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 vains. 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.
Published On: October 12, 2008