Is there anyone on this site who has migraines and also has asthma? I’ve had severe and chronic migraines for year, but was just diagnosed with adult onset asthma at the beginning of 2015. I’m 54. I used to use Imitrex injection as my abortive medication which worked well for me, but then in the fall, my headache specialist told me to stop using it because she felt that something ischemic was going on in my body (a whole other story) and if I continued to use the Imitrex which is a vaso constrictor, it could have that effect on my brain. Anyway when I use my rescue inhaler or nebulizer for my migraines, which both contain albuterol, it triggers migraines and now that I only can use Naproxen (no triptans at all), it’s harder to get rid of the migraines. So I’m hesitant to use the inhaler and the nebulizer even when I need to, and if I already have a headache or a migraine, I definitely won’t use it, even if it means that my asthma will worsen. A doctor once said to me that I won’t die from the pain of a migraine, but I could die from not being able to breathe, and I know that’s true, but a migraine hurts so much and can last for days.
Is anyone having the same problem or experience? How do you handle it? Thanks.