Day #5 With A Migraine

CrystalDawn Community Member October 08, 2007
  • That's right, I have had a migraine for 5 days straight. I almost feel like a zombie today because I spent the entire weekend taking whatever I could get my hands on to get rid of this migraine. I am currently taking Depakote for preventive and I have come to the conclusion that it isn't working. I feel like I will never find a med that will work! I am really frustrated because I feel like this is ruining my life. I had so many things I wanted to do over the weekend but instead I was stuck inside in the dark and quiet because I felt so terrible. What hurts the most is all of the things I'm missing out doing with my fiance. I know it has to be hard on him when I have to cancel things because of a migraine. I just wish I could find some kind of relief before I just go crazy!!

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  • Eileen Gray
    Health Guide
    Oct. 08, 2007

    First of all - if you have had a migraine, with no breaks in pain for more then 72 hours - call your doctor. Go to the ER - Now! You increase your risk of stroke by staying in this state. Please see this link:

    http://www.healthcentral.com/migraine/types-of-headaches-39093-5.html

     

    Second - I know it may feel like you've tried everything - but there is...

    RHMLucky777

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    First of all - if you have had a migraine, with no breaks in pain for more then 72 hours - call your doctor. Go to the ER - Now! You increase your risk of stroke by staying in this state. Please see this link:

    http://www.healthcentral.com/migraine/types-of-headaches-39093-5.html

     

    Second - I know it may feel like you've tried everything - but there is over 100 different types of preventatives out there for migraine sufferers - and here is another link for that info as well.

    http://www.helpforheadaches.com/articles/prev-meds.htm

    This info is on this site as well. I just don't have that link handy - sorry.

     

    And lastly - if you keep taking triptans to abort the migraine - you can end up with a rebound or MOH - (medication overuse headache) Yep sometimes what they give us to help migraines can do the opposite when we take it to many days in a row....which could be happening to you if you keep taking things to treat this migraine! Here is a link for MOH:

    http://www.healthcentral.com/migraine/medications-32544-5.html

     

    I know it's a lot of info - but this is serious! Please let your doctor know!

     

    Keep us posted on how you make out ok?

     

    Eileen

    forum moderator

     

    • CrystalDawn
      Oct. 08, 2007
      Thanks for the ino. Eileen! I am still feeling pretty bad. I've tried calling my doctor's office twice now and I keep ending up with a nurse's voicemail. I'm also still at working just feeling terrible. My pain over the past 5 days has varied. It gets extremely bad, to where I feel like I can't handle it, then I will take Vicodin and I will...
      RHMLucky777
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      Thanks for the ino. Eileen! I am still feeling pretty bad. I've tried calling my doctor's office twice now and I keep ending up with a nurse's voicemail. I'm also still at working just feeling terrible. My pain over the past 5 days has varied. It gets extremely bad, to where I feel like I can't handle it, then I will take Vicodin and I will be okay for a few hours and then it is back agian. After 5 days I just feeling like giving up! I will keep trying my doctor though...
    • Eileen Gray
      Health Guide
      Oct. 08, 2007

      Honey -

      If the doctor is not returning calls - go to the ER - please? And be careful with the vicodin! Reboud off of that is horrid (I know!) All that vicodin will do is mask the pain - with a migraine you need to stop it. If you can't drive - have someone take you please?

       

      Let me know how you make out - keep me posted ok? Even if not through a sharepost...

      RHMLucky777

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      Honey -

      If the doctor is not returning calls - go to the ER - please? And be careful with the vicodin! Reboud off of that is horrid (I know!) All that vicodin will do is mask the pain - with a migraine you need to stop it. If you can't drive - have someone take you please?

       

      Let me know how you make out - keep me posted ok? Even if not through a sharepost - you can click my profile and email me directly ok?

       

      Eileen

    • CrystalDawn
      Oct. 08, 2007

      Thanks Eileen.

