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  • By 1i1ev85

    Hello everyone, i was just wanting to know if anyone has done any type of infusion for their migraines ? if so did it work and what types. Thanks

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  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    Hi liley85,

    Great question!! Thank you for reaching out to our community.

    There are many types of infusions that can be used to break a nasty migraine cycle. Some medications include, but are not limited to;
    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

    When I’m in a bad migraine attack cycle, I’ve had infusions of magnesium sulfate, dexamethasone, something for nausea and torodol. Here is an article on possible side effects; https://migraine.com/blog/infusions-be-prepared-for-possible-side-effects/.
    I hope that helps!
    Nancy

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  • By GardensatNight

    Hi Liley! I get infusions as well. My migraines are chronic and intractable. Triptans unfortunately are not curently working for me. I typically receive at least two days of magnesium and depacon, and if it’s a really impossible to break migraine, also DHE and zofran. Different “cocktails” seem to work for different brains, so I know I had to sort of experiment there at the beginning with the first few. My doctor’s order was for like eight drugs, and we tried different combinations until we found what worked.

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