A Specialist Speaks: IV Infusion for Intractable Migraine
All of us have probably experienced at least one intractable Migraine or headache -- the ones that don't want to respond to any of our medications. This situation can be one long Migraine or headache, or it can be a series of Migraines or headaches, day after day.
These Migraines and headaches often send us to the emergency room, not our favorite place in the world. Sometimes, our doctors even tell us to the ER because they don't know what more to do with us in their offices.
One of the best options for intractable Migraines or headaches that aren't responding to medications is IV infusion therapy to get the cycle broken. For many people, a simple IV infusion of magnesium sulfate will do the trick. It's not an opioid, it has a low potential side effects profile, and it's inexpensive. You can read more about IV infusion and what medications can be used this way in IV Treatment of Refractory Migraine.
We have a true expert on IV infusion here, Dr. John Claude Krusz. Dr. Krusz has been doing IV infusion in his clinic for quite sometime. He has published research posters on IV infusion at conferences all over the world.
I asked Dr. Krusz to talk to us for a minute about this type of treatment. Here's what he had to say: