Hello all, I hope it is ok to post in this forum. If it should be in the caregiver forum please let me know. Our family is at a loss as to how to help our mom. My mom is 58 years old. 9 days ago she had her first migraine. It came on suddenly at a 10+ level of pain. She went to the ER and was sent home that same evening as having a migraine. In the ER they gave her morphine to help with the pain. They did not send her home with any pain medication.
On the 24th she was back in the ER with another migraine. They did the same treatment and conducted a CT and XRay. Both were clear. They sent her home again but this time with Fioricet.
She went back into the ER on the 26th. This time we pushed for further testing. The ER gave her toradol and benadryl first and when that didn’t help they gave her morphine which only took away the stabbing pain. She went from a level 20+ to a level 5/6. The ER consulted with neuro and decided to admit her. She was in the hospital until yesterday. While in the hospital they were only giving her tylenol (not sure dosage). This was helping. She had no migraine. Yesterday they sent her home with Imitrex.
This morning my dad took her back to the hospital with yet another migraine. The Imitrex did not work. We are very confused and concerned. She is only ok in the hospital. Some key factors I noticed were the following:
At hospital: laying down most of the time, didn’t wear her glasses, didn’t have her teeth (she wears dentures), didn’t smoke and was not around smoke, not as noisy, slept in a regular bed.
At home: mostly laying down but in a more comfortable position for her (her normal sleeping / laying down), smoked and was around smoke, noisier than the hospital, tried to sleep in a water bed
She has Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. Both stay elevated when the migraine comes on. Each time the migraine presents itself it is worse than the time before.
Hopefully I didn’t leave anything out. I am just looking for some advise or guidance on things we might be missing that could be triggers. I understand we aren’t doctors in here and do not expect any type of medical advise. Just some opinions of others in these situations.