IV Medications- Treatment Gotta love 'Em

Lisa S Community Member October 12, 2008
  • Hello Team Migrain!

     

    So one of the steps the new doctor I'm seeing was to have an IV treatment.  Okay, no problem.  I don't mind needles.  Then I thought "how am I going to schedule that with work, cheerleading, and then my family life?"  Then she handed me the number for the Visiting Nurses.  She said they come to the house and will hook me up to the machine and will start everything.  It was perfect.  Could anything be any better than that???

     

    Then it was time for the bad news.  I should have never been put on Maxalt.  Please understand the next few statements are applied to me, I don't know if it applies to others.  Since my blood vesels constrict when I have migrian, Maxalt causes the same thing.  It basicaly was setting me up for a stroke.  We went over the cause and effect of the medication since I was on it for a year and at times I had to take two to control the headache.  I'm a little upset by this.  I have white lession already on my brain and short term memory loss.  This is the last thing I needed.  So the least to say, I'm a little upset.

     

    My IV treatment was Depakot.  We did 2 days.  And getting the port started was funny.  They tried to use a 22 guage on me, we blew 9 vainsFoot in mouth.  Again it doesn't bother me.  My husband on the hand was not happy.  He is a pharmacist and medic in the USAF so it didn't bother him blood was just that we kept going and that I thought it was funny.  The nursers stopped and we decided to wait until the next day.  I would drink lots of fluid and warm up for them.  The next day they brought a butterfly needle and I was nice and warm.  We got on the first try, and we did it so we could leave it in for the next day so my husband could hook me up and start the next treatment.  All in all it went well, now its a matter of waiting to see how it all works out.

4 Comments
  • brand new
    Oct. 14, 2008

    Hi Lisa I am Liz,

    I am putting my share post together. I have posted in the intro forum.

     

    First off I am so happy your IV has worked. I have the same problem with the IV as you do.  The 'typical' Iv that is used does not work on me so my neuro had to change it a little, they have a certain protocol to give me. I am so happy it is working...

    RHMLucky777

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    Hi Lisa I am Liz,

    I am putting my share post together. I have posted in the intro forum.

     

    First off I am so happy your IV has worked. I have the same problem with the IV as you do.  The 'typical' Iv that is used does not work on me so my neuro had to change it a little, they have a certain protocol to give me. I am so happy it is working out for you. I understand what you are saying about the needles....I think it is funny....with how much our heads are pounding, I could care less how many needles you have to use to get rid of the pain! Tongue outI hope all goes well for you!

    Truly

    Liz

     

    • Anonymous
      victor2008
      Nov. 03, 2008

      Headaches can't be cured, but they can be controlled. There are many medications that can either stop the pain associated with headaches or stop the symptoms, like nausea, that accompany them. Using medication should be only one part of a wellness program.

      Victor

       

    • Lisa S
      Nov. 03, 2008

      I'm sorry you are?  And you do what again?  How often have you been suffering from Migrains and of what kind?  I want to take a moment to correct you, I don't have "headaches" I have life altering, slam your head, had a stroke, lost 7 days of my life/memory at times migrains!  I would beg your pardon if you would not call them "headaches". ...

      RHMLucky777

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      I'm sorry you are?  And you do what again?  How often have you been suffering from Migrains and of what kind?  I want to take a moment to correct you, I don't have "headaches" I have life altering, slam your head, had a stroke, lost 7 days of my life/memory at times migrains!  I would beg your pardon if you would not call them "headaches".  At times, yes, they do have to be controlled with medications.  However, like many of my friends and my doctor will tell you, I have a high tolaerant level for pain.  I don't take pain meds right away I try to work through my headaches with my maintance meds.  So excuse the heck out of me and anyone else who chooses to take medication or an IV instead an herbs.  Sometimes you just need it.  So please go blow that smoke somewhere else.

  • Nancy Harris Bonk
    Oct. 12, 2008

    I hope it works. I will be keeping my fingers crossed for you.

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