       

      I'm giving the doctor's office another hour or so then I am heading home (an hour drive from work) and I guess if I can't get a hold of anyone I'll have my fiance take me into the ER this evening. I have always been stubborn and hate going to doctors and not to mention I always feel like the ER thinks I am lying and not in...

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      Thanks Eileen.

       

      I'm giving the doctor's office another hour or so then I am heading home (an hour drive from work) and I guess if I can't get a hold of anyone I'll have my fiance take me into the ER this evening. I have always been stubborn and hate going to doctors and not to mention I always feel like the ER thinks I am lying and not in pain. I just wish others would understand how serious migraine pain can be!!

    • mcmurraychick
      Oct. 08, 2007

      your so right.... they need to learn that this is serious... and after medical school you would think they know this. but unless someone close to them has migraines they act like they could care less.

       

      i have had one Dr tell my i needed therapy to learn how to deal with stress. then a couple weeks later he told me i was an addict looking for drugs.........

      RHMLucky777

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      your so right.... they need to learn that this is serious... and after medical school you would think they know this. but unless someone close to them has migraines they act like they could care less.

       

      i have had one Dr tell my i needed therapy to learn how to deal with stress. then a couple weeks later he told me i was an addict looking for drugs...... mind you i am in tears from the headache, and nubain didn't touch it.... neither did the torodal, had to get demerol for this one, and i HATE demerol.

       

      i was told that i screamed at him that i wish he would just have ONE bad migraine, and learn some****** compassion. my family Dr had notes put into my record as to what meds i get when i go, and what to do if it doesn't help.

    • CrystalDawn
      Oct. 08, 2007
      Okay. It takes a lot for me not to be at work or to leave early but I havn't been able to concentrate on anything today because of the pain. So I'm going to take your advice and head home. If the doctor hasn't called by then, then my fiance is going to take me to the ER. Thanks for everything!
    • Eileen Gray
      Health Guide
      Oct. 08, 2007

      Let me know how you make out ok?

       

      Eileen

  • Karen
    Oct. 08, 2007

     

    Hi, Crystal Dawn;

     

    I completely understand what it's like, last month I had a 14 day migraine, I've never been so miserable.  You have no idea how much I appreciate your post, as I learned from Eileen's response to go to the ER.  I should have, as I was having numbness in my left hand, arm and shoulder with a mild steady pain. ...

    RHMLucky777

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    Hi, Crystal Dawn;

     

    I completely understand what it's like, last month I had a 14 day migraine, I've never been so miserable.  You have no idea how much I appreciate your post, as I learned from Eileen's response to go to the ER.  I should have, as I was having numbness in my left hand, arm and shoulder with a mild steady pain.  Now I'm wondering if I had a mild stroke, and if so do I follow up with anyone on it?

     

    Hang in there, I know it's hard.  In fact I stayed home from work today with one because I was unable to get ahold of any Midrin, which is a lifesafer abortive method.  I have had great benefits preventively from Botox for 8-10 wks also.

    I wish you the best!

     

    Karen

  • mcmurraychick
    Oct. 08, 2007
    yes crystal... i know that feeling... even spent my birthday this year.... from 3 days before and 5 days after in bed. and no matter how bad i hurt i still work cause if i don't i won't have a job. i'm here to listen and learn... but please know you aren't alone. i told my husband that it is nice to come here because i now know that i am not...
    RHMLucky777
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    yes crystal... i know that feeling... even spent my birthday this year.... from 3 days before and 5 days after in bed. and no matter how bad i hurt i still work cause if i don't i won't have a job. i'm here to listen and learn... but please know you aren't alone. i told my husband that it is nice to come here because i now know that i am not alone in this..... the people here understand.
    • CrystalDawn
      Oct. 08, 2007
      I know what you mean about work. I am sitting at my desk at work right now and I can not concentrate one bit. I'm actually waiting on a call back from my doctor because the more I read, the more worried I get - From what I understand, if a migraine lasts more than 72 hours you need to see a doctor because you have a higher risk of a stroke..

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