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UK access to IV abortives?

  • By CallumHurley

    Hi there,

    I have had a epic 9-day status migrainousus and spent a day in hospital trying to get rid of it. But they won’t give me any IV medication – no magnesium sulphate, no DHE, no keterolac – just ineffective Triptan pills.

    What gives? What do I have to do to get the most effective abortive medicines? What can I do?

    Please help, I’m pretty desperate.

  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    HI CallumHurley,

    I’m so sorry no one responded to you sooner. I hope by now you are feeling better. You may want to seek out another doctor who is more educated on migraine and headache disorders. Maybe he can then request certain medications when you have extended migraine pain. I’m not sure how health care in the UK works, but it would be worth discussing.

    Have you seen this website? It’s an organization based in the UK that may have helpful information on it;

    I hope this helps,