Require help please - I had my first course of chemotherapy recently (FEC) and the main anti-nausea given was (the wonder drug for nausea/chemo) Ondansetron, a 5-HT3 antagonist
Side effects mention a slight headache however it kicked off a Basilar-Type Migraine which landed me in the Emergency department for several days to:
1. Bring down the pain from the migraine which was agonizing, by using a Chlorpromazine drip and
2. Trying to stabilize the nausea from chemotherapy with less effective medication.
My Question: Is there any medication I can take prior to the chemotherapy and/or with the chemo that will act as a preventative, so the Basilar Migraine doesn't even start. I tried sumatriptan without success and if I am unable to tolerate Ondansetron, my treatments are going to be quite difficult.
Note: steroid was also provided at the same time as the Ondansetron to increase it's anti-nausea properties and
Note2: My migraines are normally well controlled with sumatriptan however over the years, the few times that I have been hospitalized has been with this type of migraine