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Full Question : his question is concerning my husband's sister. We believe, and she seems to agree, that she has become addicted to the drugs prescribed for her migraine headaches. She has at her disposal 180 Percocet pills a month, Demerol shots to use as needed, two anti-seizure medications (for she also has seizures), one of those being Neurontin. She takes 14 different medications she recently told us, but we don't even know half of what they are. She recently told my husband that she would like to get off all the medicine and start over, but her doctor doesn't agree to this. We're not residing near enough to her to really get to know what is truly going on. But we do believe that some of these drugs perhaps should not be used together and that if we could share something from a different doctor in that regard, she might consider either getting a new doctor or getting help. What advice could you give based on this little bit of information? If this helps at all, sh...
I have had a migraine for 18 days. Since Thursday of this week I have taken four 200 mg Imitrex prescribed by my doctor that didn't work. So I went to a rural ER and had one bag of iv fluids. They gave me four 0.5 of dilatyn, one dose of Toradol all iv and two Percocet pills. I still do not have any relief. What should I do now? Toby.
Call your doctor for assistance. When a Migraine lasts longer than 72 hours, without at least a four hour break while awake, it's time to call your doctor for help. Your doctor may be able to treat you in his or her office, or may send you back to the ER. If you're sent back to the ER, ask your doctor to call ahead, let them know you're coming, and suggest what treatment they should give you.
Often, an IV infusion of medication is the best option for refractory Migraines - Migraines that aren't responding to medication. An infusion of simple magnesium sulfate works to stop a Migraine for many p...
Ask your doctor or pharmacist about generic medicines. Generic medicines are usually less expensive than brand name medications. While there may not be generic options for some chemotherapy, hormonal, or targeted therapy medicines used to treat breast cancer, there are a number of generic choices available for pain medicines. For example, naproxen is the generic version of brand-name pain relievers Naprosyn and Anaprox. Depending on your situation, you may be able to take the generic rather than the brand-name medicines.
Ask your doctor for samples of any medicines you're prescribed. Keep in mind that samples might not be available for all medicines. But if you take a sample medication and have side effects that are difficult to manage, you won't have to pay the cost of a full prescription if you switch. Note: Doctors cannot give out samples of narcotic analgesics for pain (also called opioids, such as morphine, codeine, or oxycodone). To keep costs down, ask for just part of a pre...
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