is no judging here, rather support and exchanges of accurate information!

    However, I do feel obligated to tell you its a good idea to discuss these combinations or changes in our mediation regime with our doctor.

    This may not apply to you and I don’t mean to be a “debbie downer” but would like to mention taking pain relievers and/or migraine medications more than two to three days a week can increase our risk of medication overuse headache or moh, which was formerly called rebound. The problem with being in a moh cycle is that our migraine attacks will be more difficult to treat and we can end up in an endless cycle of pain that too is hard to treat. I’d like to share information on this with you here; https://migraine.com/blog/help-how-can-i-not-overuse-migraine-medications/.

    Please keep us updated on your continued success,

    Nancy

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